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Peek Inside Lola Carlyle's 12 Step Romance

While the idea of a summer in rehab is a terrible idea (especially when her biggest addiction is organic chocolate), Lola Carlyle finds herself tempted by the promise of spa-like accommodations and her major hottie crush. Unfortunately, Sunrise Rehabilitation Center isn't quitewhat she expected. Her best friend has gone AWOL, the facility is definitely more jail than spa, and boys are completely off-limits...except for Lola's infuriating(and irritatingly hot) mentor, Adam. Worse still, she might have foundthe one messy, invasive place where life actually makes sense

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Lola Carlyle is lonely, out of sorts, and in for a boring summer. So when her best friend Sydney calls to rave about the fun she’s having at a luxurious Malibu rehab (it’s basically a spa!) and reveals that the love of Lola’s life, Wade Miller, is being admitted, Lola knows what she has to do. Never mind that her worst addiction is decaf cappuccino; Lola is going to rehab.


Lola fakes her way into Sunrise Rehab, only to discover she’s actually expected to be an addict. And get treatment. And she has insane roommates, and an irritatingly attractive intake advisor, Adam, who’s determined to thwart her at every turn. Worst of all is the strictly enforced NO ROMANCE rule.


Oh, and Sydney? Is gone.


Turns out Sunrise is more jail-like than spa-like, and it’s going to take more than Lola bargained for just to get through the program.

Praise

"Full of sass and witty banter."--Kirkus Reviews

"You'll come for the laughs and kisses and find yourself staying for the authentic and powerful feelings." "-Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of  The Twin's Daughter

A touching story infused with the most perfect doses of humor and romance, Lola's sure to work her way into your heart just like she's claimed a place in mine.--Jessica "Stuck in Books Blog "

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633750012
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Page Count: 368
Imprint: teen
Genre: contemporary, young adult, young adult realistic fiction
Tropes: coming of age/family/social issues

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By Aditi April 30, 2015

“At the bottom of every person's dependency, there is always pain, Discovering the pain and healing it is an essential step in ending dependency.”

----Chris Prentiss


Danielle Younge-Ullman, a Canadian author, pens her new novel, Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance that traces the journey of a young g... ...more

By Alisha February 03, 2016

This book is amazing. For something that looks like cheesy chick lit, it's so much more than I expected. The story goes from Lola faking her way into rehab, to a beautiful self discovery, and I can't even put into words how much I enjoyed it.

At first, the characters seem fairly weak; just Lola, h... ...more

By Rhea May 17, 2015

“Celebu-spawn” Lola Carlyle is afraid of nothing and no one. And so she checks into the spa-like Sunrise Rehab, with the intention of helping Wade Miller, the love of her life, and hanging out with her best friend Sydney.

Except, Sunrise Rehab isn’t a spa, it’s a rehab and Sydney is long gone. So... ...more

I'm not one of those readers who expect their main characters to be without any major flaws. I want them to be selfish for once because I am sick and tired of running from the truth- we are all flawed even if we pretend we're not.

A couple of days ago I read The Heir and the MC was a huge brat bu... ...more

By Jillyn March 28, 2015

If we're being completely honest, I didn't think that I was going to like this book. I have had friends go to rehab to deal with drug abuse, and I was really concerned about reading a book where the initial plot is a girl faking her way in to save a boy from himself. But no matter how much I conc... ...more

By Beth (Ducky) December 20, 2014

#insixwords I was pleasantly surprised with this


I will be writing an actual review closer to the pub date ...more

By Melissa May 07, 2015

LOVED THIS BOOK! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ *heart button stops working* *frowns* *inserts a million more imaginary hearts*

How can one move on to another book after reading Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance? It's so darn hard! I'm obsessed, guys. This book is THE book of crazy goodness and gosh, I'm just a... ...more

By Veronica of V's Reads February 11, 2016

Lola Carlyle is celebu-spawn, the selfish 17 y/o offspring of two serious Hollywood players. Her mother is an actress on a long-standing soap opera, and her dad is a well-known diretor. The parental units split several years ago, and Lola lives with her mom and mother's girlfriend, while dad ia g... ...more

By N.N. May 14, 2015

It’s that time of the year when beach reads/women’s fiction/chick lit are high on my To Be Read bookshelf. Why? The weather is warmer and I am in the mood for light, fun books. While this book may not immediately seem to fit my profile, I was laughing right along with it.

Lola’s friend, Sydney, ca... ...more

Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance was a delightful surprise, I was intrigued of course by the concept and enjoyed the story a whole lot more than I expected.

