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★★★★★ A sweet, fun and sometimes angsty journey through university set to the soundtrack of the 90’s.In the 90s … texting involved paper and a pen … … our selfies were Polaroids ... … our favorite music was on mix tapes. Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic. We were friends and lovers. We thought we knew everything. We knew nothing. We were★★★★★ A sweet, fun and sometimes angsty journey through university set to the soundtrack of the 90’s.In the 90s … texting involved paper and a pen … … our selfies were Polaroids ... … our favorite music was on mix tapes. Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic. We were friends and lovers. We thought we knew everything. We knew nothing. We were here. This is the story of seven college friends, falling in and out of love, and discovering who they are. Set in the early 1990s, a time before the internet, social media, and smart phones, We Were Here is the prequel to Geoducks Are For Lovers. It can be read as a standalone New Adult romance....

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We Were Here Reviews

  • Dee Montoya
    2019-03-25 04:55

    5 ~I Love The 90's~ STARS*****(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)In order to properly review this book I need to provide you with a little bit of the back story, so bear with me. A few years ago I was hunting for something new to read. I came across a book with a very cute cover and a very weird title. The book was Geoducks Are For Lovers by Daisy Prescott. When I googled Geoducks, the pervert in me thought Jackpot! Just kidding... So I decided to read it, and after only the first chapter I was hooked. Even though the story had a main character, Maggie, and the book is told from her POV, the real star of the novel was the amazing and long lasting friendship between all the characters. It's been many years since I read Geoducks, but that book has always stayed close to my heart.We Were Here is the story about the same seven friends, but it goes back into their college years. The story is set in the 90's and since I grew up in that era and I loved the first book, I was immediately bursting with glee and desperation to read WWH. This beautiful novel is the soundtrack of the college years of seven friends, who discovered love, hangovers, heartbreaks, failures, and dreams, together. Seven strangers who became family after four years of college.The beauty of this story is how familiar it feels. Do you remember those beautifully, messy years of college? Parties, study groups, cigarettes or maybe pot? Feeling young and reckless, and as if the world was at your feet? Well, that's what this book is about. Those feelings and experiences.The humor of Daisy Prescott translated beautifully into the story, making it highly entertaining and so funny. Belly aching funny! Daisy Prescott's books feel familiar to me. Like wearing my favorite blanket on a rainy day, or eating my favorite meal. These characters along with her storytelling have grown very dear to my heart, always igniting happy feelings inside me.Reading We Were Here has made me even more nostalgic about these characters, so I've decided to re-read Geoducks are for Lovers. If you haven't discovered that book yet, drop what you are doing and go get it today, I promise you that you will LOVE IT!I grew up in the late 90's so this is my We Were Here music playlist:*Save Tonight by Eagle-Eye Cherry*Hand In My Pocket by Alanis Morissette*Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana*Loser by Beck* Accidentally In Love by Counting Crows* Dreams by The Cranberries

  • Bex | TotallyBex.com
    2019-03-23 04:13

    We Were Here is my first book by Daisy Prescott, and I picked a great one to start with. I loved it so much! The writing is crisp, the dialogue is witty and snappy, and I was drawn into the story from the very first page.Set in the 1990’s, We Were Here follows the lives of several students who become friends. It’s almost like having seven novellas in one book, with each one telling the story of a character and flowing from one year to the next. I loved each and every character and was left wanting more of their stories as each section ended.I love how each chapter has a 90’s song title and the story contained in that chapter reflects the title or sentiment of that song. It is genius, really. Like art imitating life, I was in college during these same years, so for me it was like hearing the soundtrack to my memories of that time. Even if you weren’t alive during the time this book takes place, though, the story is universal and I think everyone will be able to relate to the characters.I thoroughly enjoyed We Were Here and I can’t wait to read Geoducks Are for Lovers along with the rest of the books in the Modern Love Story series. Do yourself a favor and read this book. I think you will be hooked!▸ ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.▸ Order: Kindle | Kobo | iBooks | Nook▸ For more reviews, visit

