Book Review: How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts

Posted February 7, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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Book Review: How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown RobertsHow (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts
Published by Macmillan on February 3rd 2015
Genres: General, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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four-stars

Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington never had to worry about money or where her next shopping spree was coming from. Even her dog ate gourmet. Then one day, Darcy’s car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite private school. As her father’s business hit the skids, Dad didn’t just skip town, he bailed on his family.Fortunately, Darcy’s uncle owns a thrift shop where she can hide out from the world. There’s also Lucas, the wickedly hot fix-it guy she can’t stop crushing on, even if she’s not sure they’ll ever get out of the friend zone.  But it’s here among the colorful characters of her uncle’s world that Darcy begins to see something more in herself...if she has the courage to follow it.

“How (Not) to Fall in Love” by Lisa Brown Roberts was a very sweet read that was fast and easy to read. I found myself to be addicted with this story. Darcy Covington’s dad disappears and causes Darcy’s world to go into chaos. Darcy seems to have a level head on her shoulders because she deals with everything going on in her life so well. I really wish I personally could handle things as well as Darcy.

I think this story was written really well. It was creative and fun. I loved the characters. I thought they were great. I felt like this was more of a coming of age story than anything. Each character has to go through something and has to conquer whatever is going on in their lives. I loved being able to watch the characters grow and become more mature versions of themselves.

It was very lovely to read a story that is pretty realistic. This story is so sweet. I just loved it. Getting to know each character was great. They were so much fun. Roberts is great at writing characters. I think the characters really made this book so I hope Roberts continues focusing on having fantastic characters.

four-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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