Hearts to Follow

  • Title: Hearts to Follow
  • Author: Dana Burkey
  • ISBN: 9781502841711
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hearts to Follow The Hearts to Follow Series is made up of three YA contemporary romance novellas JUST PRETENDING Everything in Cam s life is finally going right Despite many of her best friend being out of town for t
    The Hearts to Follow Series is made up of three YA contemporary romance novellas JUST PRETENDING Everything in Cam s life is finally going right Despite many of her best friend being out of town for the summer, she is ready to have some fun With her good friend Josh by her side, Cam is just starting to really enjoy the time off school, when Nick comes wandering back intThe Hearts to Follow Series is made up of three YA contemporary romance novellas JUST PRETENDING Everything in Cam s life is finally going right Despite many of her best friend being out of town for the summer, she is ready to have some fun With her good friend Josh by her side, Cam is just starting to really enjoy the time off school, when Nick comes wandering back into her life It s been a year since Cam last saw Nick, but the wound is still fresh The heartbreak Nick caused so long ago left Cam in pieces Now that he is back, she is quickly falling apart one again And the fact that he brought his new girlfriend Gina along for his vacation is only making it worse Not wanting to see the shell of a person Cam once was thanks to Nick, Josh comes up with an idea he will play the role of Cam s boyfriend to make Nick jealous Although the plan seems impossible, Cam quickly realizes it s working Or at least it seems like it s working from the outside But to everyone on the inside things get messy fast With feelings, emotions, and kissing flying all around, will Cam ever stop the pretending and land the true love she s been looking for CHANGED As a new school year begins, Summer is certain heading back to classes will be like every other year But, as she quickly learns, she missed a lot while she was gone during the break Not only are her friends attending parties Summer never thought she would go to, they have new friends Summer has no interest in getting to know Sitting at the top of the list of people Summer doesn t care to spend time with, is none other than Nick But, after a chance encounter at a party, Summer soon learns that Nick is trying to make a big change Hearing him talk about trying to study , avoid partying, and even ignoring the constant rumors about his recent breakup with yet another popular cheerleader, has Summer conflicted It sounds like Nick is trying to make a new name for himself, but is it really that simple Can he really turn over a new leaf and show Summer he s someone worth spending time with Is Summer willing to risk it all to find out if Nick has really changed STAGE LIGHTS Tessa has always been confident Some even say too confident But that comes with knowing what you want, and always getting it Show after show what she wanted was the lead role on the stage, and that was exactly what she got But as her senior year of high school approaches, Tessa is looking for something bigger and better So, when Tessa is cast in a college level theater production of Romeo and Juliet, she knows just what she wants Anthony, a college junior and the hottest guy Tessa has ever seen, is cast as Romeo opposite Tessa s Juliet The casting is perfect in Tessa s eyes, and she is certain her time on stage will only speed up things off stage Going after what she wants like always, can Tessa land her leading man With her sights set firmly on Anthony, can Tessa find true love under the stage lights.

    • Hearts to Follow ¦ Dana Burkey
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    About Dana Burkey


    1. Dana Burkey is a self published author living in Washington State Although she is from Ohio, she has been enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest for the last 9 years Before moving to Washington, Burkey attended college in Ohio where she majored in theater with a minor in creative writing Burkey works full time in camping, spending her days with K 5th graders She began self publishing her YA romance novels in August of 2014, hoping to write stories that can be enjoyed by YA readers of any age Her books feature a lack of swearing, drinking, and sex, in an effort to allow younger readers to connect with her stories without bad influences Burkey is currently working on a few projects, which she is looking forward to sharing with readers soon


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    1. 3.5 stars !*Dana Burke was kind enough to give me this really awesome book in exchange for a review*This book contains 3 novellas, I mean 3 really cutenovellas.Each story had a beautiful plot and a great combination of love , friendship and fun! Each story was linked to one another in such a subtle yet perfect way ,and i thought it was a terrific job by the author. This book definitely made me smile and 'a.'Well I guess everything has its negatives and so does this book. What I would have liked [...]

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    2. I received this book from the author, Dana Burkey, in exchange of an honest review. Heart to Follow contains three novellas and I have to say they were cute and highly enjoyable. They were very fast-paced, as novellas normally are, and I honestly had a terrific time reading them. Oh, the three novellas are connected, which I didn't know at the beginning but I loved it anyhow =)Just Pretending, the first novella was about Cam, a girl who has had a crush on Nick for over a year because they spent [...]

