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First & Then
First & Then | Emma Mills
38 posts | 53 read | 46 to read
Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them - first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life. Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this contemporary novel about love - for the unexpected boy, for a new brother, and for yourself.
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TheAromaofBooks
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If this had been the first Emma Mills book I read, I am not sure I would have gone on to read her others, as this one lacked a lot of the snarky banter that has endeared me to her other works. However, this is still a thoughtful, enjoyable read with a likable narrator.

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SharonAlger
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This is a light-hearted, quick read. It‘s simply witty, funny, charming, delightful and an all-round feel good read. Especially good if you need a break from heavier topics. This was a real treat. Just precious.

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SharonAlger
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This is easy reading so far; I‘m hoping to finish it tonight 😍

heidisreads Beautiful cover! 3mo
SharonAlger @heidisreads it really is! 3mo
Myshelfawareness I love the cover 😍 3mo
SharonAlger @Myshelfawareness yeah, it‘s almost spring here, so I think that might be what attracted me to it. 3mo
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SharonAlger
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Today‘s library haul 😍

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ErraticElle
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Happy book mail to me! So excited for some of these backlist reads!!

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loriCB
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Sweet book; excellent character development.

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AutumnAuroraRain95
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5/5 stars. The line on the back of the book and the reason i picked up the book reads “Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights...” And is that the best description for this book. However, the friendship and sibling relationships that grow in this book really surprised me and made the book for me!

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AutumnAuroraRain95
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Loving this weather! Happy World Book Day!

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Maewyn
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Even though football isn't my thing this book was good. It is about relationships between family, friends and new romance. It references Jane Austin probably as much as High School football and was a quick easy read.

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Maewyn
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"It couldn't get any better than this. My Willoughby, distraught at the news of Marianne's sudden illness, shows up at their house intoxicated, begging to see her. It was tense and dramatic and somehow, although two hundred years previous, still totally relevant. It was the drunken text message to an ex two centuries before such a thing existed." #senseandsensibility

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Mycrazybookobsession
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In the beginning, the book was a bit dull. The first hundred pages was interesting in a cute way but dull nonetheless. After that, the story got some what interesting. And the last 50 pages or so was really good. Overall the writing was good, the concept was interesting but the execution feel a bit short. As books often go this was on the better side of the falling short spectrum.

BookaholicNatty Love this picture!!! And love the cover of that book!!!! ❤️🧡💚💙💜🐰🐣 2y
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WordlyNerdly
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It‘s been a while since I laughed out loud from a book, and this one hits my funny bone every other page. Nice light reading for a Sunday afternoon 😊 #characterswitharealpersonality #prideandprejudiceandfootball?

Zelma 😂👏👍 2y
CarolynM 😂😂😂 2y
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Austen_Nerd
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Scholastic Book Club book!! I was looking through all the clubs and found this jewel it states it is Pride & Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights!! I looking forward to reading!!!

vkois88 I've seen it on Book Outlet, but haven't picked it up yet 2y
Austen_Nerd @vkois88 i am looking forward to reading it 2y
lauraodom I‘ve read it. It‘s cliche but charming. :-) 2y
Austen_Nerd @lauraodom lol, I thought it might be💕 2y
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Eggs
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What a surprisingly wonderful YA book!! Character development was finessed in just the right way! Going to check out more Emma Mills...
This photo from a recent football game ("first and t(h)en") shows my 18 yr old granddaughter front and center ???

DivineDiana Love this photo! 2y
Eggs @DivineDiana Thank you so much 😊!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful young lady!! 💗 2y
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hes7
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Lunch break reading. I'm really liking this book so far—and its cover. #AmReading

DivineDiana Yes, the cover! 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Great cover! I love it when a book has a cool cover under the dust jacket. 2y
Moray_Reads Lovely cover 2y
UnidragonFrag So Pretty! 2y
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Cgobeil17
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So I started and finished this yesterday and it was such a light contemporary read! Devon was so real and relatable, and she was witty but not overly so. She had her awkward moments and I loved it. The one thing that did bother me about the book is that there wasn't a lot of closure or resolution. I would still recommend it if you need a pick-me-up book tho:-)

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mellisarock
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charissharpe Cute mug 💕 2y
Sace I want that mug! Precious! 🐰 2y
mellisarock @conversationswithcharis @Sace Walgreen's seasonal mug! ❤🙋🏻 2y
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Robothugs Oh that mug! 😍 2y
EvieBee That mug!!! 2y
SilversReviews Cute mug. 2y
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CandycaneBelle
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Fun quick read with some mentioning of Jane Austen! Also look how pretty it is under the dust jacket!