  • Lady Heather
    2019-03-25 01:00

    In the 90s …texting involved paper and a pen …… our selfies were Polaroids ...… our favorite music was on mix tapes.Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic.We were friends and lovers.We thought we knew everything.We knew nothing.We were here.Set in the early 1990s, a time before the internet, social media, and smart phones, We Were Here is the prequel to Geoducks Are For Lovers. This book can be read as a standalone. Excerpt One:Maggie, Freshmen yearAfter being quizzed about the Dewey Decimal system, and failing, I returned to my room in shame. At this rate, if I wanted to work on campus, I’d be washing dishes in the dining hall. Nothing could be grosser than the used food and unclean dishes of thousands of college students. I gagged at the thought as I opened our door.Inside, Jennifer—my perfectly nice and perfectly normal roommate—was straddling a guy on my desk chair, making out.She might have been trying to eat his face. I couldn’t really tell in the two seconds I stared at them before clamping my eyes shut. I know I spied her tongue. Outside of her mouth. All I could see of him were his dark hair, long legs, and brown Wallabee boots.Panicked about interrupting something, and simultaneously feeling like a prude, I backed my way through the open door. After it quietly clicked close, I pressed my head against the cool metal.I could go back to the library, except I left there ten minutes ago. The dorm lounge was an option, but this time of day meant it would be filled with some random club. I couldn’t remember if Thursday’s meeting was German Lovers or Save the Geoducks—our school mascot. Neither appealed to me.I stared harder at the painted metal, wishing the make-out session on the other side would end sooner rather than later.“Are you locked out?” The blond guy from down the hall rested his head on the bulletin board next to my room. “Or are you praying?”Pressing my cheek on the door, I twisted to see him more clearly.“It’s okay if you are. Pray if you’ve got to.”“I’m not. Just thinking.”A loud moan sounded from inside the room. “Oh, oh, oh God.”“Sounds like someone in there is praying.” His lips curled into a smile. “You might want to step away, lest someone think you’re a pervert for eavesdropping.”I jumped away from the door. “I wasn’t listening!”Chuckling, he held up his hands in defense. “Not judging you. Praying and voyeurism both have their places, usually in Madonna videos.”Another not so soft groan carried from my room. I took a step farther away. My favorite black on black Swatch showed the time as four o’clock. Too early to go to dinner. Looks like I’ll be going to the lounge after all.“You want to come hang out in my room until they finish whatever they’re doing in there?” His offer sounded genuine and his smile was more than friendly. He gestured over his shoulder to the open door across the hall and down a few rooms. “I can promise you my roommate isn’t in there making out with anyone. We should be safe.”Excerpt Two:Selah, Freshman Year“Miss Elmore.”Great. Despite most definitely being outside of class and off campus, he’d reverted to formal names.“Mr. Vincent.”“I’m surprised to see you here.” He ignored introductions to his friend.“I could say the same. I didn’t realize you lived in Olympia.”“I don’t.”Geez, this conversation couldn’t be more boring. Maybe his companion was friendly. I stuck out my hand. “Hi, I’m Selah, one of Mr. Vincent’s students at Evergreen.”“Pleased to meet you. I’m Kevin.” If someone could be described as beige, he was that person. Nothing remarkable about him except how unremarkable he looked. “Are you taking Jason’s sex class?”Thankfully, I remained composed enough not to swallow my tongue. “Is that how he’s describing it? Professor?” I held my gaze steady on Jason’s face. I swore I saw his cheeks color with pink.“Kevin.” His voice lowered, stern and threatening.Kevin’s grin told me he enjoyed teasing Jason. They must have been old friends. “Fine, are you in Professor Vincent’s biology class?”“I am. I’m hoping for an A.”Kevin’s clever eyes swept over me. “What year are you?”“First.”Jason groaned while Kevin nodded and asked, “Tell me, Selah, has anyone ever called you Lolita before?”Now my own cheeks heated. My skirt suddenly felt too short—the gap between it and my boots exposing a lot of fishnet covered skin. Or it could have been my short pigtails. I realized all I needed was a lollipop.“Can’t say it’s happened before, Kevin.”Clearly, Kevin knew my game. Or maybe Jason’s. I’d never thought he could be the type to seduce his students. As far as I knew, this class was his first teaching job.“How did you get in here?” Jason changed the subject. “Fake ID?”Busted. “No one carded us.”“Doesn’t make you legal.”“Are you going to call the police? Have us arrested and handcuffed?” It might have been the vodka, but I decided to be bold and push him. “Are you into handcuffs, Professor?”Jason choked on his beer, coughing to clear his throat.After making sure his friend wasn’t dying, Kevin laughed. “This is more entertaining than I imagined a college dive bar could be.”I focused my attention on the non-choking friend. “What brings you to Olympia, Kevin?”“I’m in politics.”Jason found his voice again. “He’s an assistant to an assistant to a state senator.”“Then you know all about impropriety.” I gave him a sweet smile.“It’s been a political tradition since the Founding Fathers.” Kevin raised his glass. “I like you. Care to join us?”Jason set his beer on the table. “I can’t be seen drinking with students. Kevin, shut up.” He pointed at me. “You return to your booth and your friends, and we’ll pretend we never ran into each other.”“Yes, sir.” I saluted him. “Can I ask one question first?”“If he doesn’t answer, I will.” Kevin gave me a wicked grin like a wolf in beige clothing."This story has it all! Just like a mixed tape; we get a dose of steamy romance, angsty ballads and sweet love songs woven together in a compelling, heartwarming and sometimes heartwrenching journey of self-exploration." - Helena Hunting, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorBUY LINKS:Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C... iBooks: http://smarturl.it/wwhibooksBarnes & Noble: http://smarturl.it/wwhbnKobo: http://smarturl.it/wwhkoboMy Review:5 great start to a wonderful lifetime of friends stars!I LOVED this book!Once again Ms. Prescott has taken her readers on a wonderful journey of discovering the amazing characters we (the readers) were introduced to in Geoducks Are for Lovers and experiencing a time in their lives when they first met, how they grew to be great friends, and how they later evolved to consider each other family.The book starts on the first day of college for this unique group of people and the situations they were in when they first met. Each chapter is named after a song from a group in the 90's that relates to that character and what they were going through at that time. Through each chapter (and each characters experience) the reader is brought to the end of college and graduation day.I loved how Ms. Prescott wrote this story. I loved each characters journey.But most of all, I want to read Geoducks Are for Lovers again. I LOVED being introduced to Maggie, Gil, Quinn, Selah, Lizzy, Ben and Jo.I just want to say: The music was friggn amazing! I often stopped and YOUTUBED the songs at the beginning of the chapter. (My children now know who Pat Benatar, Indigo Girls, Stone Temple Pilots, The Smiths, Love and Rockets, Blondie, Run DMC, Annie Lennox, Deee-Lite, Rod Stewart... just to name a few)Favorite Quote:"Quinn flaps his arms around like he's trying to calm a group of toddlers. "Everyone settle down. We're going to stay friends. We're like geoducks. Forever in the same holes. Or a hundred years. Whichever comes first.""I highly recommend this book, and this series!

