Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review: My Fake Summer Boyfriend by Ann Herrick

Sun, surf, sand and Alex--Katie was swept away!

Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex's girlfriend for the summer in order to protect his job. Amid sundrenched waves, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Nicole, Alex's old girlfriend. In three days, Nicole ruins Katie's relationship with Alex. So Katie gets involved with Logan, Nicole's handsome older brother, though Alex is the one for her.

Soon enough Katie learns that fake romances can get out of hand and lead to complications she never imagined.

My Rating
My Review
This is not the first book of Ann Herrick's that I have reviewed, but the romance involved is just as sweet as always. A perfect light beach read, it is a fun and flirty summer book that readers can absolutely devour.

Katie is a nice protagonist all around. She's funny and has a good heart. Sure, she isn't the most experienced, and she doesn't always make the most perfect decisions, but her voice is very realistic for her age and she ends up being very likeable as a character. The same can be said for both Alex and Logan. Alex is a smart and sexy love interest, but the relationship between them stays very light and fun. It's admirable of how he really cares for Katie. Not to mention, the boy really packs a punch. Initially, Logan seemed a bit less than likeable, as Katie was a bit young for him to be praying on, but he has a lot of redeemable qualities in the end.

In addition, it's really easy to get into the setting, which is always an enjoyable quality for a novel to have. Throughout my time reading, I could envision long summer days at the beach so vividly, it was like actually being there along with the characters. 

The pacing of My Fake Summer Boyfriend works very well. It is the perfect length for the story, and creates a novel that can be fully enjoyed. Although the plot appears a little cliche at first, the story is actually quite unique. It really is a great read to get in the spirit of summer. Not to mention, wonderfully easy to relate to. Even if not fifteen or sixteen, most readers can identify with the longing for a good summer romance. Even if you don't currently have one lined up, you can read about an incredibly cute one in My Fake Summer Boyfriend. Which is pretty much the next best thing.