Book Review – The Invited by Jennifer McMahon

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Title: The Invited

Author: Jennifer McMahon

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication date: April 30th, 2019

353 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don’t simply move into a haunted house–they build one . . .

In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams.

When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago.

With her passion for artifacts, Helen finds special materials to incorporate into the house–a beam from an old schoolroom, bricks from a mill, a mantel from a farmhouse–objects that draw her deeper into the story of Hattie and her descendants, three generations of Breckenridge women, each of whom died suspiciously.

As the building project progresses, the house will become a place of menace and unfinished business: a new home, now haunted, that beckons its owners and their neighbors toward unimaginable danger.

Review

“What people don’t understand, they destroy.”

Jennifer McMahon, The Invited

I LOVE ghost stories. I personally am a believer in the occult as I had an experience with a ghost, or whatever you’d like to call it as a kid. So for mystery/thrillers, I truly love ghost stories! The Invited was my April 12 Reads from 12 Friends pick and I’m glad it was suggested.

Jennifer McMahon did a great job depicting the spiral that normally occurs during ghost stories, the spiral into “insanity” as you try to assimilate this information with the world as you know it. For Helen and Nate, they handled the “ghosts” very differently and each had their own descent into madness through the story. The Invited in told in alternating POVs with Helen and Olive, Helens teenage neighbor. The two women are wrapped up in Hattie Breckenridge and her story – though they don’t know it yet. You also get some flashback moments to several different women in Hattie’s bloodline who are passed.

I loved the inclusion of history in this plot line. Helen is so interested in Hattie’s story because of the history of the town and she goes on to learn as much as she can and it’s great for a history lover like me.

There were some obvious reveals in terms of plot twists, but the final one at the end took me off guard, which is always fun! If you enjoy thrillers and ghost stories, I would definitely recommend this one.

Happy reading, folks!

Book Review – The Roommate Risk by Talia Hibbert

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Title: The Roommate Risk

Author: Talia Hibbert

Publisher: Nixon House

Publication date: May 4th, 2021 (originally April 21, 2018)

352 pages

3/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

From New York Times bestselling author Talia Hibbert comes an electric, domestic, roommates-to-lovers romance between a whirlwind party girl and her uptight best friend…

Jasmine Allen believes in bad luck, great wine, and the seductive power of a stiletto heel. What she doesn’t believe in is love. Her life is perfect without all that romance rubbish—until a plumbing disaster screws everything up and leaves Jas homeless. Luckily, she has someone to turn to: her best friend Rahul.

For seven years, Rahul Khan has followed three simple rules.
* Don’t touch Jasmine if you can help it.
* Don’t look at her arse in that skirt.
* And don’t ever—ever—tell her you love her.

He should’ve added another rule: Do not, under any circumstances, let Jas move into your house.

Now Rahul is living with the friend he can’t have, and it’s decimating his control. He knows their shared dinners aren’t dates, their late-night kisses are a mistake, and the tenderness in Jasmine’s gaze is only temporary. One wrong word could send his skittish best friend running.

So why is he tempted to risk it all?

Review

“Sometimes, thinking badly about herself required her to think badly of other people, too. To imagine cruelties and ulterior motives and falseness behind every smile.”

Talia Hibbert, The Roommate Risk

I spontaneously purchased the Kindle version of this book when it was re-released as it was on sale and I’ve enjoyed Talia Hibbert’s books in the past. The steam was exactly what I was looking for, but the plot was not as captivating as her more recent series of romance novels.

I wanted more angst and pining from this book than I got. The Roommate Risk is told in dual POV’s (if you know me, this is a HUGE plus in my book), with some shifting timelines. The timeline changes weren’t done as well as they could have been, they didn’t really fit to serve a purpose in moving the plot along it just further explained the two character’s background. It just didn’t seem necessary most of the time.

In terms of steam, it is very steamy. A lot of open door scenes with explicit descriptions and content. For me, I love reading that but there are a lot of reader’s that don’t prefer that. In terms of plot, this book tries but is seriously lacking. There just isn’t much development past the relationship – I would’ve loved to see more conversations with her father discussing the past as well as more communication between the main characters. Also, there was a “big” build up in the plot that was teased for awhile that fell pretty flat.

Overall, not my favorite of Hibbert’s but steamy enough that it hit what I was looking for at the time I was reading.

Happy reading, folks!

