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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. 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

  2. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Pig Party! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    A super fun book when you need a light read with lots of laughs. Candace Robinson brings Bacon Pie to your reading table. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and it is truly amazing!

  6. Bacon Pie is simply adorable. How could a book with a Piggy Palooza ... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    Bacon Pie is simply adorable. How could a book with a Piggy Palooza Festival be anything but charming and sweet? Except there is some suspense thrown in to make it one compelling read! The characters felt well developed with interests outside of just each other and there is so much diversity they truly reflect the world we live in. Two thumbs up!

  7. Bacon Pie is yummy and fun 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    A hard-to-resist enemies-to-lovers romance filled with quirky characters, a whole lot of bacon and a pet armadillo! This is a cute, quick read that will appeal to fans of YA contemporary romance. Memorable characters and setting make this the perfect summer read.

  8. Bacon pie was a very fun read. The main characters were really cute and ... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    For real guys, 5 stars! Bacon pie was a very fun read. The main characters were really cute and quirky and take you back to that feeling of first love!

  9. Cute. Funny. Original! 5*!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    This is one of those rare books you want to savour. I found myself delaying finishing it if only because I liked having a bit of Lia and Kiev to read every day - and now I don’t! :(

    A delightful, fun, quirky, AWESOME read full of vibrant characters and awesome dialogue!! Seriously, Lia and Kiev’s internal monologues are absolutely HILARIOUS.

    Get ready for loads of fun, hilarity and yes, romance, because this book delivers on all fronts. I found it’s like good wine - it gets better with ever chapter, until it wraps up with a perfect ending that leaves you smiling.

    HIGHLY recommend this!!! Make it your next Spring read ASAP

  10. Love! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    You guys, this story was so stinkin' cute. There's an amazing cast of characters, a pig themed festival, and a pet armadillo named Pepe. That alone is worth the price of admission. Lia definitely makes my list of favorite characters. She is unapologetically herself and tells it like it is. I also love her dads. So much. Between them and Barnabus, I'm about ready to move into that apartment complex.

    I could not put this one down and absolutely loved the ending. This was such a nice read and left me feeling all happy and such. I look forward to reading it again, especially when I need a pick-me-up.

    ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary ARC of this book.***

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