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Hearts, Fingers, and Other Things to Cross (A Broken Hearts & Revenge Novel)

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  • The pacing was relatively slow in the beginning, with the majority of the action occurring in the second half. Yet, the build up was what made this story so addicting. Katie Finn made it so that there were so many people to suspect and as something new was revealed you had to question what Mad was being told. Of course, everything came together in the end and nothing was left unexplained. I have to say that I guessed the hacker, but not as quickly as my love of detective shows would suggest. THAT WAS WHAT MADE THIS BOOK SO BRILLIANT. I completely fell for all of the red herrings and my attention was always drawn away from the hacker. In hindsight, with all the foreshadowing, that I didn’t necessarily understand the relevance of until the very end, it seems obvious who the hacker was, but it’s written in a way that means you always suspect someone else.

    I love Morgan Matson’s books! She is one of my favorite authors! I have a copy of The Unexpected Everything too and it makes me really happy you loved it, Amber! I didn’t know the love interest was an author, but ahhh! So exciting!
    I haven’t read her books as Katie Finn either, but they sound super cute and you say they are funny too, so I should get to them.

  • Everyone probably knows that Morgan Matson and Katie Finn are the same person, right? I hadn’t read any of these books before December last year, but I have now read the first two books and I’m eagerly anticipating the last book in the trilogy. Broken Hearts is about Gemma, who goes to stay with her father in the Hamptons. She reconnects with her childhood best friend, whose life she kind of ruined, but it’s under a fake name. So Gemma is trying to make everything right with her again. The sequels, and are a direct continuation full of revenge and hilarity.

    Katie Finn is the author of the Top 8 trilogy. She's never plotted revenge on anyone (who didn't deserve it) but has been known to assume another identity. To this day, she and Morgan Matson have never been seen in the same room. She lives in Los Angeles, in a house she wishes was a lot closer to the beach.

    Gender Female
    Industry Consulting
    Occupation Sommelier
    Location La Quinta, California, United States
    Introduction Dubbed as the Rachel Ray of wine tasting, Katie Finn has made her Irish family very proud. Katie's passion for Wine began with Flemings Steakhouse followed by a summer spent abroad in Italy and France. Her adventures took her to Roys Newport Beach as well as Roys Kahana Bar & Grill in Maui, where Katie worked as a Wine Educator and Sommelier. In 2006, Katie returned to the Desert and shes here to stay! She currently holds a certification for levels one and two with the Court of Master Sommeliers and is a Certified Specialist of Wine. She is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and is currently studying with the International Sommelier Guild. When not hitting the books, you can find Katie hosting a number of local events through her business, Great Legs Wine Consulting or meeting with buyers at local restaurants and retail shops reviewing the extensive wines she represents through Epic Wines. Her goal is to permanently eliminate the snobbery and intimidation that is so common among her profession. She specializes in making wine fun, approachable, and interesting.
    Interests Wine, Food, Restaurants, Writing, Travel
    Favorite Books On Wine by Doug Frost, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly, What to Eat With What You Drink by Dornenburg and Page, Vines Grapes and Wines by Jancis Robinson


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Summer, boys, and friendships gone sour. This new series has everything that perfect beach reads are made of!
Gemma just got dumped and is devastated. She finds herself back in the Hamptons for the summer—which puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend that she wronged five years earlier. Do people hold grudges that long?
When a small case of mistaken identity causes everyone, including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh, to think she’s someone else, Gemma decides to go along with it.
Gemma’s plan is working (she’s finding it hard to resist Josh), but she’s finding herself in embarrassing situations (how could a bathing suit fall apart like that!?). Is it coincidence or is someone trying to expose her true identity? And how will Josh react if he finds out who she is?
Katie Finn hits all the right notes in this perfect beginning to a new summer series: A Broken Hearts & Revenge novel.