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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lola and the Boy Next Door ~Review

"I know you aren't perfect. 
But it's a person's imperfections 
that make them perfect
for someone else." 

Back of Book:
Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

THIS STORY WAS SO CUTE! Lola was quirky and sweet while Cricket was awkward and adorable. In all honesty, I love a good “Boy Next Door” kind of story. I think they are adorable. Call me a sucker, I definitely am, but when it comes to YA contemporary romance books, I am the biggest sucker of them all. I can’t help it. I’d blame it on my DNA, but no one else in my family is as into the cutesy romances as I am.
Lola was so funny. Her outfits were outrageous, bold and sometimes goofy. But on Lola, they just worked. Her fathers were hilarious and I couldn’t help laugh out loud at them. Then there was Cricket Bell. He was awkward  while still being attractive and mysterious. I loved the way that Lola and Cricket slowly started rebuilding their friendship. The little snippets of their past was also sweet, getting to see them as kids and finding out what happened to them along the way. 
I must have a subconscious love for ice skating as well. I can’t skate to save my life. On ice, I butt-scoot like a dog back to solid ground. But I keep finding these books that involve skating. Calliope was irritating. *I spent the entire book thinking you pronounced her name (Cali- oh- pah ) until I learned in the last chapter that it is (Ca- Lie- oh- pea) She annoyed me while I was reading but as I continued through the book it started to make sense. I actually read this book in one sitting. I didn’t mean to, it just happened. I finished around five am and then went to bed for a few hours before staring my day again.

It was enthralling. I wanted to keep reading and I couldn’t help myself from reading it in one sitting. I loved it. I was a big fan of the first book Anna and the French Kiss. When I picked up this book, I wasn’t expecting it to be a stand alone. But it is and I am so glad that it is. Lola and the Boy Next Door, doesn’t have to be read after Anna and the French Kiss, it can be read by itself. Which  is actually perfect! I don’t want this book to be a sequel. I want it to be all by itself and it is. It was beautiful and lovely and made me smile more than once.
This book it high on my favorite’s list. It defiantly broke the top ten. Whether you read it in order or not. The Anna and the French Kiss series is so worth reading! 


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