Book Review – Ten Rules for Faking It by Sophie Sullivan

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Title: Ten Rules for Faking It

Author: Sophie Sullivan

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication date: December 29th, 2020

384 pages

stars

Goodreads Synopsis

What happens when your love life becomes the talk of the town?

As birthdays go, this year’s for radio producer Everly Dean hit rock-bottom.

Worse than the “tonsillectomy birthday.” Worse than the birthday her parents decided to split (the first time). But catching your boyfriend cheating on you with his assistant?

Even clichés sting.

But this is Everly’s year! She won’t let her anxiety hold her back. She’ll pitch her podcast idea to her boss.

There’s just one problem.

Her boss, Chris, is very cute. (Of course). Also, he’s extremely distant (which means he hates her, right? Or is that the anxiety talking)?

And, Stacey the DJ didn’t mute the mic during Everly’s rant about Simon the Snake (syn: Cheating Ex).

That’s three problems.

Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, fans are voting (Reminder: never leave house again), and her interest in Chris might be a two-way street. It’s a lot for a woman who could gold medal in people-avoidance. She’s going to have to fake it ‘till she makes it to get through all of this.

Perhaps she’ll make a list: The Ten Rules for Faking It.

Because sometimes making the rules can find you happiness when you least expect it.

Review

Similar to The Ex Talk and The Bachelorette, Ten Rules for Faking It follows socially anxious Everly on her quest for love after accidentally relaying her sordid tale of finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman on live radio for thousands to hear.

Everly expected to be fired after what occurred but her boss Chris has his own reasons for keeping her on – outside of needing to boost ratings, he also has an unrequited crush on her and can’t stand to fire her after hearing her outburst. So instead, Everly embarks on a Bachelorette style dating show for all of the city to hear and watch. Easy, except – did you remember the part about her having social anxiety??

I really enjoyed the anxiety representation of this book, I felt it was accurate and the topic was given the respect it deserved. Overall, I found myself enjoying the book but finding it fairly forgettable. I love books where there are dual POV’s (which this one has) because I love hearing both sides of the romance, especially when it’s one-sided to start with and there’s pining. Oh how I love pining. But something in this book didn’t click with me, so it isn’t one I would go back to or reread.

I do recommend reading it, as this is a very personal feeling and I don’t expect everyone to feel this way. Especially when I can’t exactly say what I don’t like about a book – I wouldn’t say not to read it for any reason. If you’ve read it and loved it, tell me about it in the comments!

Happy reading, folks!

eARC Review – The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

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Title: The Soulmate Equation

Author: Christina Lauren

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication date: May 18th, 2021

368 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. Raised by her grandparents–who now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, Juno–Jess has been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in. After all, her father’s never been around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before Juno was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close, but working constantly to stay afloat is hard…and lonely.

But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers: This Jess understands. At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98% compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Pena. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Pena. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess–who is barely making ends meet–is in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River. As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the “Diamond” pairing that could make GeneticAlly a mint in stock prices, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist–and the science behind a soulmate–than she thought.

Review

Christina Lauren is an auto read for me at this point, and The Soulmate Equation did not disappoint. Jess is a single mom and unlucky in love. She hasn’t even wanted to date while raising Juno, but when she learns of a new dating service connected to your own biology her best friend convinces her to give it a try. To her surprise, she ends up being a supremely high match with one of the project’s founders, and a guy she finds absolutely unbearable. Enter some forced dating for press releases and Jess & River find themselves spending a lot of time together. But will they fall in love as genetically predicted?

This is a very interesting take on the online dating romances that have been published to date. It’s also the forced dating trope, which is not one I read often personally but do really enjoy! The tension in the beginning is classic Christina Lauren as they get to know each other, and then the romance is sweet as they get together more. I appreciated the interesting take on the main conflict, it was not what I was expecting to have happen in a great way. I also loved that she was a single mom, which you don’t see in romance novels as often.

I did have a lot of questions about Jess’ willingness to go along with this, I just feel like there was some level of suspension of belief required in this book. It definitely walks the line of what people will normally see as acceptable behavior.

For Christina Lauren fans, definitely a worthy edition to their lengthy publication history. For the scientists out there, you can let me know if it is factually accurate or not!

Thank you to Gallery Books and Netgalley for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

Book Review – A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

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Title: A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3)

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Publication date: January 26th, 2021

408 pages

3/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Face your fears, fight the battle.

Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone—even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace.

Fight the battle, save the kingdom.

Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother. But after enjoying decades of peace once magic was driven out of their lands, some of her subjects are angry Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and a magical scraver by her side. As Grey’s deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara questions if she can be the queen her country needs.

As the two kingdoms come closer to conflict, loyalties are tested, love is threatened, and a dangerous enemy returns, in this stunning conclusion to bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreaker series.

Review

“I often find comfort in the thought that fate has already drawn a path beyond what seems impossible.”

Brigid Kemmerer, A Vow So Bold and Deadly

A Vow So Bold and Deadly completes the Cursebreaker series, and to be honest it couldn’t end soon enough.

That’s somewhat harsh, but I feel like this story did not warrant a trilogy. It doesn’t make this last book bad, just average and forgettable for me. I think every character is so morally grey that even the reader can’t make a firm decision about who is right or wrong at any point in time. However, I loved Lia Mara, the side characters, and Isaak so I did take some enjoyment out of reading it.

I don’t have any regrets about this series, and I will continue to read Kemmerer’s books in the future. I wish I could have written these books how I wanted to have them go is all. I did find the ending to be pretty satisfactory all told. I expected to really not like the ending but it got the ending it deserved. I love the world Brigid has created and would also be open to reading more within this world if she ever goes back to it.

I guess what I’m saying is that after absolutely loving A Curse So Dark and Lonely, I found myself underwhelmed by the continuation books.

Happy reading, folks!

BLOG TOUR – People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

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Title: People We Meet on Vacation

Author: Emily Henry

Publisher: Berkley

Publication date: May 11th, 2021

384 pages

3.5/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Photo credit to Devyn Glista St. Blanc Studios

Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.

Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.

Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.

Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.

Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?

Review

People We Meet on Vacation follows Alex and Poppy, best friends from college who traditionally take a trip every summer with each other – except the last two years when something horrible happened, and they haven’t spoken since. Poppy is feeling stagnant in life without Alex, so she wants to restart the trips but isn’t sure if Alex will want to hear from her. Told in alternating time lines, we read past vacations Poppy & Alex took along with how the present day trip goes.

What I really liked about this book was the characters, especially Alex. In terms of trope, this definitely fits the grumpy/sunshine trope for characters, which is a favorite of mine. I liked reading about the start of their friendship in college and how different they were, but how they built the long lasting friendship. Even their families were complete opposites but in a fun way.

However, I had a hard time with the pacing of the book with the alternating timeline. I kept getting disconnected from the story and pulled away from it. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the ending, though I respect why it was chosen to end that way. It just doesn’t fit the mold of a romance book that I prefer, and that’s okay! It’s not a reason not to read this book by any means.

If you read Beach Read, definitely check out this next one from Emily Henry.

Thank you to Berkley and Netgalley for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

Book Review – The Roommate by Rosie Danan

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Title: The Roommate (The Roommate #1)

Author: Rosie Danan

Publisher: Berkley

Publication date: September 15th, 2020

325 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

House Rules:
Do your own dishes.
Knock before entering the bathroom.
Never look up your roommate online.

The Wheatons are infamous among the east coast elite for their lack of impulse control, except for their daughter Clara. She’s the consummate socialite: over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. But every Wheaton has their weakness. When Clara’s childhood crush invites her to move cross-country, the offer is too much to resist. Unfortunately, it’s also too good to be true.

After a bait-and-switch, Clara finds herself sharing a lease with a charming stranger. Josh might be a bit too perceptive—not to mention handsome—for comfort, but there’s a good chance he and Clara could have survived sharing a summer sublet if she hadn’t looked him up on the Internet…

Once she learns how Josh has made a name for himself, Clara realizes living with him might make her the Wheaton’s most scandalous story yet. His professional prowess inspires her to take tackling the stigma against female desire into her own hands. They may not agree on much, but Josh and Clara both believe women deserve better sex. What they decide to do about it will change both of their lives, and if they’re lucky, they’ll help everyone else get lucky too.

Review

“Some fears kill us. They drain us our whole lives, and we die filled with regret. But this isn’t one of those fears. Make a plan.”

Rosie Danan, The Roommate

First things first – this book is STEAMY. Be aware of this going in!! Many open door scenes with a lot of description and detail. I say this as I know many people who don’t prefer this in books – but when the main character is a porn star I didn’t expect anything less. Steamy books are my jam, but this one had me fanning my face.

