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Lissa's Review: In Plain Sight (In Plain Sight ) by Amy Sparling


PUBLISHER: Amy Sparling Books

RELEASED: July 31, 2016

GENRE: young adult, contemporary romance

LENGTH: 201 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback







When her mom moves in with her rich new fiancé, Maddie Sinclair’s life goes from trailer parks and thrift stores to a pampered life of luxury on the rich side of town. Her soon-to-be stepdad gives Maddie and her siblings everything they could want, including unlimited access to a credit card. Maddie transforms into a new person over Spring Break. What she doesn’t expect is that everyone thinks she is a new student. Maddie’s new sports car and designer clothes draw in the mean girls, who are nice girls to her now. Boys want her attention and girls want to be her friend. Maddie finds herself crushing hard on Colby Jensen, and for the first time ever, the popular guy actually likes her back. Colby Jensen grew up in his brother’s shadow. His parents expect him to be the best even though they’re struggling to get the bills paid while maintaining the façade of a perfect life. Colby is sick of pretending like everything is perfect, and he is totally over dating stuck up princesses at school. Then he meets Maddie and wonders where she’s been all his life. She’s genuine and makes him laugh. When he’s around her, he can forget about the drama at home. Just when things are becoming perfect, a secret from Maddie’s past emerges, threatening to destroy her popularity and everything she’s become. Maddie knows Colby wouldn’t want anything to do with who she used to be. Colby just wishes she’d give him a chance.


The first thing that drew me to this book, was the cover. I had never read anything by Sparling but I decided to jump in.

Maddie has had a pretty hard life, but that soon changes. She is welcome to the world of the Rich. There’s Colby whose parents are not financially responsible, but they don’t want him to have a job. He doesn’t date much and you are reminded over and over he’s not like this brother, the womanizer.

In the beginning, I was enjoying it, I liked Maddie. But the writing didn’t hold me the whole time. I know their teenagers but it felt like they were more immature. Also, I think it needs another once over by the editor.

Overall, It’s Two Boundless Stars. It was ok but could have been better.

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