I’ll Be Yours – Jenny B. Jones

A fluffy, easy vanilla read. The Harper-and-Ridley plot was extremely predictable. It’s boring to read about pseudo “relationship lessons” when you know what the outcome is going to be. Also, Andrew was not fleshed out at all as a character. Ms. Jones could have tried to at least make him somewhat interesting!

Synopsis

The day Andrew Levin arrives at Washington High, Harper O’Malley knows he’ll make the perfect starter boyfriend. The school’s newest band geek is totally in Harper’s league, yet completely out of this late-bloomer’s reach. Between fitting in with a new family, scoring the first chair in band, and rescuing dogs for the local animal shelter, Harper’s never had the opportunity to hone her dating skills. But even though Harper’s love life is far from perfect, she’s got the perfect plan.

Harper knows she’s insane to agree to tutor Ridley Estes, a notorious heartbreaker and the star of her high school’s football team—but in exchange, he’s offered to school her in the game of love. Just when she sees promise with her crush, a football scandal rocks her family, her town, and Ridley’s entire future. Harper suddenly has everything to lose—her family, friends, and even her heart. When the dust of the scandal settles, nothing will be the same. Including the girl who asked the most popular jock to teach her about love.

Review

A fluffy, easy vanilla read. The Harper-and-Ridley plot was extremely predictable. It’s boring to read about pseudo “relationship lessons” when you know what the outcome is going to be. Also, Andrew was not fleshed out at all as a character. Ms. Jones could have tried to at least make him somewhat interesting!

Family dynamics were interesting in this book. People make mistakes, but where do you draw the line on what’s forgivable? And is it fair to force the children to forgive? This was covered to some extent, but I do think the story could have delved into the topic more deeply.

Ridley has it hard, and Harper definitely did (at one point) too. Unfortunately, I still wasn’t particularly drawn to these characters. I guess the story was a little too formulaic, and the conversations were too contrite. Everyone has a sob story. So what?

Related Reading

  • The Fill-In Boyfriend – Kasie West
  • No Love Allowed – Kate Evangelista
  • Adorkable – Cookie O’Gorman
  • Summer in the Invisible City – Juliana Romano

Rating: 2/5

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