  • MaDoReader
    2019-04-19 03:20

    Nostálgico a tope, ha sido cómo ver múltiples películas americanas de esos años. Geniales las referencias musicales, culturales... Los 90 no estuvieron mal, para nada ;)

  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    2019-03-22 06:55

    We Were Here by Daisy Prescott4 stars!!!“Friendship before hormones.”Daisy Prescott transported me back to the nineties in this prequel to Geoducks Are for Lovers. With song titles for chapter names I found myself singing along as I was treated to the trials and tribulations of several friends from their first till last year of college. For so many POV’s this book should have been confusing but the way that the story was set up and told made it understandable and was easy to follow although I will admit at times I was gutted when we moved from one person to another, I just wanted more of some of the character’s stories. However, there are the other books in this series that I have not read and those I cannot wait to read. So, if like me you haven’t read Geoducks Are for Lovers, don’t panic!! Put it this way, if it was not for an intense reading schedule I would be reading Geoducks right NOW!!“Where there was hope, existed possibility. I’d been living in Hopeville for the last two years. Also known as the Land of Friends.”I loved the nineties, they were my teenage years and do hold some fond memories, from mix tapes, to girlie nights with the Brat Pack and makeup sleepovers. For me this was a trip down memory lane and I had so many smiles and giggles as so many things brought back vivid memories and resonated deep within my own personal experiences. But seeing college life from start to finish with these characters was heart-warming and incredibly addicting. “You’re stuck with me. I’m like gay glue.”All the characters were your average Joe Blogs that were written with honesty and intense likeability and even though each person had their own section, in so few pages Daisy Prescott managed to give her character’s depth and absolutely nailed character connection. All characters appear throughout the entire book so you don’t lose them completely but the focus and emphasis moves from one to the other.“When I grew up, I wanted to still be friends with these people. More than friends. We were family.”From the first day of college, when you know no-one and are wandering around trying to find your place in the grand old scheme of things life has a way of throwing you a life line and sometimes they take the form of people, one person can make such a huge difference and these people were in the right place at the right time and forged such strong friendships, friendships that I can see lasting a life time. This was a time when friendships were formed face to face rather than through Facebook and a smartphone, where people actually met up to talk and you actually socialised (shock horror!!). So whether you are young or old there is something for everyone, the youngsters needing a history lesson or us oldies just wanting to relive our youth once again.“Doesn’t matter what the future holds for us. For now we’re here. In the moment. Together.”So, now it looks like I have another three books to read as I desperately want to reconnect with these character twenty years on, will the romances started have the legs and will the ones that got away come back to haunt them. I have so many questions I need answers to as a non-reader of the series so far, however I could imagine that for those that have read this series this will add more depth and give you a greater understanding of how fantastic friendships were formed and stood the test of time.www.theromancecover.com

  • Adriane Leigh
    2019-04-10 04:09

    Coming 2/22!! Available for iTunes preorder now!I'll read anything Daisy writes, her words suck me straight back to the 90s with a great, big, nostalgia-induced smile on my face. I loved getting the prequels to our favorite Geoduck couples. (I think Jo's was my fave, but it's tough to choose!) And that's the other thing I love about Daisy's books--she always has a killer ensemble cast with well-rounded characters and snappy dialogue! We Were Here is perfection! I can't wait for everyone to sink their teeth into it on Feb 22!

  • Tara | Slow Readers Blog
    2019-04-21 08:02

    Posted on Three Little Birds Book BlogWe Were Here was a nostalgic trip down memory lane. From start to finish, it felt like I was experiencing some of the best times of my life with my best friends. It made me jealous that I didn’t actually go to college during that time.Daisy Prescott writes all of her characters in such a way that they feel familiar and warm in a way that only your best friends do. I loved getting to visit them all again, especially together. Their antics, their love stories, their emotions all felt like they were somehow also my own.I loved all of the ‘90s references, especially the music. Each chapter is a song title and if you let them serve as a playlist while you read, it’s a totally enhanced experience.It’s amazing how I could feel such a strong sense of nostalgic longing for a time and place that I’ve never belonged to. I loved the characters and their individual and intersecting stories. Even though it’s pretty different from a lot of what I’ve been reading lately, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It doesn’t follow a formula and is still entirely engaging in a way that it’s a breath of fresh air.We Were Here can be read anytime anywhere but I can’t imagine a better setting to experience these stories than sitting in the warm sun with the music up.

  • Ashley
    2019-04-21 05:16

    Critical Review: To control multiple narratives, an author must have major writing chops. There needs to be a tight transition between the voices in order to keep the reader immersed in a fictional world and not distracted by the format. The character development is essential to a large ensemble of college kids - giving them their own personalities and quirks only adds to the author's distinct style. And guess what? Daisy Prescott delivered!My Review: I f-bomb loved this concept! Mixed tapes, dive bars, pop-culture, grunge music, college parties, road trips, bongs, Paris, romance, sex, art, Washington ... and friendships. I want my '90s back.

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-28 02:03

    5 I LOVE the 90's starsI had no idea what to expect when starting We Were Here. It was a kindle freebie that sounded intriguing, and being a child of the 90's felt like it would be a little nostalgic. This is probably one of my favorite books I have read this year! It is unique in its story, yet has every NA story line in it! There is the friends to more, the rich bad guy and the good girl, the gay best friend, the troubled and sassy female man eater.... and so so much more! We Were Here follows a group of friends through their college years... in their perspective. It has part of the story from each friends POV. It is a lol funny story of friendship, love won and lost, heart break, and that age where you are on the cusp of the rest of your life and the world is a big adventure. I fell in love with ALL of the characters, their witty banter, and amazing personalities. This book gives you the gamut of emotions from hope, angst, heart break, loneliness, nostalgia.... the list could go on and on. We Were Here is a prequel to the book Geo Ducks are for lovers... but could also be read as a stand alone. I really and truly feel like I am babbling like a fool over this book, it was truly THAT good. If you are looking for a great read, something different than everything else you are reading, something that will make you feel and laugh and love, then this is the book for you!!

  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    2019-04-07 06:01

    This is a fabulous introduction to the characters in Geoducks Are For Lovers. We meet each of them as they enter college and cross that bridge from adolescence into adulthood.Each of them tells their own story about how their time in college influenced who or what they eventually came to be.They learn a lot about themselves and make a few mistakes along the way.One couple in particular learn the hard way that if you are afraid of being true to your heart, you may miss out on the best thing to potentially happen in your life.I loved all the vinyl albums, cassette mixed tapes, posters on the wall, the wonderful music and fun times they all had together.If you have read the first book in this series you will love this!

  • Beth Simkanin
    2019-04-10 07:22

    I Just Relived My College Days Reading This BookThe 90s was a special time. It was a time before cell phones - you remembered music videos with songs, you took last-minute weekend road trips with your friends, you hung out at the local dive bar, your traveled abroad to experience something different and your experienced love and heartbreak for the first time. All of those special memories and more are in We Were Here by Daisy Prescott.Daisy Prescott knows how to write in-depth, realistic characters and her Modern Love series is one of the best I've ever read. We Were Here is the prequel to the first book in this series, Geoducks are for Lovers, which follows a group of friends who get together for a college reunion twenty years later. We Were Here showcases those same friends as their younger and impressionable selves twenty year prior in the 90s attending college and having life experiences. The great thing about this book is that if you are a fan of the Modern Love series, this book is special because it follows all of the same characters you know and love from previous books. If you haven't read the earlier books in the series, this book is written in a way that you don't have to - it's a standalone, but I promise you, if you are new to this series, you will want to pick up Geoducks are for Lovers immediately after reading this book to continue this story about these group of friends twenty years later.This book is written like a mixed tape. It's written in seven points of view, but Daisy sets up the chapters in a special way. She writes the story in chronological order from Freshman to Senior year through separate POVs of each character. Each character's chapter is given a 90s song to describe both the person and his or her experience as it is written in the book. It made what could have been a confusing story, one that was seamless and engaging. I savored this book, and I was able to see a little of myself in every character. I lived through the same experiences they did. I would classify this book as a good combination of women's fiction and romance. While romance is a strong theme throughout the book - and several couples do find romance here - the book is also about learning to live with heartbreak, accepting who are and being present in the here and now. It really it's a great book about Generation X and the experiences this generation went through in college and how they looked at life. Being a Generation Xer myself, I lived this book and it was so nostalgic to just sit back and remember what life was like back then.I highly recommend We Were Here to those who want to take a trip back to the 90s and remember what life was like when Nirvana was the first break-out grunge band, flannel was in style and the college quad was a cool place to hang out. These characters are memorable; I can't believe how Daisy took a group of friends so different, yet who become more than family to each other in so many ways. Also, Ms. Prescott, as a loyal reader, I would love to read more of Lizzy's story. I adore her.An advanced reader's copy was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

  • MJ
    2019-03-21 07:02

    What an absolutely heartwarming book. A prequel like no other, We Were Here gives the reader the perfect glimpse into the lives of the Whidbey crew from Geoducks are for Lovers. Each character gets his or her own chapter to describe a time during their college years that almost certainly would set the course for their futures. I felt as if I was reliving my own college days right along with them and more than once a tear was shed remembering all the angst and joy those times evoked.What stands out most of all is the love this crew has for each other. We witness the early meetings in dorm rooms all those years ago and you could just tell that these were friendships being created would last a lifetime. Even from the start, the affection was evident. Such an eclectric group who truly got each other.The angst, the joy, the laughter, the indecision, the hurt feelings, the passion, it's all there. You get the 'feels' tenfold! Watching as Maggie, Selah, Ben, Jo, Gil, Quinn and Lizzy muddle through those crazy, wonderful years with the absolute perfect song titles as chapter headings, I was happily back in the 1990's and honestly did not want to leave! The author seamlessly ties together not only separate POV's but different years beautifully. It almost reads like the diary I wish I had kept all those years ago. In fact, the premise is a documentary by a fellow Evergreen State classmate, finally finished after 4 years, with each of our crew having a part, with the viewing right before graduation.I fell in love with these characters in Geoducks are for Lovers and even though some have gotten their own stories told in subsequent books, I was always hoping we'd get more of them as a group once again. We didn't get enough of dear Lizzy and she clearly shines in We Were Here. Just as Quinn so eloquently proclaims, she is the soul of this motley bunch and I've got my fingers crossed we will get her story in the future.This is a book that will capture your heart, giving it a bit of a workout at times but in the end, making it feel blissfully full. The author's work continues to rise to new levels with each new outing and she has clearly become a go-to for me. Well worth your time and when you are finished, you'll want to read Geoducks are for Lovers either for the first time or the 5th...just like I did.5++ stars with a whole ton of sighs included!

  • Natasha
    2019-03-27 07:01

    I thoroughly enjoyed this nostalgic visit to the 90's. Beautifully done. Prescott manages to capture the hope, passion and idealism of a time before the world got a little more complicated, and imbues with a healthy dose of both realism and optimism. That's a lot of isms, but there's so much to love and think about between the pages of this book.

