Today marks Day 8 of 31 Days of #BookLove. Rather than review all 300 books I’ve read this year, I decided to share one of my favorites each day this month.


Significance (Significance, #1)

SIGNIFICANCE by Shelly Crane

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Indie 

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who’s had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she’s graduating – barely – and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.

Then she saves the life of Caleb and instantly knows there’s something about him that’s intriguing. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally.

They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she’s ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive.

Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb’s enemies know he’s imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him.

Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?


What I Liked:

SIGNIFICANCE is that rare bird in new adult – it’s incredibly sweet and clean. I mean that in a non-judgey way since you’ll see I read a LOT of NA this year. But this book did stand out in that the author plays up the sexual tension – very effectively – but keeps the focus on the emotional aspects of Caleb and Maggie’s relationship. With that said, Caleb is one of my favorite book boyfriends of the year. He’s smart, charming, protective (without going alpha), and is generally a sweetheart to Maggie. And Maggie grew is a trooper, full of strength and a huge heart. As her bond to Caleb forces her eyes open to a new world, she rolls with the punches. Not only does she stand up for herself, but she becomes a survivor. This book also wins for one of my favorite boy-meets-girl scenes. How can you not love a book where the girl saves the boys life the first time they meet?

NOTE: At the time of this post, SIGNIFICANCE is free on Amazon and Kobo.

BONUS: I devoured this series in three days. I had to know what happened to Caleb and Maggie. The other books include ACCORDANCE, DEFIANCE, REVERENCE, and INDEPENDENCE. I loved them all! See the series here.

Like the sound of SIGNIFICANCE? Give the author a little #BookLove. Shelly Crane tweets @AuthShellyCrane.



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The 31 Days of #BookLove

Day 1: BULLY by Penelope Douglas
Day 2: THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Day 3: TANGLED by Emma Chase
Day 4: UNSPOKEN by Jen Frederick
Day 5: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by R.L. Mathewson
Day 6: ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by Monica Murphy
Day 7: WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn