Like Jazz

Like Jazz Cassidy Cazz Warner a smart sporty reticent newcomer to the senior class at Claiborne High unwittingly attracts the attention of its most popular girl Sarah Perkins a bright athletic charismati

  • Title: Like Jazz
  • Author: Heather Blackmore
  • ISBN: 9781626390294
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cassidy Cazz Warner, a smart, sporty, reticent newcomer to the senior class at Claiborne High, unwittingly attracts the attention of its most popular girl Sarah Perkins, a bright, athletic, charismatic beauty Just as the two begin to understand how extraordinary their friendship is, another cross country move wrests Cazz away.Ten years later, Cazz unexpectedly runs intCassidy Cazz Warner, a smart, sporty, reticent newcomer to the senior class at Claiborne High, unwittingly attracts the attention of its most popular girl Sarah Perkins, a bright, athletic, charismatic beauty Just as the two begin to understand how extraordinary their friendship is, another cross country move wrests Cazz away.Ten years later, Cazz unexpectedly runs into Sarah during a fraud investigation at Sarah s charitable foundation The women are inexorably drawn to each other, but Cazz s investigation into the foundation s finances limits her ability to be entirely honest with Sarah.Already wary of Cazz for not keeping in touch after Claiborne, Sarah demands the truth Will Cazz own up to her feelings for Sarah Or is she too late And will Cazz s investigation bring a killer to justice, or will she sacrifice herself to protect Sarah from a man desperate to conceal his crimes

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    1. This is a f/f contemporary romance with two leads that are so perfect we're in a fantasy world of sorts. But, as far as that goes, "Like Jazz" is a well-written and pleasurable read.The romance is slow burn, the characters are likable, the chemistry between the leads is palpable, the dialogue and interactions feel natural and we get a bit of a crime caper thrown into the mix, as well.My only complaint for the book would be that things are too perfect or easily solved but, then again, sometimes w [...]

    2. Story Outline:A young High School senior who has been dragged around the country with barely any notice enters into a LA High School where she meets the opposite of the mean girls. In fact she meets someone who has it all, looks, intelligence, perception and an interest in Cazz soon after the two meet. Cassidy has the looks and intelligence but is dragged down at every turn by self-doubt and a crippling shyness. Just when their relationship is headed toward something of great value Cassidy's fat [...]

    3. A young High School senior who has been dragged around the country with barely any notice enters into a LA High School where she meets the opposite of the mean girls. In fact she meets someone who has it all, looks, intelligence, perception and an interest in Cazz soon after the two meet. Cassidy has the looks and intelligence but is dragged down at every turn by self-doubt and a crippling shyness. Just when their relationship is headed toward something of great value Cassidy's father is transfe [...]

    4. This book here is the first one I’ve read by Heather Blackmore. I admit that I initially added the book, if I recall correctly, to my maybe pile because of the cover. From a distance, it kind of looks like a music instrument; and the book itself includes the word ‘Jazz’. With the sitting woman in a black dress looking like that open area on an instrument, and the road looking like the . . . I need to know music instrument terminology to make this work, right? Heh. Mmphs. Oh, heh. That ‘o [...]

    5. 4 stars.I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Especially after I realized the High School section when Cazz & Sarah first meet was a third or more of the book. I normally don't care to read this age group (17-18ys). However, it was well written and a great way to introduce the MCs who matured and meet again 10 years later, yet their prior HS friendship still has a significant impact on their lives. There is a "mystery" although it wasn't hard to figure out - it was interesting to follow [...]

    6. Wonderful first novel.A great romance with a HEA, this author knows how to write both character and plot. Nothing rushed or out of kilter. The criminal investigation served its purpose of bringing Cazz and Sarah together admirable.Looking forward to whatever this author writes next.

    7. This book opens with an introduction of Cazz as an investigator getting called in by LAPD to determine whether embezzlement is occurring at a high-profile charitable foundation in the area. But quickly thereafter we travel back in time, to where Cazz is starting her first day at a new school (a theme familiar to anyone raised in a military family) where she meets the enigmatic Sarah Perkins. They begin an oft-times competitive relationship that develops into something more. The book is told from [...]

    8. Thank you to Netgalley and Bold Stroke Books for approving my request to view this title. Unfortunately thus romance fell a little flat for me. There were bits I liked - like seeing the high school history of Sarah and Cazz's relationship and how it began, and when the two of them were together the romance was hot.But it took far too long for anything to actually happen I found it irritating. I also got sick of hearing how wonderful and amazing and special Sarah was. The same problems kept poppi [...]

    9. I love the dynamics between the two characters, if the fiction could have been longer and with more depth into the description of the characters, i would have given it a 5 stars. Nonetheless, I will certainly recommend this book to anyone who wanted a heart warming read over the weekend.