  • Đurđica
    2019-04-19 03:07

    Even if the story was bad, I'll still love this book because of mixtape part and the music :) Long story short, this is an amazing book in which you get to know everyone in detail. It's like you have seven books in one and a quick journey through the 90's.

  • Coco.V
    2019-03-21 01:54

    FREE on Amazon today (11/02/2017)!

  • Jen
    2019-03-28 04:57

    Having just finished We Were Here moments ago and having met this group of friends for the first time, we’re sitting here so angry with ourselves for not having met this crew sooner. Daisy took us back to college—where the stage is wide open for you to create your future. Who will you meet, where will you go and do friendships really last a lifetime? We felt we were right back walking the halls ourselves as Daisy magically creates the feeling of nostalgia giving you back the tastes of so many firsts.Daisy introduces us to the Whidbey crew, giving us a glimpse into their favorite memories from college and how they all came to meet.“Not judging you. Praying and voyeurism both have their places, usually in Madonna videos.”Maggie, Selah, Ben and Jo, Gil, Lizzy and Quinn. Sigh...They are amazing individually, but together they are a story that jumps from the pages of the book and suddenly they are all around you. You become a character of the book, an on looker, hanging in a dorm room. Drinking next to them at the bar. Sitting on the train in France listening in on their conversations.We wanted to be 20 again, fall in love and have our hearts broken for the first time, be carefree and make poor choices. Travel abroad. Bike in France after midnight. And we did while we sat in our living rooms... We did, because Daisy is magical and took us back in time when life was party and we took ourselves too seriouslu and hoped to change the world."Love was a river that swept me away, pulling me under and tossing me around rapids and rocks. Slowing down in quiet spots of peace before rushing on again, taking me with it. I resisted and clung to the safety of the bank. Worked against the current as hard as I could, thinking I could outpace it."This book is a delicious treat to her fans who have already met these characters and love this series. And for the newbies likes us, it's a beginning. Daisy Prescott has us hooked with her flawless, witty and delightful story telling and we can't wait to read more of this series.Jen and Roxie's 90s songs for the We Were Here mixed tape are: Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls and Being Boring by The Pet Shop Boys!!

  • Tina Lynne
    2019-03-22 05:03

    If you love stories that follow a group of friends over a period of time, this one is for you. If you love the glory of the college years, you will love this story. If you love throwbacks to the 90’s and stories that will share the highs and lows of finding yourself, grab this book! We Were Here is a story that follows a group of friends who band together their freshman year of college. There is a constant flow from one POV to another, giving the reader a full scope and experience of their 4 years in college. I loved seeing these characters and their personalities. Each one is alive with new experiences and a constant forage for self-identity. I loved how they all clicked so well, allowing us to see true deep friendship and long lasting relationships.I have only read Daisy’s Wingmen Series, so these characters, the ones featured in the Modern Love Stories Series, are all new to me. I got to experience these characters for the first time they all meet in the 90’s in full life discovery mode. This groups is full of people you want to have in real life walking alongside you! As with every story, you have your favorite characters. I can honestly say I loved all the stories. But if I had to choose my absolute favorite of them all, it would be Lizzy’s POV. Every single character you meet in that core group has their own time to shine and share their growth. Watching them learn who they are and embrace it completely makes this New Adult story span the generations. Wrap that all up in a book that is set in such an iconic era and you have a winner. Those who grew up in the 90’s will appreciate all the decade specific references, ones that allow the reader to enjoy and connect with the story, reliving their time in the 90’s.Since finishing this novel, I immediately picked up Geoducks Are For Lovers, excited to see where life took every one and to see how their lives unfolded. I would highly recommend this book to fans of Daisy’s writing and just people who love a good, fun college story. This book is full of romance, heartbreak, and destiny. Do not miss out!

  • Anima
    2019-04-12 02:59

    College in the 90's was fun and free. Nobody had a cell phone to track you down they had to call your dorm room or leave a message on the white board stuck to your door. Email didn't exist and pictures were spontaneous. It was a time of exploration and meeting lifetime friends. This book made me nostalgic for my college years and makes me wonder what happened to my friends, thank goodness for Facebook. After reading the Modern Love Story series and the mini stories I am heavily invested in these crazy kids. To read the love story between Jo and Ben made a lot of sense, Jo wears the pants and Ben loves it. The second chance that Gil and Magpie get in Geoducks is so special. I was really pleased to ride the friendship roller coaster with them, even knowing the inevitable. Oh, and Selah, her fascination with pirates started here in line for a concert. Her passion makes so much sense now. Each section was devoted to a specific friend as their time in college progressed, I have to say my favorites were Ben and Gil. Within the sections were perfect chapter headings of songs from the 90's, and now I have to add a few to my iTunes account. We Were Here is a prequel to the Modern Love Story series however I recommend reading Geoducks Are For Lovers and all the minis first then go back and read the rest of the series. Thank you Ms. Prescott for my early reviewer copy.

  • Deb Vincent
    2019-03-24 02:19

    I received an ARC of this book in a contest. With We Were Here Daisy Prescott has taken you on a trip back in time. It was a pleasure to meet the gang as if for the first time. To see where they came from, knowing where they were going. And we get to meet Lizzy! What a pleasure that was. It explained so much to me.The time, the clothes, the music- it was like a trip back to when I was the same age as the characters in the book. Daisy Prescott always delivers. But this is a special book, giving you a glimpse into beloved characters, a family truly, as they first came together. And seeing the people they were at the beginning of their journey together.If you have read Geoducks are for Lovers you have to read this book. And if you haven't, you should immediately do so. We Were Here was a great read. It hit all the marks- it made me laugh, it made me cry a bit. It made me feel- which to me is the mark of any great book.