I found the main plot of The Roommate to be vaguely unbelievable just with the huge difference between the two main characters. It seemed unrealistic that Clara goes from being a completely tight laced woman to funding a sexual education venture. That’s just me. I thoroughly enjoyed this book don’t get me wrong, there is just some suspension of belief required to read it in my opinion.

I loved how confident Josh was not only in himself, but also in his profession. I personally am of the opinion that sex work is fine as long as it’s practiced consensually and by individuals who are of age. And I wholeheartedly respect reading about a man who is involved in this line of work and thriving in it unabashedly. I also love his growth throughout the book as he learns there is more to relationships than casual sex and that he is capable of lasting love. To be honest, I loved this book from start to finish and the journey was so worth it.

I truly LOVED Naomi as a side character, and I’m so excited to read her story in The Intimacy Experiment! Just waiting for my library hold to come through!

Happy reading, folks!

Book Review – Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

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Title: Second First Impressions

Author: Sally Thorne

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication date: April 13th, 2021

352 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Distraction (n): an extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.

Ruthie Midona has worked the front desk at the Providence Luxury Retirement Villa for six years, dedicating her entire adult life to caring for the Villa’s residents, maintaining the property (with an assist from DIY YouTube tutorials), and guarding the endangered tortoises that live in the Villa’s gardens. Somewhere along the way, she’s forgotten that she’s young and beautiful, and that there’s a world outside of work—until she meets the son of the property developer who just acquired the retirement center.

Teddy Prescott has spent the last few years partying, sleeping in late, tattooing himself when bored, and generally not taking life too seriously—something his father, who dreams of grooming Teddy into his successor, can’t understand. When Teddy needs a place to crash, his father seizes the chance to get him to grow up. He’ll let Teddy stay in one of the on-site cottages at the retirement home, but only if he works to earn his keep. Teddy agrees—he can change a few lightbulbs and clip some hedges, no sweat. But Ruthie has plans for Teddy too.

Her two wealthiest and most eccentric residents have just placed an ad (yet another!) seeking a new personal assistant to torment. The women are ninety-year-old, four-foot-tall menaces, and not one of their assistants has lasted a full week. Offering up Teddy seems like a surefire way to get rid of the tall, handsome, unnerving man who won’t stop getting under her skin.

Ruthie doesn’t count on the fact that in Teddy Prescott, the Biddies may have finally met their match. He’ll pick up Chanel gowns from the dry cleaner and cut Big Macs into bite-sized bits. He’ll do repairs around the property, make the residents laugh, and charm the entire villa. He might even remind Ruthie what it’s like to be young and fun again. But when she finds out Teddy’s father’s only fixing up the retirement home to sell it, putting everything she cares about in jeopardy, she’s left wondering if Teddy’s magic was all just a façade.

Review

After reading The Hating Game, I was sold on Sally Thorne for life. Second First Impressions is quite different from her previous books, but still very good. This book is more on the sweet and swoony side, rather than the hot and heavy – which might be a welcome change for some readers!

The romance in this book can definitely be defined as a slow burn that you’re just breathlessly waiting for to be taken to the next level. There are some starts and stutters before roaring to life at the end. I loved Ruthie’s character the most, along with the Biddies and the turtles! The fact that Teddy became best buds with a turtle is just beautiful to me. Ruthie being written as a millennial who is more conservative with her attire and actions is a great change of pace. All women are valid, and I appreciate reading a wide array of personalities and preferences in romance.

I wasn’t the hugest fan of Teddy, to be honest. He really started off on the wrong foot with me based on his first interaction with Ruthie and just never seemed to make up for it. I personally think a better apology should’ve been written – but that’s just me. I couldn’t help holding it against the character throughout the book, even though he truly did redeem himself throughout it.

The ending left much to be desired for me, but I appreciated the growth Ruthie went through to get to that point. I’m very picky with romance novel endings, I only want to have it go one particular way – so I don’t hold it against books that don’t follow my preferred ending in terms of ratings. That would be silly!

I hope you enjoy Sally Thorne’s latest!

Happy reading, folks!

Book Review – Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle

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Title: Twice Shy

Author: Sarah Hogle

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Publication date: April 6th, 2021

320 pages

5/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Can you find real love when you’ve always got your head in the clouds?

