ARC review: Call it what you want by Brigid Kemmerer

Call It What You WantCall It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer (Goodreads Author) 4.19  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  124 reviews

When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care.


Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle.

When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built. But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship…

This captivating, heartfelt novel asks the question: Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?

My review:

Like many other fellow bloggers are saying, Brigid Kemmerer is quickly becoming an auto buy author for me. A Curse So Dark and Lonely was the first book I ever read  by her and now I need to read Letters to the Lost or whatever that first one is. I just found out my Nook has that  e-book!! 😀

Anyway, for some reason I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this book because some authors can’t write different genres, buuuuuuuut Bridgid Kemmerer definitely can! I was just as captivated with this book as I was with ACSDAL.

I loved all of the characters, though Rob was the one who sucked me in the most. I just really felt for his character and there were definitely soooooooooo many emotions with this book. I still didn’t cry, I did react to different parts. I kept saying, oh no! No, don’t do that!! And I just wanted to hug the characters, but I could only hug my e-reader and since I was reading during breaks most of the time, that would have looked quite weird if my co-workers saw me hugging my e-reader.

They just went through so much and I loved the character development in this book. I loved how the sisters stuck together.

This was a five star read and I will definitely be looking forward to anything Brigid Kemmerer writes. She’s the queen of writing.  I will never again question that. I whole heartedly recommend this book.  It’s definitely good for any time of the year.

I received this book from Netgalley and the publishers. This has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Thank you for giving me the chance to read this book, it is one of my favorites for this year.


What are some of your favorite auto buy authors? Have you read anything by Brigid Kemmerer yet?

4 thoughts on “ARC review: Call it what you want by Brigid Kemmerer”

  1. I really enjoyed this one too. I have loved all of Kemmerer’s contemporaries. Like you, I adored the bond between the sisters, and liked seeing it strengthen over the course of the book. I give a round of applause for that ending, because she really tied up those storylines.

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  2. I somehow missed this one and I’ve only started seeing people talk about it. Weird. I haven’t read Brigid Kemmerer yet, but I’ve heard such good things about her, and I just bought A Curse So Dark and Lonely, and I have one of her other books, too. Just haven’t read them yet. Glad to hear you liked it so much! I’ll definitely have to check this one out. Great review.

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