  • Samantha Glass
    2019-04-20 03:06

    The backstory of all the lovely characters we met in Geoducks Are For Lovers. An amazing stroll thru the 90s, filled with musical cues, fashion notes, and the joy that is knowing that while in college your whole life awaits--every moment is full of possibility. Daisy has done it again! Another wonderful read!

  • Amy
    2019-03-24 07:00

    Daisy Prescott writes with a clear, direct, and crystal-bright voice. Her characters are fully-realized in every story...the entire cast. This particular ensemble of characters first grabbed my notice and affection two years ago, in the quirky and wonderful Geoducks Are for Lovers. We Were Here is a prequel to Geoducks. In this story, we are taken back 20 years to when the group of forever friends first met. It is set during their college years, spanning the four years they spent losing and finding themselves...together. Each of the seven characters has a chapter dedicated to their particular experience. Each of the chapters begins with a designated song as a heading. Amazingly enough, more than being appropriate for the time, these songs actually convey the events and the feelings that occur during the chapter. Impressive and SO enjoyable!Having read Geoducks Are for Lovers, I believed, going in, that I already knew who would be my favorite character. What a pleasant surprise to find myself to be wrong! I didn't have a favorite! I truly loved each of them. This story is set in the 90's, which is a full decade after my college years. That didn't really matter. Aside from the obvious trends, the college experience was what most college experiences are: fast and full, exciting and intense, scary and AMAZING! We never forget our college years. We learned Psychology 101 and Statistics; but, we also learned about sharing our world with people who had lived in different places. There was new knowledge to be gained about religions and political beliefs and cultures. It was Field Studies for Living in a Great Big Wonderful World. There was the newfound knowledge that mixing cereals and adding a dollop of soft-serve ice cream to the bowl could bring new adventure to dining! Turkey Tetrazzini still gets me choked-up...and NOT in a good way. We learned an incredible amount about ourselves, through these experiences. I liken the college experience to shoe shopping. We walked onto campus and put on adult shoes. We then walked around for four years, practicing walking like an adult until we found the perfect fit. The biggest lesson taken away...what we thought we knew, we really didn't know. Each of the characters in this book brought something unique and special to the equation. It really felt like serendipity that they found themselves together. Though I didn't share all of their experiences (just most of them!), I did "know" what they were each feeling when faced with their particular circumstances. That's the thing about being 18 and 19. All of the feelings are so magnified. The sense of urgency about loosing ourselves from the trappings of expectations from outside sources, as well as from ourselves, is ENORMOUS!!!! I did not form forever friendships with a group from college, though I have remained in contact with several friends. As I read this book, I found myself reminiscing about many of the people who came into my life during college. Some of those people were definitely represented by these characters. It was very nostalgic. In my adult life, I have formed a very close relationship with a group of friends. That friendship is pure gold. These people are my tribe. They are my hand-picked family and I love them, madly. There is just some intangible, magical thing about being truly known. Having those who have walked through fire with you and found you on the other side...it is a precious thing. This group had the special benefit of having come through the beginning of adulthood together. Very special.Daisy Prescott did that thing she does. She told the story of seven young people with an emotional current that was both bright and soul-deep. Her eloquence in drawing seven such individual individuals was charming and impressive. I thoroughly enjoyed the ability to gain a full perspective through the lay-out of the story. Nicely done, Ms. Prescott. I really cared about this group. I really cried and I really laughed. I really loved We Were Here.

  • Rhiannon St. Clair
    2019-03-31 01:18

    **I received an ebook copy in exchange for an honest review**I think I was about 10 pages into this one when I realized I was going to fall completely in love, not only with the story itself, but with the characters as well. Daisy has given us an amazing combination of romance, angst, comedy and drama. I was thrust right back into the decade I spent most of my time growing up in, and the soundtrack that went along with each chapter only made this one more fun to read. Daisy has crafted an unforgettable cast of characters, each with his or her own unique and quirky personality. These people are from all different walks of life, so very different from one yet another and yet so alike at the same time. Their personalities just fit together, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Quinn is quirky, Selah is a vixen, Gil is the bad ass musician ... the diversity of their social circle was one of my favorite pieces of this story. I loved how this was written, with a different POV for each of the chapters. For me, this made the characters even more relatable and helped with their development. Daisy gives us a chance to see exactly what's going on inside each person's head, which answered some of the questions I was left with from different portions of the book. And I think I was able to make an emotional connection with the characters because of this ... Especially Gil and Quinn. Gil has earned himself a spot on my Top Book Boyfriends of 2016 list. He's sweet, he's sexy in a kind of dorky way, he's a musician (hello! creativity! hotness!), and he was such a good friend to Maggie. He struck me as this deeply emotional guy who, like many of us, struggled to say what and who it was that he wanted. I won't spoil anything, because I want everyone to read this and fall in love like I did, but the slow burn ... Ahh! Quinn was my other favorite aside from Gil. I loved everything about him. His quirky nature, his passion for the arts and for causes he felt strongly about ... He's just this amazing person, who lights up the room and brings this energy with him. Daisy did an amazing job of portraying the difficulties surrounding sexual orientation in the 90s, and exploring the idea of coming out, not only to one's family, but to friends and society as well. Daisy really captured the struggle that young adults face in college—trying to find themselves and figure out who they are. Every scene in this book made me think about a time in my own life, when my friends and I were wading through the same waters, a group of misfits who had no idea what the future held or how we'd fit into it. I loved how relatable the characters were in this aspect. In a lot of ways, this book was different from others I've read. It felt like Daisy took Empire Records and mashed it up with Reality Bites and gave us this awesome original story that I'll forever remember as one of my favorites. If you're a GenXer, you'll love this. If the 90s was a paramount time in your life, you'll love this. I think anyone who's a fan of romance or comedy or college era coming-of-age stories will love this. We Were Here gets the Got Nikki? Must Read seal of approval. Five stars to this book!