Maybell Parish has always been a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But living in her own world has long been preferable to dealing with the disappointments of real life. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start.

Yet when she arrives, it seems her troubles have only just begun. Not only is the house falling apart around her, but she isn’t the only inheritor: she has to share everything with Wesley Koehler, the groundskeeper who’s as grouchy as he is gorgeous—and it turns out he has very different vision for the property’s future.

Convincing the taciturn Wesley to stop avoiding her and compromise is a task more formidable than the other dying wishes Great-Aunt Violet left behind. But when Maybell uncovers something unexpectedly sweet beneath Wesley’s scowls, and as the two slowly begin to let their guard down, they might learn that sometimes the smallest steps outside one’s comfort zone can lead to the greatest rewards.

Review

“I never want anyone to hold me again if they don’t hold me like this.”

Sarah Hogle, Twice Shy

I absolutely loved Sarah’s first book, You Deserve Each Other, so I knew Twice Shy was a book I wanted to read – and it did not disappoint me.

I will say, the beginning to middle is a bit slow, as you get to know Maybell and her life starts to change. The story line didn’t quite go the way I was expecting based on the beginning, but that’s okay! The unexpected is good. The tension between the two was so well written, especially the part where they finally kiss? And what Wesley says??? (You’ll have to read to understand!!!!) My heart *swoon*.

I adored Wesley. Like, talk about a grumpy/sunshine pairing! And the anxiety representation was SO GOOD. It was so fun watching these two start to enjoy each other, especially while they were fixing up Violet’s house and working on it. There is some suspension of belief issues I have – how did they afford to do this? But, it’s a work of fiction! So I don’t hold this against the title at all.

I loved the setting and all of the quirks that the two have. This is one of those books that comes to you at the perfect time and hits you right in the feels – so you give it 5 stars and overlook some of the issues. So, I know not everyone will read this and automatically think “this is a 5 star read”, but again – THAT’S OKAY. This is just my opinion – and I freaking loved it.

Happy reading, folks!

eARC Review – Cool For the Summer by Dahlia Adler

Title: Cool For the Summer

Author: Dahlia Adler

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Publication date: May 11th, 2021

272 pages

4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Lara’s had eyes for exactly one person throughout her three years of high school: Chase Harding. He’s tall, strong, sweet, a football star, and frankly, stupid hot. Oh, and he’s talking to her now. On purpose and everything. Maybe…flirting, even? No, wait, he’s definitely flirting, which is pretty much the sum of everything Lara’s wanted out of life.

Except she’s haunted by a memory. A memory of a confusing, romantic, strangely perfect summer spent with a girl named Jasmine. A memory that becomes a confusing, disorienting present when Jasmine herself walks through the front doors of the school to see Lara and Chase chatting it up in front of the lockers.

Lara has everything she ever wanted: a tight-knit group of friends, a job that borders on cool, and Chase, the boy of her literal dreams. But if she’s finally got the guy, why can’t she stop thinking about the girl?

Cool for the Summer is a story of self-discovery and new love. It’s about the things we want and the things we need. And it’s about the people who will let us be who we are.

Review

Cool for the Summer chronicles Lara’s summer before senior year, and senior year, told in split time lines – bouncing back and forth. Before Lara spent the summer with Jasmine, her mom’s boss’ daughter, Lara was obsessed with Chase, high school quarterback and overall amazing guy. But when Lara and Jasmine start a romance over the summer, Lara questions her identity. Jasmine ends up moving to Lara’s school for senior year, but it seems like she wants nothing to do with Lara – and when Chase finally notices Lara, how can she say no to the guy she’s wanted forever? But, why can’t she get Jasmine out of her head?

I LOVED this book so much. I loved the back and forth timelines, the slow dump of information from the summer and present times, and the journey Lara takes of self discovery. For a book on the shorter side, less than 300 pages, it sure covered a lot of ground and really built a story around Lara’s love story. Cool For the Summer really highlights high school love, and how what you think you want isn’t always what you want the most.

I appreciated the discussion Dahlia Adler wove into the book around biphobia, LGBTQ issues, and diversity. Lara struggles with her attraction to another female after believing she was straight for a long time. I can only imagine how important this story could be for someone feeling similarly and not sure how to handle it. I encourage everyone to read this story, especially if you love diverse YA Contemporary.

Thank you to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!