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neverleavethelibrary
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Mehso-so

A fantastic book to pull you out of your inevitable book slumps. Fun, light and witty.

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ContraryMary
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Book 12. There was a lot of set up here for some of the background characters to have bigger, more interesting stories and it just went unfilled. Nice light read though. I would have liked to have known what happened with the pregnant girl though.

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Nadine
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Great use of Austen in this YA novel.

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LittleMissReadsAlot
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So this wasn't the best book but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. It was very cute but the ending was just too abrupt for me. Plus the cover is beautiful. I am currently reading another Emma Mills book "This Adventure Ends" (also a very pretty cover) and loving it.

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Bookschief_managed
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4/5 🌟 It was a very cute read, full of a lot of real problems and a lot of stuff we tend to sweep under the rug; stuff that isn't usually mentioned in books.

The characters were all amazing and I feel like they all grew and learned about themselves while learning from each other and it was kind of awesome to witness. Emma Mills, this was a beautiful debut novel.

Laura317 Pretty cover! 3y
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MellieAntoinette
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""Chapter two of the story of my life: How awkward party hovering looks good on no one."

Words to live by! ?

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BookwurmPanda
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First book for the Booktube-A-Thon! Really good so far!!!!

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MellieAntoinette
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A super cute book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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intothehallofbooks
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Pitched as Pride and Prejudice + Friday Night Lights: This was a cute, quick read. I didn't love every character but I LOVED the one who takes on the Darcy-like role. Lots of family friends + football in here! I added the audio (read by the author) but I personally think print-only is the way to go.

Peddler410 With all these Pride & Prejudice-esque books out right now I should really add it to the top of my TBR list so I can better enjoy these others. 🙂 3y
CynCruz23 What an interesting combo of things I love! Added to my TBR 👍 3y
intothehallofbooks @Peddler410 I started this one after I had started P&P and actually finished them both on the same day! There are plenty of Austen references in here but in reality you don't technically have to read P&P first. But there DO seem to be a ton of P&P-esque books out now, you're so right! 3y
intothehallofbooks @CynCruz23 I was surprised at how much Austen + football there was in here. I thought that was a strange (or maybe lofty?) comparison, but it was actually a fairly accurate one as far as comparisons go! Hope you enjoy it when you pick it up. 😊 3y
Pandyfish I picked this up awhile ago but lost track of it and can't find it now. Aaaaah! I hate when that happens! 3y
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thatkruegergirl
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A cute story. A couple characters felt impossible to like or relate to, which I suppose isn't the worst thing. It took less than a day to read and goes by very quickly.

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thatkruegergirl
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I've had this one in my TBR pile for a while now. I'm excited to finally get to it!

Well-ReadNeck Love the cover! 3y
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Awriterspenandpaper
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I loved this debut novel. Such an enjoyable story with complex and relatable characters. Highly recommend you give this a read

tairy.fales love the book cover, so beautiful! 😍 4y
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MatildaBaggins
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I love book subs because this is another book that I probably wouldn't have picked out on my own. Jane Austen meets Friday Night Lights?! I really enjoyed this one 😄 Looking forward to reading some of her other books 👍🏼

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TiaReadsTooMuch
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A sweet, modern take on Pride and Prejudice that also talks a lot about the meaning of family. A great read. I couldn't put it down for the last 100 pages.

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TiaReadsTooMuch
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A big fan of Emma Mills, and "How to Adult." I was really excited to start this book, and I'm having trouble putting it down!

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daniellemohlman
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This was such a fun book to read about shifts in family structure. Also, it's Pride & Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights, minus Coach Taylor.

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ColesPEI
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This book was a great read, perfect for the mood I was in. It was mostly light with some more angst-filled moments spread throughout. I loved the characters and their dynamics. I can't wait to see more from Emma Mills.

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lauraodom
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Fun quick read. Pride and Prejudice-patterned with high school kids and football.

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nicole_vbennett
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Loving this YA book-- it has surprised me with nice Jane Austen references and likeable (and likeably unlikeable-- think: Darcyesque) characters. 😊 Hoping for more time to read it today...