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While camping in the Cuyamaca Mountains above San Diego, shy Melena Harrison meets surfer Dylan Hart and is floored that an attractive man would actually fall for her. Especially since she hasn't had a date since, well, birth. They share a romantic late night hike, trips to the beach and chemistry that can't be bottled-everything is going great. That is until Cassi, MelenaWhile camping in the Cuyamaca Mountains above San Diego, shy Melena Harrison meets surfer Dylan Hart and is floored that an attractive man would actually fall for her. Especially since she hasn't had a date since, well, birth. They share a romantic late night hike, trips to the beach and chemistry that can't be bottled-everything is going great. That is until Cassi, Melena's spoiled sister, falls for Dylan, too. And what Cassi wants, she usually gets. Manipulation, sordid tricks and revealing clothing-Cassi will do whatever it takes to get her man. Even if Melena is left heart broken. Can Dylan and Melena's budding relationship survive Cassi's vindictive meddling?...

Title : Love Thy Sister, Guard Thy Man
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ISBN : 9781601541048
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 204 Pages
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Love Thy Sister, Guard Thy Man Reviews

  • Michelle
    2019-02-28 16:10

    From the publisher:While camping in the Cuyamaca Mountains above San Diego, shy Melena meets surfer Dylan and is floored that an attractive man would actually fall for her. Especially since she hasn't had a date since, well, birth.They share a romantic late night hike, trips to the beach and chemistry that can't be bottled--everything is going great. That is until Cassi, Melena's spoiled sister, falls for Dylan, too. And what Cassi wants, she usually gets. Manipulation, sordid tricks and revealing clothing--Cassi will do whatever it takes to get her man. Even if Melena is left heart broken.Can Dylan and Melena's budding relationship survive Cassi's vindictive meddling?My review:I enjoyed this sweet romance. It was incredibly engaging for a young adult novel and I found it hard to put down. I loved that there was a lot of tension between the characters. It was also a powerful illustration of the sad reality of the damage divorce does to destroy trust in children and families.Melena was a very like-able heroine and Dylan was the ultimate, hot hero. Cassie was the stereo-typical wicked sister and April was the true best friend. I enjoyed the dynamics between all the players and the emotion packed into this story. The spiritual element was also well done because the faith portion of the story flowed and didn't seem forced. And of course, the fact that Dylan prayed made him even more hot. His only flaw was that he was a nice guy and had trouble saying no when he really needed to.Overall, this was a great, fun read. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a romance where the relationship between the characters makes you giggle and want to have a slumber party with your girlfriends.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-02-25 18:12

    Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.comEighteen and never been kissed. Basically, that's Melena's life in a nutshell. But hopefully this summer all that will change. Thus begins book one of the RUSSELL FAMILY SERIES by Kimberlee R. Mendoza. Melena's friend, April, drags her to a week long Church camp to get away from her mom and sister for a short time. There, Melena spies Dylan and is instantly smitten. But Melena is shy, and the week goes by without a word between the two. April finally takes matters into her own hands and walks over to Dylan and his friend, Chad, the last day of camp. Chad invites the two girls to go on the evening nature hike with the two of them, and friendships begin. Dylan and Melena live at least an hour apart and the relationship seems doomed before it ever has a chance to bloom. Melena's fourteen-year-old sister does everything she can to sabotage the budding romance. Always jealous of Melena, Cassi tries to steal Dylan and convince him that Melena has no feelings for him. The book takes place over the course of the summer as Melena and Dylan try to overcome one misunderstanding after another. It finally takes a tragedy at the end of the story to bring all the characters together and working through all of the issues that have plagued them through the summer months. Ms. Mendoza writes a sweet, simple, Christian love story. For those not used to a Christian bent to the romance, Ms. Mendoza is never preachy or abundant with the religious overtones. But they are evident and heartfelt. Melena tries to do right by God but the struggles with Dylan and her sister are real and ones that anyone with sibling rivalry can definitely relate to. The plot moves quickly and leaves the reader siding with Melena when conflicts arise with her sister, Cassi. Cassi is a spoiled troubled girl who, with the love and Christian kindness of her sister, may just overcome whatever pain is inside of her.

  • Jill Williamson
    2019-03-21 19:24

    Eighteen-year-old Melena Rusell has her heart set on a date with fellow camper, Dylan Hart, but she’s too shy to even talk to him. Her best friend, April, takes matters into her own hands by hooking up a double date hike on the last day of camp. Melena and Dylan hit it off, but they live an hour away from each other. Melena is sure she’ll never see Dylan Hart again.But Dylan is interested in Melena and doesn’t see the distance as a problem. The two continue to date, but as soon as Melena’s little sister, Cassi, sees Dylan, she sets her mind on stealing him. She doesn’t think Melena deserves a guy as great as Dylan, besides, Cassi always gets what she wants, and right now, Cassi wants Dylan. She resorts to some horrible antics to steal her sister’s boyfriend: manipulation, lies, and mean tricks. Confused and heartbroken, Dylan and Melena struggle through their on again off again relationship, never sure what the other really feels. It takes a near disaster to bring out the truth, but with everything Cassi put them through, is it too late to make things work?I found this story sweet and entertaining. Kimberlee R. Mendoza writes realistic characters in an all-too-realistic situation: sibling rivalry. Even though she doesn’t always succeed—especially when Cassi pushes her too far—Melena always tries to do the right thing, and manages to love her sister despite all the horrible things she does. I turns out that unconditional love is just the thing Cassi needs in her life. This is the first book in the Russell Family series. I’m looking forward to book two. Recommended.

  • Kimberlee Mendoza
    2019-03-10 19:19

    THE RUSSELL FAMILY SERIES--BOOK ONE (Melena's Story)While at youth camp, shy Melena Harrison meets surfer Dylan Hart and isfloored that an attractive guy would actually fall for her. Everything is going greatuntil Cassi, Melena’s spoiled sister, falls for Dylan, too. And what Cassi wants,she usually gets. Manipulation, sordid tricks and revealing clothing—Cassi willdo whatever it takes to get her man. Even ifMelena is left heart broken. Can Dylan and Melena’s budding relationshipsurvive Cassi’s vindictive meddling?