About the book: Sixteen-year-old Brooke Pierce doesn’t need her mom to tell her all boys are trouble. After watching her dad break up the family for a woman half his age, dating is the last thing on her mind.
On the first day at a new high school, Brooke meets Luke, the school flirt with a reputation for heartbreak. He’s interested. She’s not. That only makes him chase her more. After a shocking revelation from her dad, Brooke and Luke form an unexpected bond, complete with crazy rules to keep them safely in the friend zone. Problem is, that’s the worst place to be when you’re falling in love.
My review: I really felt bad for Brooke in this book. Not only is her family torn apart by Brooke's dad's infidelity, but she had to move from her home and change schools when she is in high school. All those things are hard during those awkward teenage years when friends are more important than almost everything. I liked Brooke, she was trying her hardest to be herself, not worrying about fitting in for most of the book. I liked that she was trying to avoid even going on dates, and it was really fun how she kept trying to avoid Luke specifically. Not that I could blame her, her first impression of him was that he was a major player.
I liked Luke too, I liked that we saw his point of view too, so we know that he wasn't a player the way his friend made him out to be. I liked the way that he gave Brooke her space, even though he really cared for her, and tried to just be friends the way she wanted.
The plot was cute, but I hadn't realized that this was a novella, so I was sad when I got to the end and Brooke's adventures were over. I'll have to make sure to grab more of this series, it's really cute!
I bought this book from Amazon.
Labels: clean ya, Lindzee Armstrong