  • J.E. Benoit
    2019-03-28 01:20

    Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict (www.bookboyfriendaddict.com). A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.4.5 StarsI looked around the table at this funny group of friends, smiling as I thought how improbable it was we found each other.Admittedly I haven’t read Geoducks Are For Lovers yet, but since this was a prequel I figured it would be safe to read this book first. While I am sure that I would have appreciated parts of this more if I had read the other one first, I still really enjoyed this book and loved getting to meet this group of characters and finding out how they became this amazing group of friends/family. The fact that it was set in the 90s was icing on the cake, I was a few years younger than these guys during that time period but I still appreciated all the references to that era and reveled in the coziness of the nostalgia, for this time period and for my college years, that this book invoked! “Every quarter, I interviewed a handful of my fellow students. I asked them the same set of questions. These are their stories. Yours. Ours. Our collective history. These are our lives.”I loved the premise of this book! It was set up sort of documentary style with a section for each character, each focusing on a defining experience in their college years and at the same time using the thread of their friendships to tie the whole thing together. I thought it was beautifully done and definitely not your typical “romance”, it was a refreshing change of pace. This book had a bit of everything though, first loves, first heartbreaks, missed moments, forbidden love and most importantly self-discovery and finding those friends that’ll stick by you through thick and thin. I think most of us can remember those days back in college when you felt like anything was possible. This book brought back a lot of memories for me and I thought it did a great job of capturing all of the feels that went along with those times. My heart is still squeezing a little thinking back on the feelings this book brought about! I absolutely loved how every chapter was tied to a song title I found myself humming each song as I read! This was a nice touch and really helped to capture the era. I loved all the pop culture and fashion references as well. The 90s were the best! I really do need to read Geoducks Are For Lovers now though to ease the ache in my heart regarding Gil and Maggie! Plus I think it’ll be fun to see all the little ways that book will tie into this one. Regardless though, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a wonderfully written book that perfectly captures the feel of the 90s and the magic of the college experience! “We’re going to stay friends. We’re like geoducks. Forever in the same holes. Or a hundred years. Whichever comes first.”

  • Shelee at Book Reader Chronicles
    2019-04-02 02:23

    **4.5 stars** As a child who grew up in the 90s it was complete nostalgia to experience that time again, and even if you weren’t college-aged as these characters were during that time, you’ll still be able to relate to the era as if you were their age, and it was such a fun read! With each chapter titled a different 90s song, it made me start singing that song as soon as I read them. If you’ve read the Geoducks Are for Lovers series, you can see the beginning of these characters in real time. If you’re like me and haven’t read them yet (I knooooww! I know.), then it’ll introduce you to a group of friends you’ll want to continue to read about in their own books. Either way, WE WERE HERE creates a completely loveable group as they experience the change from college students to adults in the world, experiencing trials and tribulations, all while nailing the 90s along with it.While each section focuses on a different character of the group, you continue to see them interact as a unit throughout. The way in which Ms. Prescott introduced you to each character through their section was pure beauty by showing us each characters’ most vulnerable or life-changing moment, and how it molded them to who they are now. To me it was a bit reminiscent of a misfit group of young adults, like in The Breakfast Club if it were set in the 90s, that were the definition of this time period with their mixtapes and posters and landlines and albums (the vinyl kind). It’s hard to imagine a time without internet, cellphones, or social media, but it sort of helped to remind those of us who experienced the 90s what was so great about that time by showing us the depth to which relationships were formed. Reminiscent and nostalgic, WE WERE HERE will incite your youth and bring forth a sentimentality that you’ve never experienced before in the pages of a great book.**Received an early copy which in no way influenced by review**

  • Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
    2019-03-23 03:10

    4.5 STARSTake every John Hughes movie, add Reality Bites and maybe a little bit of Singles. Roll them all together and make a spectacular book about college, friendship, love and life in the late 80's, early 90's. I loved this book. Each character is unique and wonderful. I must say that Quinn was my favorite. I could have just kept reading and reading about the lives of these wonderful characters. I missed out on the 4 year college experience in lieu of marriage and children. I really wish I could have had some of that experience. To have fun, party and be carefree. To mature at your own pace. To figure out what direction you want your life to take, to step outside your box and meet new, great people. A very eclectic group. You have the rich boy, the blow hard, the sweet, the savory, the crushed, and the flaming. Each piece a part of a puzzle that fits together perfectly.I am left wondering what becomes of this group, how their lives turn out. Almost as if they are my own friends and I don't want to lose contact with them.A great trip down memory lane for a child who lived though a great decade, or for someone wondering what the hype was all about. A era of mix tapes, corded phones, posters and great music!“I’ve never seen your Bea Arthur, Selah. Can we keep it that way?” I covered my eyes with my hand. The whole truth was I’d seen more than enough accidentally last summer. Long story and I didn’t want to relive it. Ever again. She choked and spit out wine in a beautiful arc of spray. “My what?” “Bea Arthur. That’s what I imagine is down there. Maybe wearing a long sweater coat.” “What?” Lizzy stared at me. “My mother called her,” I gestured to my crotch, “lady business Maude. I always assumed she really meant the actress who played Maude, and I started calling them Bea Arthur.”

