Hello! If you caught my lost post you would know that I have only been reading happy stories since Wicked Saints. Honestly between that and Descendant of the Crane I needed some light fluffy books. That is not to say that I do not absolutely love both of those books because….I DO! They are the best dark stories I have read in a long time. But after that I needed to take a bit to read happy. So here are four mini reviews of YA romance books. Alonsy!
Hello, I love You by Katie M. Stout
Synopsis: American daughter of a famous music producer runs away to Korea after a family tragety. Vowing not to fall for music stars she..gasp..does just that. Jason is a KPOP idol and wants nothing to do with Grace from the start. But Grace is his twin sisters roommate and they are forced to spend time together. Can their darkness offset eachothers?
TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide
Thoughts: If you are looking for a KDrama mixed with a Hallmark movie and a soap opera then you have stumbled upon the correct book.
While I do warn of a trigger warning for suicide this book is so adorably written. The main characters have such darkness and reflect what you would normally find in a Korean Drama or Soap Opera that you can’t help but think what this would look like as one. The love story unfolds just as it would in the show, adorable, awkward, and takes forever.
If you are looking for a sweet read I do not know if this is for you. There are a lot of dark parts and unhappiness but it does end in a HEA.
Rules of Summer by Danna Philbin
Synopsis: A girl runs away from her moms man problem by taking a job with her aunt as an errand girl in the Hamptons. Isabel is rich and bored. She takes it out on Rory until they become friends. Isabel falls for a surfer while Rory falls hard for Isabels brother, resident hottie. Throughout the summer they will learn what the meaning of friendship actually is.
Thoughts: Gossip girl but in the Hamptons and the girl is the neice of the housekeeper.
I thought this would have more romance but mostly it is teenage angst, stuck up rich people, and two girls who become friends after some pretty weird stuff happens. It was a short read that was perfect for just having around but honestly I don’t think I would pick it up ever again. I also just realized that the “Rules” of summer are because the rich family is the Rule family. Puny…very puny book.
Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard
Synopsis: Girl gets dumped by boy in terrible way after a summer fling. Next summer she gets the chance of a lifetime. Mackenzie is pissed at Landon for breaking her heart last summer. So when they get to her summer job this year she is going to do everything in her power to push him away. Until Landon falls off his horse, hits his head, and loses the last year. He now thinks Mack and him are still together and dang it if she isn’t going to destroy his heart like he did to her.
Thoughts: This is everything I want in a cute romance. Hallmark worthy. But please make this into a movie so I can giggle along with it!
The plot is simple and you know exactly what will happen and it makes it just that much easier to sit back and enjoy the story. You find yourself laughing along with the antics and if you are a horror movie fan trying to place the quotes before finding out what they are. I am not a fan but it was fun anyway.
Perfect nighttime reading when you just want to relax with a Happily Ever After. I am actually excited to try out the authors other books in the series!
Friended by Kilby Blades
Synopsis: Compared to life on tour with her wannabe rock star mother, finishing high school in the dull town of Rye is a snooze. At least Roxy has her best friend, Zoë, her doting dad, and her music. When her standoffish Civics class partner, Jagger, breaks rank and randomly friends her on Instagram, Roxy’s sure that it must be a joke.
Jag Monroe is Roxy’s total opposite: stinking rich, conceited, and hot in that obvious kind of way. Resolved to avoid trouble, Roxy declines his request. But when Jag ignores Roxy as usual in civics class that week, then friends her again on Friday, Zoë does the unthinkable: snatches Roxy’s phone, accepts his request, and follows him back.
Thoughts: This book is super hilarious, and the music refrences make me want to pull up spotify and disappear in them for awhile. The love story is not mean or vindictive and they love eachother in a way that makes a hallmark movie sound childish. My only priblem is that this book is long. Ok 216 pages isn’t long but it felt like it. There were a lot of parts I got bored. But overall the back and forth POV makes this an amazing kindle read.
Any of these sound like your type of book? Do you like to read fluffy books after finishing a dark fantasy?