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Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo

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"Hits the sweet spot!" —New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins

Lia Abbie has the easy life—kicking it back with old school video games, hanging out with her best friend Barnabas, and alternating her living schedule between the apartments of her two dads and her mom.

Kiev Jimenez is a theater geek who loves him some Shakespeare and taking care of his pet armadillo. He has one set goal in life: obtaining the role of Horatio for the Hamlet school play.

When a showdown between Lia and Kiev lands them in the principal's office, they're forced into volunteer work at the cringe-worthy Piggy Palooza Festival, or risk being suspended. Lia and Kiev aren’t thrilled about the situation, especially when it interferes with Lia's relaxed life and Kiev's theater role. But by working together, they may find more than just bacon—possibly a little love in the air.

14+ due to adult situations



When I look toward my desk, I halt in place. I’m not surprised to see Kiev’s perfect brown hair in his seat beside mine, because Mr. Know-It-All is always there before me. But his douchebag friend, Cole, is sitting in my seat. Not that I have a reason for thinking he’s a douchebag, besides the fact he hangs out with Kiev.

Marching right up to Cole, I stop in front of him and place my hand on top of the desk. “This is my seat.”

“Do you own it?” he asks, not moving an inch.

“For the hour I do.” I take off my backpack and set it on the desk.

Cole looks around the mostly empty classroom. “This temple of learning contains a multitude of unoccupied seats, Miss Ophelia Abbie.”

Clenching my teeth, I say, “It’s Lia.” I hate when people use my full first name. “Also, you aren’t even in this class.”

“Is that a crime? Besides, I’m here to converse with my best friend.” His blue eyes slowly look me up and down.

“Do I even care about that? Get up, before I make you get up.”

I’m about to yank him up by his collar when he starts to stand up from the seat, smiling. Holding his hands up, his eyes studying Kiev. “Mr. Kiev Jimenez says you’re … you…”

“What did he say?” My eyes shift toward Kiev’s gray ones—his whole face and neck are red.

“I didn’t say anything,” Kiev exclaims.

Cole grins. “Inform her. If your mouth fails to produce words, your humble server can speak on your behalf.”

“Go to class, dude,” Kiev says, annoyed.

“Your wish is my command, Mr. Kiev Jimenez, who shall live forever,” Cole says, then faces me and bows his head. “Later, Miss Ophelia Abbie.” He snickers before heading out of the classroom.

What an idiot.

My eyes bulge at Kiev whose face is still all tomato-like.

“I didn’t say that. No one in their right mind would care what you look like under your—” he stutters. “I mean, I don’t know what I mean.”

“Under my what?” I say through gritted teeth.


Ignoring Kiev, I take a seat in the already warm chair and grimace—I hate feeling someone else’s butt heat in a chair. I don’t really care if it was Cole being an idiot or not. They are both jerkoffs.

Kiev points at my head. “Also, you need to take off your cap before Mr. Walker comes in.”

My eyebrows furrow, and I turn my head to face him. “What are you? School police patrol?”

“Just warning you.” He shrugs.


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  1. The perfect light romantic read! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Bacon Pie is about a high school student from a small Texas town whose life we get to eavesdrop on. It seems so genuine as she plays video games and bounces between her mother and two father's household. When theater geek, Kiev enters the story things get pretty entertaining. Fate and their bad behavior bring them both to the principal's office. They are forced to work together or face suspension.
    It is charming and witty and the perfect romantic read! The dialogue and characters keep this entertaining. The story is told from alternating POV and had fun with the girl and boy dynamic. I think fans of romantic comedies would enjoy this. Degadillo and Robinson are writers to watch out for.

  2. You won’t want to miss this read 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Contemporary is not my favourite genre, but Bacon Pie changed that experience!!! Looking for a quirky story for a spring read? Pick this up. You won’t be disappointed! Candace Robinson has become one of my favourite authors, and this book is no exception! Written by two talented authors from dual perspective, you won’t want to miss this one!