That was in part to Danielle's delightfully amusing lead character Lola, the daughter of two famous actors who are now divorced and seemingly o... ...more

By Khulood March 06, 2015

3.5-4 fake addiction stars!

I really enjoyed this book.. lots of hilarious moments, and equally serious ones. I had a few problems with the book, especially with Sydney (Lola's bestfriend), and Jade (rehab roommate).. Nothing was clarified on what their stories were, especially with Jade, she hat... ...more

By Jessica (Stuck in Books) January 24, 2015

I loved this book way more than I was expecting to. Such a great, funny, romantic story. I am seriously feeling loads of love right now.

Full review will be posted closer to release date! :) ...more

By Meredith July 27, 2015

When I first learned about this book, I was intrigued by the premise. Though it wasn’t exactly what I expected and there were some moments that annoyed me, this book ended up being a really fun, cute and enlightening read. I really liked the characters, as well as the author’s writing style.

In th... ...more

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I am so blessed to have been approved for this book. Thank you!!! *gah* I can't believe how much I enjoyed Lola's story. I thought it was going to be yet again a trying-to-be-funny, cheesy romance and lots of cringe-y moments. BUT OH HELL NO. I am saying this because it is true: I am so happy I g... ...more

By Book Flame August 10, 2015

4.5 Stars
Okay so I'm not going to lie when I first picked this book up I read maybe a chapter of it and put it back down and didn't really pick it back up until a few weeks later and I don't know but maybe when I picked it up the first time, I wasn't in the right mindset to read it but the secon... ...more

By Paula May 03, 2015

Lola Carlyle is sick of being the odd one out and the one left behind, so when her friend suggests spending the summer in rehab which as her friend Sydney describes it "a spa for celebrities" and that her childhood crush and best friend Wade Miller is there recuperating, there is only one thing L... ...more

By Diesel December 27, 2014

I have to admit when I first received this book, I thought it was going to be a cheesy chick flick dumb girl goes to rehab and hits on boy, type of junk but man was I surprised.

The story is actually really well written and the characters are immensely engaging.
Lola is a super fun lead to take thi... ...more

By Sarah January 24, 2015

I was very surprised by this book. I started out thinking it would be a DNF. The idea of faking an addiction to get a boy seemed horrible when so many people actually do need help. However, it became a really funny, quirky story of Lola's growth. When it came down to it, she did need the Sunrise... ...more

By Erin May 14, 2016

So sweet ...more

By Kaylyn March 02, 2017

Cute, fun, quick read. I really enjoyed it. ...more

By Sheri May 05, 2015

Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

I have so much to say about this book and I'm not even sure where to start or if I'll remember everything be... ...more

By Tasha May 16, 2015

This book was so unexpected! I was expecting a chick lit, read once and that’s it book. But this book stayed with me even hours after reading it.

Lola Carlyle was having another boring summer with her celebrity mom. Then, her best friend convinces her to join her in rehab, saying how it’s practica... ...more

By Hannah (Broc's Bookcase) January 11, 2017

I devoured this book. It must have only taken me 2/3 hours from front cover to back cover and holy wow was it a rollercoaster of a journey to follow!

Lola may have started the book as a bit of a drama queen and slightly diva-ish (although she totally has reason to be with stupid parents like hers)... ...more

By Eileen (BookCatPin) April 13, 2016

I went into this book not knowing what to expect but wow did I ever enjoy it! So darn much. I was addicted (hee) and read it in one sitting. It was laugh-out-loud hilarious!!

Basically Lola comes from a rich family where her divorced parents don't pay much attention to her so she gets away with th... ...more

By Kelly May 05, 2015

*I would like to thank Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGALLEY for giving me an unreleased copy for an honest and fair review.


Rehab like a spa? Lola is unsure what her friend is telling her, but to help her first crush and old friend Wade, she decides to fake an addiction to go to the same Rehab.... ...more

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Danielle Younge-Ullman

About the author

Danielle Younge-Ullman

Danielle Younge-Ullman is a novelist, playwright and freelance writer who has always had a passion forbooks, language and storytelling. Danielle studied English and Theater at McGill University in Montreal, then returned to her hometown of Toronto to work as professional actor for ten years. This was character-building time during which she held a wild variety of acting and non-acting jobs--everythingfrom working on the stage and in independent films, to dubbing English voices for Japanese TV, to temping, to teaching Pilates. Danielle's short story, Reconciliation, was published in MODERN MORSELS—a McGraw-Hill Anthology for young adults, in 2012, her adult novel, FALLING UNDER, was published by Penguin in 2008, her one-act play, 7 Acts of Intercourse, debuted at Toronto's SummerWorks Festival in 2005. Danielle lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.

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