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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Susan Mowdy

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yearning You is the second book in the Burning Britely series and I became completely obsessed with it! Its such a beautiful coming of age story that gives you all the feels and then some!

This book is written in Braeden’s POV. He has so much going on in his life and it’s completely weighing him down. Jeff is his anchor. Their connection strengthens throughout the book but the challenges that Braeden faces make him question a lot of things. His home life is rough to say the least and Jeff’s friends questions his feelings towards Jeff. You can’t help but fall head over heals for Braeden and find yourself rooting for him and the issues he faces.

This is one of the most beautiful and poignant series I have read in a long time. This should definitely be on everyone’s must read list!

Review by @listersda

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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Naomi McDonald

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yearning Young is the second book in the Burning Britely series. You really need to read the first book in order to understand the history of the characters. Yearning Young wraps things up so the story could end here, but I seriously hope there is another one because there could definitely be more.

OMG! I know in my review of the first book I said I wanted to know what happens in their future, but I was not expecting this book. When I read the synopsis, part of me wanted to walk away from reading this story because there were so many ways it could have gone and I wanted to maintain my illusion from the ending of the first book. (If there is another book, I’m just going to get it and not even read the synopsis, lol). But I had to satisfy my curiosity so I spent my day thoroughly lost in the world of Jeff and Braeden. I laughed. I cried. Basically, I had all the feels in a very short period of time. This book tore my heart to pieces and then put it back together. So, so good!!!!

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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yearning Young is book two in the Burning Britely series  by Deidre Huesmann. Braeden and Jeff’s story continues in this easy to read tale.

Braeden has a lot going on and struggles to work it all out and get a handle on his feelings. He fell for Jeff quickly and very unexpectedly, which has him reeling. His home life is difficult, so all of that together is a huge weight for a young guy to carry on his own. I really loved how the author described his journey, from falling for Jeff, to working out what his next move would be. The emotions were first love at its most basic and real. I really engaged with these characters, and fell for them even more than I did in the first story. An impressive story that was witty, funny and soul touching. 5 stars

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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Liz Vrchota

Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed Yearning Young, the second book of the Burning Britely series from Deidre Huesmann. I would recommend that you read the first book before you jump into this one, just to kind of have and idea where things are and who the characters are. This continues with the coming of age theme for Jeff and Braeden, only told from Braeden’s point of view this time. I really enjoyed that twist and seeing things from his angle. This does touch on several emotional and touchy topics that are often overlooked or not discussed enough among teens or young adults like they should be and like I mentioned in my review of the first book this would be a great tool to introduce the topic among classes or children of your own etc. I love how Huesmann keeps things realistic and raw without drowning out the the topics at hand, and yet she keeps the storyline at the forefront to keep the reader fully engrossed. I can’t wait to see what is to come next! Thanks for the emotional and thought provoking read Ms. Huesmann!

Review by @lizaileen
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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann
4 stars

First I would highly recommend reading this series in order as this picks up after book 1 ends.
In book 1, we follow Jeff, and now we get to follow Braeden. He intrigued me in the first book so getting to to see more was welcomed.
While I can’t give too many details as this is best read as the story progresses, I just have to say how much this book made me feel. While I know this is fiction, it just brings to light that these things do happen in everyday life and some may not ever show they have a life like this behind closed doors.

This was a really great read.

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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Erica Fish

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann is a beautifully written young adult story about life and what it means to be different. This is the second book in the Burning Britely series. The emotions I had reading this story were very real and my heart hurt for Braeden. The story is from Braeden’s point of view and he is dealing with all the hormones of being a teenager and being “different” from others. One thing I love about Braeden is no matter what life throws at him, he always sees the good in the moment. This story is about friendship, loyalty, strength, weakness, and pain. It is one that I recommend all teenagers read that maybe one day they will understand the pain and suffering of other people’s actions.

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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Jenni Bishop

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2) by​ Deidre Huesmann is a Young Adult coming of age story. It is a quick and easy read that is a follow on from the first book where we saw two young men grow into a friendship. Now in this story we see the two of them in a relationship. This story as with the first is one of love and self discovery, friendship and drama. It is one of coming to terms with who you are, what you are and how others will see you. We also get a look into family dynamics that are brutal and Braedens need for acceptance.    If you love YA stories then you should take time to read this one.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Maura Harper

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an amazing book. There is so much I could go on and on about this story but I don’t want to give away any spoilers so I’m going to do a top 5 list…

TOP FIVE THINGS I LOVED ABOUT THIS BOOK

1. Characters are so well developed in the scope and emotion that they are written in. It is like reading from a journal of someone currently experiencing this life.

2. Different POV than the first book. It was cool to hear another voice tell part of the story.

3. Friendships

4. Emotions- I cried and chuckled and cheered.

5. Quick and easy read that is complex and doesn’t short change the characters.

I absolutely recommend this story and this series.

Review by @mauraharper
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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Lisa Helmick

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)
By Deidre Huesmann
Rated 5 stars!!

I loved this book! I was so happy when I spotted it and couldn’t wait to get to it on my TBR. We meet up with the boys after “the incident” from the last book. This is Braeden’s story to tell and boy Oh boy it will keep you glued to this book. Prepare for late night reading. Braeden is somewhat questioning his path and trying to figure out answers and keep his home life afloat. How he balances everything is beyond me. Practice I guess. Jeff! Jeff! You impressed me immensely! I don’t want to say much but you are amazing! I was impressed with you in the last book and you just keep raising the bar! I had many emotions while reading this. I snickered, had a few tears, was worried and impressed. These two boys and (Maya) hold a special place in my heart. Being a teenager is hard enough…..

This is the second in the series and I was pleased to enjoy reading the continuing story of Jeff and Braeden. Life is not going to be easy but their strength of character is impressive. I wonder what will happen after the summer is over?

This story flows easily. I started this and struggled to put it down. I was thinking about these two even at work today. Trying to help them out with ideas. The characters are flawless and enjoyable to read about. Another stellar story by Deidre Huesmann.

Reviewed @lisahelmick
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Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Carrie Reed

Burning BritelyBurning Britely by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book was so adorable! The story was great and so heartwarming, and the characters were fantastic.
I was fearful because of the length of the book that there wouldn’t be much of a story, but I was wrong, and the story flowed beautifully.

Jeff sounds like he could be such a sweet guy if he didn’t treat people the way he does. The way he handles certain situations could be dealt with a little better, but I think it is part of the charm that makes him who he is. The friendship he builds with Braeden is tricky. At first it is funny the way Jeff pushes him away and tries to deter him from getting close to him. Braeden doesn’t take anything Jeff says to heart and moves forward with trying to form a friendship with him even though they run in different circles. When a secret gets out of school it turns everything upside down and brings some truths and feelings out that were meant to stay hidden. I think it was the best thing that could have happened. I do feel sorry for Braeden with the way he lives, feeling like he has to protect his sister and his younger brother because his mother is kind of crazy.

Overall a fantastic book and well worth the read. The story is sweet and relatable. Would absolutely recommend this book.

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