Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta (Baby Doll #1)
Publication date: November 1st 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.
The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however, mind if his long time crush Katie took notice of him.
But it is Barbie who notices Dylan and she offers him a deal he can’t pass up: if he helps her pass algebra, she’ll help him get the girl of his dreams. Dylan agrees, but, as it turns out, nothing is simple when it comes to Barbie. Somehow, she can’t help but draw attention to herself — and to him. Soon Dylan finds himself tossed into the whirlwind of rumors that seem to follow Barbie everywhere. Can he save his reputation and still get the girl of his dreams? Or will Barbie be the one to break through his carefully-built facade?
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Barbie World by Heidi Acosta
Series: Barbie Girl, #2
Publication date: Summer 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
“One Night is all it took to change everything between Barbie and me. One night to potentially lose the girl of my dreams forever. How do I prove to her that she can trust me? That all I want to do is protect her carefully guarded heart. I need to prove to her that I want to be a part of her world. But How? ”
Dylan lost Barbie once before, now he is determined more than ever to win her heart and trust back. Easier said than done, especially with the new hot guy in town who is in a rock band and is the complete opposite of Dylan.
Barbie has been hurt beyond repair or so she thinks. It would be easier for heart to decide if she didn’t have to protect her little brother. And if Dylan would just put on a shirt! Dylan is not making this easy on her. It helps to have the distraction of the new guy in town cute bad boy Kai. But even though her heart is damaged it still knows what it wants.
When Barbie learns she has a family and with the help of Roxie and Kai, oh and Third and Dylan. They embark on a journey to help bring Barbie closer to a past she never knew existed.
Heidi Acosta brings you the heart felt story of friendship, love and heartbreak in the second book in of the Baby doll series Barbie World.
5 of 5 Barbie World
This book was so..... I don't even know where to begin because I was frustrated and happy and sad all at once. Man Heidi what are you doing to me? Barbie is my girl through and through. She and her brother have had a rough time and her mother is one sick a$ biatch! She has done some wrong things to Barbie and her brother and sometimes Barbie wants to run but she knows if she does nothing good will come from it because her brother needs her. Plus Barbie is heart broken over Dylan and wants nothing more to do with guys and who can blame her but Dylan had his reasons for doing what he did and he wants Barbie back and he will stop at nothing to get her back. But there is a new guy in town Kai and he is a rocker bad boy in a band and he likes Barbie so Dylan is going to have to work his a$ off if he wants Barbie.
Dylan man oh man did I want to slap, punch, kick, and kiss Dylan all at once. Lord I love that boy to pieces. He did what he did and he is sorry and he wants Barbie back and is willing to do whatever it takes to get her back. Dylan loves Barbie and will not walk away this time but is it to late for him?
Barbie is finding out more and more about her life and when she finds out there is more to her she will go off with her friends to find out what it is that her messed up mother has kept from her.Along with her friends Barbie embarks on a new journey of discovery and what she finds could make or break her. I have to say the ending was a little weird for me and the epilogue did not make a whole lot of sense but hey I will wait and see what is in store for us with Barbie and the gang!
Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.
Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.
Writing soon also became a form of therapy for Heidi, when she realized that no matter what was happening in her life, she could find emotional escape while writing. Some of her earliest stories featured her as a princess who explored new worlds with her horse Buttercup. If it sounds romantic, it wasn’t, there was no prince charming in those fairy lands (boys where yucky).
Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.
Grand Prize Giveaway
25$ Amazon GC, a signed copy of Barbie Girl (Book 1) + some swag (US/Canada)