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    3. This is my first YA novella series and I am so excited to share it with everyone! I am happy to announce that the book has been re-formatted and is now available not just on Kindle, but also in paper form through both and Barnes and Nobles, and is also available in audio book as well on Audible! Check out these two new formats, and also take a moment to post any reviews on as well! Thanks so much!

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    4. I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. You can view the original review at Genuine JennI really enjoyed this little YA series on Audiobook. It was a fun listen to during my commute to work. It is made up of 3 short novellas that are geared to preteen/teen girls. The narrator was pretty good and easy to follow along with. There was one character in the first book that was super annoying and the narrator even gave this character that high pitched whinny voice that I [...]

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    5. Best Short Stories This Year! Why is there no 10 star option? *VERY LONG REVIEW*I honestly don't know what to say about this book. I mean I loved it and wish I could give it more than five starts.Just Pretending was just plan awesome. I read it twice because I loved it so much. Changed? Well it was so very sweet. I loved Nick from Just Pretending and I loved him even more in Changed? The best think I truly got out of Changed? was what Nick said in there online chat: "just don't listen to what pe [...]

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    6. (I was sent this by the author for an honest reciew)I really enjoyed these novella's. there was romance and friendship which is a great combination. I think that people will be able to relate to the characters. The stories are easy to relate to what happens in real life. It will be a set of novellas i will read again and again because i really enjoyed them and loved the stories.I will be reading more work of the author.I also liked that the stories intertwined with each other. The characters hav [...]

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    7. 3.5Dana sent me a free copy for an honest review. These stories were sweet, simple teen love stories. They were very short, so there's always that feeling that there could have been a little more to the story. Even while being so short, they managed to show all the drama that can come with being a teenage, and give you characters to love and love to hate. And there was even a twist that jumped out of nowhere too. There are a few editing misses, but small scale compared to some that are out [...]

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    8. Original review posted here:3.5 Ratingfangirlavue/2014/12/hearts-to-follow-by-dana-burkey-minimlFirst and foremost, I want to give a special thanks to Ms.Dana Burkey for sending me a signed copy of her novella series! Now down to business . . .Just PretendingThe first story in this novella series follows a young girl named Cam. Over the summer she had a crush on her next door neighbor Nick, who was only in town for the season at his dad's. When the summer came to an end, Nick went back home to h [...]

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    9. First, I got this wonderful series for free from the lovely author Dana Burkey. Thank you so much for giving me the chance to read and review it!This is my first review, so I apologize if it's not that wonderful. This series consisted of 3 short stories: "Just Pretending", "Changed?", and "Stage Lights". The first story follows Cam as she runs into the boy she had a crush on last summer, who then left her without a word at the end and who got into a relationship about a month after returning to [...]

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    10. As said in the book description, this book has three different stories that can be a stand-alones but all of them are connected due to the characters' relationships.Let me start withJust Pretending . This story opens up during the summer. My first thought of this story was 'cliche.' And as it turns out it was. If you read the book description, I'm quite sure that you'll think of it too. I do like the progress of the story being slow and steady. I did wonder what the ending of the story was so I [...]

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    11. I got this book from the author in change for my honest opinion. *WARNING, CONTAINS SPOILERS*The three novels this book contains are normal, easy to read, teenage love storys that are perfect to curl up to in front of the fireplace or one late summer night.In the first book, Just Pretending, we meet Cam, a 16 year old girl crushing on her summer neighbor Nick. And Josh, her best friend. It is a simple and sweet love story with some love-triangle seasoning and jealousy sprinkles on top.The second [...]

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    12. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review (Never Too Old For Y.A. Books).JUST PRETENDINGThis was a nice read. The story was cute. A little rushed and too short but cute. I just didn't have time to warm up that it already ended. I wanted to feel how Cam fell in love with Josh.I liked Cam and Josh. Josh was actually really cute. Nick was a big jerk. Didn't like him at all. The ending was cute. 3 stars for Just PretendingANGED? Mmm I don't know how I feel about this I actually spent 1 [...]

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    13. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.Hearts to Follow by Dana Burkey is an anthology of her three young-adult short stories that were previously published individually. The titles of the three short stories are: Just Pretending, Changed and Stage Lights. There is some character overlap in each story, but they are not a series or serial. Each could be purchased and read as an individual story.The stories are perfect for mature tweens and yo [...]