  3. Brilliant!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    I loved this book. It was so easy for me to get myself lost in this book. With the descriptions for the characters and the scenes in this book I felt like I was there. Seriously...I could smell and see all the scenes clearly in my head. I could even imagine the taste of some things. I loved the captions that each chapter had. It helped set up what the chapters where going to be about. I like the witty attitudes of the characters and the emotional connections that formed between them. And I also loved the book bouncing back and fourth between all the different characters point of views. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

  4. Awesome book, A must read!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Bacon Pie is such a fun read. I really enjoyed the characters of this book and all of the different personalities. I could relate to Lia so much because I acted a lot like her when I was in high school, and had a lot of the same thoughts. I loved how you got to know both Lia and Kiev and all of their crazy friends. If you are into YA books then I would definitely read this one. You will not be disappointed.

  5. Fun Summer read! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Another hit from Candace Robinson, complete with quirky characters and her unique writing style. This book was written by two authors but their voices blend together seamlessly, and their writing styles compliment each other nicely. Barnabas was my favorite character

  6. funny, and enjoyable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Bacon Pie was so light-hearted and cute! Both POV characters--Kiev and Lia--were well fleshed out, funny, and enjoyable. In fact, all the characters had their own personalities and were fun to read. Everyone had their own way of dealing with things which made them very real. I think my favorite part was that their families played into the story instead of simply existing in the background. It also had my favorite romance trope so a win all around! And the Piggy Palooza Festival seemed like a good time!

    I recommend Bacon Pie if you're looking to read a quirky story that will put a smile on your face.

  7. I have to say that I really enjoyed this one 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    YA contemporary has always been a hit or miss with me. I have to say that I really enjoyed this one! Who needs love, drama and friends when you have Pepe?!
    Lol I now need him in my life!

    The story and the characters were very easy to follow and I liked that it was fun and entertaining the whole way through. It honestly just made want to be a teenager all over again. So If your looking for something light with a few giggles here and there then this book is for you!

    Many thanks to the authors for an ARC copy in exchange for my honest review

  8. It's a fun read, with some funny moments and incredibly fleshed-out ... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    "Bacon Pie" by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo is so light-hearted. It's a fun read, with some funny moments and incredibly fleshed-out characters. The viewpoint switches from Kiev to Lia, from theater star to video-game girl, and both are likable and quirky. The dialogue and story are easy reading in that they flow realistically and it's great to follow along with the two mains as they realize what's important to them. It's fun, though. Like full of butter-carving contests and pet armadillos and goth friends who bake professionally well fun.

    If you are like me, this book will bring back some of the few sweet memories to be had in adolescence.

    "Why do I speak before thinking sometimes? Can I haul that sentence back in with a lasso?" is probably my favorite (inner-thought) quote I've read in a long time.

    Grab this one for laughs and sweetness of young love
    and for the incredibly realistic way the characters spoke and interacted with each other.


    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    A quirky and quick-reading romp through the punchy politics of romance in a small town Texas high school, Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo serves up a sometimes sweet sometimes snarky slice of enemies to lovers adventure, spiced with Shakespeare and a plethora of pork products. A charming collaboration, Bacon Pie conjures all the drama of high school with a breezy narrative flow, and offers a colorful cast of relatable, distinctive, and diverse characters with fully rounded story arcs and snappy one-liners. Why did the armadillo cross the road? To get some Bacon Pie! I had to say that because Pepe is El Guapo, la estrella de la historia.
    My many thanks to Candace Robinson for providing an ARC for me to read, this fun tale had me smiling and laughing and feeling a wee bit nostalgic

  10. Cute theme and humor won me over! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Thanks to Evernight Teen and an author request for the opportunity to read and review Bacon Pie by Candace Robinson and Gerard Odelgadillo. Evernight Teen. Lia and Kiev began a relationship under the strangest of circumstances; Lia punches Kiev in the face! For punishment, they have to perform community service at the local festival that celebrates all things pig. Teen angst, awkward friends, family diversity and family struggles round out this story to make a charming and fun realistic fiction read for young adults. I enjoyed Lia’s and Kiev’s differences in and passion for their hobbies, retro video games and Shakespearean plays, respectively. Tough topics are lightly addressed and added to the depth of the storyline and overall, the cute theme and humor won me over, 4 stars!
    * I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration.

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