Discovering Taryn (Levi & Taryn #1) by A.C. Wilson

Discovering Taryn (Levi & Taryn, #1)


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“The sweetest friendships turn into something even better.”
—Discovering Taryn

Friendship was the very last thing on either of their minds when they bump into each other in the school’s hallway. Taryn was trying to be invisible, which was working until now. Levi was wondering just what he had gotten himself into when he was dazzled by a sweet and quiet girl.

Taryn Green is an orphan from South Dakota.She’s living with her aunt, going to a new high school, and doing her best to remain unseen. It is easy to protect yourself if no one gets close to you. She doesn’t count on meeting a boy who just keeps turning up. Sometimes secrets can be too heavy to carry alone.

Levi Kodallas is an all-American teenage boy. He dislikes school, loves the outdoors and plays football. School homework gets him into trouble when he asks a classmate to write his history paper for him.He has no idea just how much it could cost him. What if it jeopardizes his fledgling relationship with Taryn?
All of sudden it occurs to him that it’s too much to risk


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REVIEW Discovering Taryn (Levi & Taryn, #1)Discovering Taryn by A.C. Wilson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*** Gifted in exchange for my honest review ***

Having read all the Black Hills series, I’ve been waiting on baited breath for the new spin off YA series, and it was worth the wait. I loved it.

So I read this sat on the deck of my parents deck, in the winter sunshine in the mountains of Spain, much nicer than the dreary cold of an English winter, but wherever you read this book, you will be transported to the of rural America. I do love how Author A.C. Wilson describes the scene of where her books are set, places I’ve always wanted to visit, her writing sends me to these places to experience it through the eyes of her characters, it was nice to read about the younger characters, I like YA books, and I look forward to following Levi and Taryn as they discover that first sweet love… Maybe hopefully theirs will be the rare forever love, it does exist, I should know, I met my knight in shining armour at 16 and he’s still my hero 34 years later.

Now onto the book…

Part 1 of a 3 part series, meet Levi Kodallas, high school jock, who in a moment of laziness when it comes to his studies decides to strike a deal with the brash
Laurie who is known to trade papers for cash, although Levi doesn’t have the cash, she agrees with the price to be paid by being her boyfriend, and to escort her to homecoming. Levi thinks it’s an easy trade, but fate has a cruel way of reminding Levi that sometimes an easy price can have hidden consequences.

This book is a coming of age tale, of a boy becoming a man, and realising that sometimes it’s better to take the hard road than the quick and easy route.

Levi ends up learning that it’s better to earn things the honest way, to work at friendship rather than the rush of hormonal urges.

But with the sound advice of his grandpa and father, hopefully Levi will not lose the one light in his messed up world he’s currently navigating.

I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

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A Nebraska native, A.C. Wilson now lives in historic Abilene,Kansas with her husband and two boys. Always an avid reader, A.C. first fell in love with historical romances both Regency and Western. The world was a wide open place where adventures could happen even between the pages of a book. Deciding to give the characters in her head some room to breathe, A.C. started typing and hasn’t looked back. 

The Black Hills series books are contemporary western romances set in the iconic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota.The Johnson family holds true to their values of love, duty, family, and loyalty.




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