  • Wennie
    2019-03-30 08:05

    Reading We Were Here made me want to find a time machine and go back to the days where there were no cell phones, no internet, no technology and no Kanye West or Kardashians. Set during a time where mixed tapes were the prize each girl wanted, and each boy made as a pledge of his love, We Were Here makes me wish for those simpler times.Prescott seamlessly weaves the story of how these cast of characters - Gil, Maggie, Liz, Selah, Quinn, Ben, and Jo - meet each other. We become privy to how they fall in love, or out of love; and how, in spite of the stark differences in politics, ideology, attitude towards life, this motley crew appreciates each other, watches each other's back, and develop a friendship that will stand the test of time. I expected each character's chapter to be independent of the others, yet Prescott adroitly wove the passage of time by picking up from where the last chapter left off, just with a new point of view from a different character.Yes, each character gets their chapter, and we get a multi-dimensional understanding of each one. And with each chapter led off by an appropriate song choice from the 80's, Prescott sets the stage of what was to come. The banter, the angst, the insecurities, the missed connections, and the love they had for each other made me wish I was part of the crew of Gil, Maggie, Jo, Ben, Lizzy, Quinn, and Selah. Reading Geoducks is for Lovers is not a prerequisite to reading We Were Here, however, reading her first book will give you a slight edge. I am sure that after reading this book, you will be running to grab Geoducks is for Lovers.** An advanced copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

  • Erika
    2019-04-09 03:14

    I have been looking forward to reading WE WERE HERE by one of my favorite authors, Daisy Prescott, since I learned that it was being written as a prequel to GEODUCKS ARE FOR LOVERS, a favorite book of mine. WE WERE HERE takes the characters we met in GEODUCKS and gives us their individual backstories in such a clever, engaging, emotional way. Set in the early 90's, Prescott shares with us the tender, driven, hilarious, heart filled and hard college experiences that these friends share, with bonds so strong that we miss the exact moment when these friends become family.Each chapter is a song title from the times… Each character has their own section of chapters devoted to them. It was a treat for me to experience each character's thoughts and feelings. To witness why things we learned about in GEODUCKS were done, and appreciate where the original characters began. It was a privilege to acknowledge the maturity that came along with meeting the right people. It was familiar to recognize the angst of holding feelings inside until you wanted to burst. It was painful to accept that in one small moment, wrong decisions could somehow be justified, and it was great to laugh, to howl and to enjoy a trip down memory lane… WE WERE HERE can be read as a stand alone, but is great company for it's predecessor GEODUCKS ARE FOR LOVERS. I highly, HIGHLY recommend picking this beauty of a book up! Bravo, Daisy Prescott!!!

  • Bethany
    2019-03-28 07:21

    Toss that "John Bender" fist in the air, turn your amp up to eleven and dust off that old mix tape. I dare you to not sing along to the titles of these chapters!! "Unlike the rest of my life, I knew one thing for certain. When I grew up, I wanted to still be friends with these people.More than friends.We were family."Haven't we all had that feeling? People will come and go in your life, but if you lucky enough in life, you will hang on to friends that will become family. Don't let go of them, ever. I am one of those blessed people. I think that is why I love this group so much. Daisy always has such a nice flow to her books. Easy to love, realistic and fun as hell.I love the memories that this book triggers. Reading along you will feel nostalgic for the 90's.It helps that I was around the same age when all of this went down. So, whether you are the body, the heart or soul, the memory or brain, or just the gay glue that holds the group together, you will connect with these characters from Geoducks Are for Lovers all over again. I loved looking back to see how these very different people came together to form an unbreakable bond.No measure of time can keep a group this special away from each other.

  • Ramona Fern
    2019-04-19 00:04

    I feel like I should be up front and let you know that I am a bit (a lot) of a Daisy Prescott fan. So much, that I purposely signed up for this review job with The Hoarding Readers Corner for the sole purpose of getting to read it before it was released. Even if I've already preordered it on iBooks.We were here is a prequel to her novel Geoducks are for lovers and if you haven't read it yet, you should run and purchase it now. Right now. Her characters are adults and I adore reading about grown up love stories with relatable people.This novel is written in multiple perspectives and takes us back to the nineties to where all her characters meet in college. Selah is my favorite character but Selah is always my favorite! Seeing the characters from Geoducks meet and share a house and deal with answering machines was brilliant.It was a nostalgic read. Every chapter is named for a 90s song and even New Kids make an appearance. My iPod has loved the all the new additions, some I'd forgotten entirely, some I just forgot how awesome they were and if you make friends with daisy on Facebook she has a link for the entire play list. "We were here" is a hilarious, heart fuzzying, walk down memory lane to mix tapes, answering machines and overalls. I cried and I laughed.Now I have to go and reread Geoducks are for lovers.

  • BookWorm 221
    2019-04-02 07:16

    www.bookworm221.tumblr.comOk, confession time, I have not read Geoducks are for Lovers, but I don’t think that the fact that haven’t read it in any way diminished my enjoyment of We Were Here. The first thing that draw me to the book was that beautiful cover, and it is so fitting for this book because as we move through the stories of this group of friends it really feels like a mix tape.So the book tells the story of 7 friends in the course of their college life, each friend gets to tell a story at a certain point in time and always moving forward, and this is wonderful because we get 7 beautifully written stories about love, friendship and growing up. Each friend has a story to tell and it is wonderful that we get to see each one through the eyes of other people in the group.I really enjoyed the book and it was easy for me to get involved in each story, I’ll be for sure reading Geoducks are for Lovers, I’m very intrigued by what happens next.Keep Calm and Read OnInstagram and Twitter @bookquotes221