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Everything but the truth : an If only novel / by Mandy Hubbard.

By: Hubbard, Mandy [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: If only novel: Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2015Description: 270 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781619636606.Subject(s): Dating (Social customs) -- Juvenile fiction | Deception -- Juvenile fiction | Social classes -- Juvenile fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction | Retirement communities -- Juvenile fiction | Mercer Island (Wash.) -- Juvenile fiction | Wealth -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Teen fiction.DDC classification: 813.6 | Fic Summary: Holly Mathews lives at a retirement home for the super wealthy that her mother manages on expensive Mercer Island, but when she meets Malik Buchannan, grandson of one of the residents, she allows him to think that she just visiting, so he will accept her as belonging to his A-list world--it is just supposed to be a summer fling, but soon she finds herself falling in love.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Enjoy Everything but the Truth and the other standalone titles in Bloomsbury's contemporary If Only romance line centered around an impossible problem: you always want what you can't have !

Holly Mathews' mom is the new manager of a ritzy retirement home, and they just moved in, which means Holly's neighbors are all super-rich retirees. Still, it's not a total bust, because gorgeous, notorious Hollywood playboy Malik Buchannan is the grandson of one of the residents. Just one problem: when they meet, Malik assumes Holly's there to visit her own rich relative. She doesn't correct him, and it probably doesn't matter, because their flirtation could never turn into more than a superficial fling . . . right? But the longer Holly lives in Malik's privileged world, the deeper she falls for him and the more difficult it becomes to tell the truth . . . because coming clean might mean losing Malik forever.

For anyone who has dreamed of their own Cinderella story, this title in the If Only romance line is about how when it comes to true love, the best person to be is yourself!

Holly Mathews lives at a retirement home for the super wealthy that her mother manages on expensive Mercer Island, but when she meets Malik Buchannan, grandson of one of the residents, she allows him to think that she just visiting, so he will accept her as belonging to his A-list world--it is just supposed to be a summer fling, but soon she finds herself falling in love.

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Booklist Review

How long can Holly keep her burdensome secret? She has met this gorgeous, super-rich, celebrity-status, nice guy whom she never expected to fall for. Trouble is, Malik happens to thinks she is someone else someone richer and closer to his class, and Holly is afraid to reveal the truth. Holly lives at the exclusive retirement home where her mother is the lease manager; she is not visiting a rich grandparent, like Malik is. An interesting subplot evolves as best friend Alex, who helps Holly keep her cover, stuns Holly with a revelation of her own about a same-sex relationship. Hubbard's lighthearted romance pulls in Cinderella motifs, while using suspense and complicated subterfuge to step up the plot's pace. Both Holly and Malik have issues with their other friends, which will resonate with readers, as will their identity issues as they struggle to become comfortable with who they really are. A fun, romantic romp with just the right amount of substance.--O'Malley, Anne Copyright 2015 Booklist

Horn Book Review

Katie and Drew fall in love despite the fact that their parents are both running for president of the United States (Red). Holly can't believe that the rich and famous Malik Buchannan is in love with her--or that she's stupid enough to keep lying to him (Everything). Both romance novels have breezy, accessible plots, but readers wanting emotional depth should look elsewhere. [Review Covers these If Only titles: Red Girl, Blue Boy and Everything But the Truth.] (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

A Cinderella story set near modern-day Seattle brings a poor girl together with a handsome, uber-rich, famous guy. Holiday lives with her mom in the ritzy Sunrise House retirement home, where her mom is the leasing agent. There, she runs into Malik, grandson of Charles Buchanan, the third-richest man in America. Jet-setter Malik has romanced famous movie stars, but he falls for Hollyexcept that he thinks her name is Lucy due to a misunderstanding caused by a confused resident. Thinking their acquaintance will be brief, Holly doesn't correct him, but a real romance starts to bloom, setting the stage for awkwardness later on. Meanwhile, she helps the elderly Buchanan pry himself away from his apartment and begin to live again. Although the story fits neatly into well-worn plot grooves, Hubbard keeps it fresh and entertaining. If Holly's continually evolving reasons for keeping her secret sometimes seem strained, they are nevertheless crucial to the plot. Meanwhile the two have fun on dates only a superrich (and supernice) young man can plan. Holly is given a compelling interest in antiques and art, rendering her character more individual than Malik's pleasant stereotype. Harmless wish-fulfillment for romance fans. (Romance. 12-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.