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    14. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed reading the hearts to follow series. It was a quick, light read (about 120 pages total) made up of three different stories. Some of the characters in each novella overlap and you got to see their development over the course of the different stories, which I really enjoyed.The re-emergence of Nick from Just Pretending in Changed? showed a different side of him, furthering his development as a characte [...]

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    15. A summer love series for teens!!!I enjoyed this quick read but it never lost my attention. I loved the story line and the characters, can't wait to continue reading this series. If you are looking for a quick read about a summer love this is a great book!!2nd installment: This book was very cute, quick read, young teen love story. Loved the dynamic story between Summer and Nick and I hope there is more to come some day. 3rd installment: a story about Tess, Anthony, Ian and Jodi. I found myself w [...]

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    16. I actually want to give this book 4.5 stars, unfortunately wont let me do that. It combines all three short stories of the Hearts to Follow series by Dana Burkey, with each story as good as the other. The first book has to be my favourite, I'm not sure why though. The main characters in story 1 and 3 were a bit oblivious to the flirting which irritated me somewhat, but that's just me. I like my females intelligent and sarcastic, despite this each character was well thought out and could be rela [...]

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    17. I received a copy of the ePub from the group Never Too Old for Y.A. & N.A. Books in exchange for an honest review.Summer romance, high school drama, rumors, and growing pains—life as a young adult. Dana Burkey’s Young Adult Contemporary Romance novellas are truly refreshing reads. The three novellas are cleverly intertwined but can be read as stand alones. The voices and situations of the various characters reflect their age and maturity. The novellas are character driven. The relations [...]

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    18. I have recently read a lot of novellas and what I love about this one is that is it different from book to book. It did not feel like a story that the author broke up into a few parts, but rather three short stories that I could sit and read all at once! I enjoyed each of the lead characters, and the narration was different for each person which was really fun. I wanted to keep reading more after each one, but also liked the new story that followed. The editing errors that were here and there in [...]

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    19. I was given this novella,for my honest review.A very intriguing romance story,about cam,summer,and Tessa,sharing there,loves,and loses,and happy times. I really enjoyed this including stage lights.It's a very good story to sit and read,on a rainy,night sitting,by,the,fireplace,and this novella will keep wanting more and more here review for first 2 books amazon/review/R3NN8Z87 Will submit third one when done started stage lights on Mar 10 2015

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    20. Three short stories about romantic games among teens. Nothing sexual or profane. Each story centers on someone using someone else to date either. A romance just to fill time or make someone jealous. Not that these are terrible people, I didn't get these characters were in for more than a short romance.The Kindle formatting didn't work well. I had some spacing issues. The possessive apostrophe is missing in a few stories. The stories themselves were well written and enjoyable to read.

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    21. I loved this whole series, and loved to get to know the characters along the way. I also liked that there was a look back at some of the characters later on in the series, so you kind of got to see a peek at how things were going for other people we already got to know. The last book was a big change of pace, but I think it made for a nice contrast for the other stories.I was given a copy of the series in return for an honest review.

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    22. I'm just going to start off by saying that Dana Burkey is an amazing author! I've loved almost every single book she has written and these books were what started me off onto the others. Her books are clean and well-written. Though some can interpret these books being for Middle Grade readers, I think anyone could enjoy these!

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    23. I started reading last night and only got three hours of sleep because I couldn't put it down. Three short stories with a lot of emotion. Way to go Dana and keep up the great work. Can't wait to read more.

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    24. I read this book pretty fast. this is three short stories that all go together. it is very well written

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    26. 2.5/5 stars for the collection. I was given the 'Hearts to Follow' series of short stories by the lovely author Dana Burkey as a read-for-review. This in no way affects my review of the series.These three short stories are sweet, fluffy and focus mainly on Summer romances. I feel as if Burkey aims to portray the unpredictable and naive nature of relationships between teens during their journey into adulthood. Young love prevails in many ways in these stories, which is something I really like abo [...]

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    27. This book holds three very adorable novellas that revolve around the lives of Cam, Summer, and Tessa and their somewhat complicated approach to love. This was a quick and refreshing read and I enjoyed the fact that all three novellas tied into one another in a subtle yet non-misleading way.Although I liked the fact that the novellas were short and sweet, the plot and character development was a bit lacking. With each novella I attempted to connect to one of the protagonists and, before any relat [...]

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