Author: M.H. Soars
Published: April 12, 2016
Stars: 4 out of 5
I had always thought Owen Whitfield fit the mold of the brainless jock perfectly. Group of idiot friends? Check. Vapid girlfriend? Check. Ego bigger than the moon? Check. As long as he stayed out of my way, coexisting with his kind was doable. Until one day our worlds collided, changing everything. He pissed me off so badly that I had no choice but to give him a taste of his own medicine. Little did I know that my act of revenge would come back to bite me in the ass. How was I supposed to know Owen would turn out to be the best partner in crime I could hope for?
I never paid much attention to Kimberly Dawson, but I knew who she was. Ice Queen was what we called her. She was gorgeous, no one could deny that. But she was also a condescending bitch which was enough reason for me to stay the hell away from her. She thought I was a dumb jock and that was okay until she came crashing into my life. Against my better judgment, I let her embroil me in her shenanigans, forcing us to spend too much time together. It was my doom. She got under my skin, she was all I could think about. I never thought I would be the knight in shining armor to anyone, not until she came along.
Oh my god, this book has me cracking up. This is similar to Gilmore girls mixed with Nancy Drew- the vocabulary is wonderful and the simplistic problems presented at the beginning of the book is a refreshing distraction. This book is light hearted, funny, and you can’t help but love the spunk.
Kimberly is a seventeen year old who despises high school and the social hierarchy that it’s famous for. I must say, she is a girl after my own heart. Not everyone loved high school and it’s nice to come across a book that shares this perspective. When it comes to making a point, Kimberly has no boundaries. I am both envious and in love with Kimberly’s attitude in this book. Looking back on high school, I wish I had the guts to be myself and speak my mind.
I’m not one to quote books, but to fully understand this point, here is an example. As Kimberly is waking down the hall, everyone gives her dirty disapproving stares. But instead of cowering, she lifts her head high and thinks:
Owen is surprisingly witty and a fun character to read. The way he describes and gets distracted by Kimberly is not only entertaining but also addicting. I love the playful banter between the two of them. He is a great example of how often people who others what they want them to see when on the inside they hide who they truly are.
I can’t complain about the character, loved them! The flirty banter between Owen and Kim is irresistible and fun. The plot is a bit over the top and unrealistic. But honestly, you get so caught up in the story and characters, you hardly notice. The only thing I found odd was how the author notes the change of day at the top of the chapters. Most authors inform the reader of the change in day/time by writing it through the text instead of making it appear like a journal entry.
Overal, the book is lighthearted and a fun read. Don’t go into this looking for something serious because you won’t be happy. At first, this book reminded me of a mature YA series but the sexual scenes put it more in the NA section. If you hate reading sexual scenes in a book, don’t let that discourage you from reading this book. When the book gets to that section, it moves pretty fast and the author skims over a lot of what happens.
Give the book a try, I think you will find yourself laughing at times, smiling throughout, and loving the personalities in the book.