A new edition of this book is available in paperback, kindle and audiobook.  This book was first published in 2009, and its ebook edition became free in 2010 at a time when there were not many free ebooks available on Amazon. Unfortunately, because of its title and cover, many customers on Amazon mistook the book

A new edition of this book is available in paperback, kindle and audiobook. 

This book was first published in 2009, and its ebook edition became free in 2010 at a time when there were not many free ebooks available on Amazon. Unfortunately, because of its title and cover, many customers on Amazon mistook the book as a free adult romance or erotica, and thousands of people downloaded it not realizing it was actually a teen romance novel, even though it was in the teen romance category. Within a short time it started receiving negative reviews on Amazon, going from a 4.5 star average rating to less than 3 stars. Nearly all of the negative reviews were from adults.
On iTunes and the iBookstore, however, the exact opposite happened. While the book was free there it became the highest rated teen novel on the US iBookstore, receiving over a thousand five star reviews and remaining in the top free children’s and teen fiction charts over the entire summer. Many of the teen reviewers expressed how much they loved the book, saying it was amazing and the best book they had ever read, or their favorite book of all time etc, and it was obvious the book was a real hit with its target teen audience. (See the reviews on iTunes:  itunes.apple.com/us/book/id365939802). 
Because of this, it was decided that the book needed to be repackaged and re-marketed to make it more obvious it was a teen novel.  
In 2010 this old edition of the book was unpublished, and a new version of the book with a new cover and a new title–‘Arousing Love, a teen novel’, was published at the end of 2011. As a paid book, the new edition became an instant best seller in teen fiction on iTunes and the iBookstore in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and other countries, and has consistently remained in the top 100 paid teen fiction charts in most of those countries for nearly two years now. It is listed among the top 20 all-time best sellers in teen fiction on iTunes, and is one of the highest rated teen novels there rated 4.5 stars with over 2800 reviews in the US iBookstore. It also reached the top 40 best selling paid teen romance books on Amazon, and has remained in the top 40 best selling contemporary teen romance novels at Barnes and Noble for the past 2 years.   
Amazon has not removed this old out-of-print version of the book with all its bad reviews that it received while it was free, so we felt it necessary to explain why this version of the book is no longer available. 

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Comments

Leon's mom says:

terrible book The issues of falling passionately in love when you’re too young to have sex, and how evangelical Christian teens (and their parents) deal with dating, abstinence, etc, are important for kids to read about – but I would never suggest this book to a teen (christian or otherwise) who wanted to read a thoughtful exploration of these issues. Instead, this seems like it was written as Christian Porn – for older men who want to entertain their Lolita complexes while reassuring themselves that they’re…

amarugia says:

Christian porn for teens? Make that ZERO stars.A bizarre, unrealistic story of two teenagers, Zach and Joanna, who over the course of her 2 week family vacation from Colorado, manage to fall madly in lust/love. Intertwined throughout all of their self-inflicted sexual temptations is their desperate struggle to please “god”. But at last we see their “patience” pay off as they promise Joanna’s father to wait until Joanna is 17 to fulfill their commitment to “god” and go all the way. It’s the least they could do…

M. Elliott says:

Pretty good read…considering. I’m an adult and didn’t realize this was a young adult book. It started out kind of slow and I skipped a few pages until it seemed more interesting. Then I got sucked in a bit. I liked the overall story and I liked that it showed the struggles they were facing. I think it’s a pretty good overall book for the age it is intended for! Well written and heart-warming.

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