    10. A good debut novel.It could've been a 5 stars read if the author had kept the pace of the high school part in the rest of the story.

    11. Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, & The Unread:This wasn’t quite the book I was expecting, but once I got over the surprise of the author’s plotting choices, the whole held together really well. So often the ‘reunited after years apart’ trope is played out entirely in the present, with the prior relationship shown only through dialogue and flashbacks. In contrast here, we’re shown the point of view of the heroine’s adult present briefly, in a prologue. Then we get to watc [...]

    12. Oh, wondrous delight! Bold Strokes Books has another new author whose first novel reads as if a veteran's masterful hand were actually at the helm. Tautness, tension, vulnerability, innocence, mystery, and intrigue. My cup runneth over! After a prologue, I was re-introduced to the main gal who is just the most delightful 'military brat' I have ever encountered and finds herself bursting with overwhelming sexual awakenings from a rather unexpected source. Additionally, since she hardly ever gets [...]

    13. Military brat Cazz was the new girl in her senior year. She's befriended by the popular Sarah and discovers she wants to be more than Sarah's friend. It's an adorable story of young lesbians just discovering who they are. But then her father gets another assignment and she has to move again, leaving behind Sarah and all their unspoken feelings.Years later adult Cazz is assigned to work undercover at a non-profit charitable organization to find out who might be embezzling. On her first day she fi [...]

    14. The prologue was a little strange and somehow a little confusing, but I thought I give the story a chance and I wasn't disappointed at all. I fell in love with the main characters and you learn how their story together started (and abruptly ended) during their senior year. They meet again by accident and realize that they have found the missing piece. I don't want to tell more, I was completely captivated by it! Thumbs up!

    15. Engaging plot. I appreciated the fact that the past was the first chunk of the book and the remainder was the present. I always have a hard time getting into books when they jump back and forth from past to present throughout the book and I am glad the author didn't do this.

    16. The writing for Like Jazz is smart and witty with a sense of humor that is dry and sarcastic. While I do not read many romance novels, when I do I want girl on girl that captures the heart and Like Jazz did the job. I stayed up too late to complete the book.

    17. There's something very appealing about a love story which starts in teenagehood and lives on decades later. It plays into the whole notion of having soul mates and one true love. Cazz, a fraud investigator, is sent undercover to a fundraising organisation to examine the books. On arrival she discovers the CEO is the girl from high school, the one she couldn't forget.Against a backdrop of finances, fraud and embezzlement, Cazz and Sarah begin rebuilding their friendship. I usually struggle with f [...]

    18. Great story, characters, setting, plot, everything about this was very well pout together and it shows because it's such a well made book, some might suggest that the first ten or so chapters could've been broken down into just a few to describe how Cazz met Sarah and then move to the present, but i understood the authors intentions for it. Once you get past there then it goes back to the present day and Cazz is all grown up and works as a detective to find out fraud. Their were a lot of fun mom [...]

    19. ARC received from NetGalley.For me, Like Jazz reads almost like two books meshed together. The story begins in the present day with Cazz Ryan, working undercover to expose fraud within a non-profit organization, discovering an unresolved issue from her past facing her. A lengthy flashback builds up the awkward relationship between shy, military brat Cazz and perfect prom queen Sarah Perkins. By virtue of their good grades and athletic prowess, the two are together often in high school, with Cazz [...]

    20. What a lovely story!This is the debut book by this author. This is a story of two teens that fell in love when they were eighteen and because of circumstances beyond Cazz's control they were separated without any further contact for ten years.After that whole time the two women picked up where they left off when they were teens. One thing I found interesting was the fact that when Cazz went to Texas nothing else was heard of about her parents who were responsible for her and Sarah emotional uphe [...]

    21. I really enjoyed this book. Liked the two different time periods intersecting these characters. There were a couple of glitches in terms of inconsistent pacing, but not an easy task. One thing, Sarah's dialogue was spot-on, but Cazz was over-the-top awkward for most [not all] of the book. I'm sure the intent was to endear/reinforce her inner discomfort with intimacy and expressing feelings, but eventually it became just plain inarticulate. Her self-deprecating humor highlighted this but being to [...]

    22. What a great read! I have always been a fan of this genre and I was not disappointed. Heather Blackmore has a wonderful gift for storytelling and I found it hard to put down. Following the arc of these characters from teens to adulthood and discovery of sexuality and love was done seamlessly. The story tied it all together for me with adventure and intrigue. I truly look forward to this talented writers next book!

    23. I always can use a little cute F/F in my life and this scratched my itch certainly, but at the same time made me just wish for more. My only complaint was that it had a good base, but failed to really push itself and ended way too soon.

    24. The plot thickened pretty well, the book kept me interested. But I felt the story was chopped off suddenly. I don't know why the author ended the story the way she did

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