I received an ebook copy of this in exchange for an honest review. “Squad Goals” follows three best friends, Addy, Lucy and Nora as they tackle what they have deemed ‘squad goals'(basically goals that they complete as a group of friends) during their final year of high school. Each girl gets a season and they determine a goal. Addy has always met her goals. Lucy sometimes meets her goals and Nora never does. All three girls are determined to finish their goals in time for graduation.
1) Hot by Halloween: Addy’s goal is to get hotter and make her scum bag ex-boyfriend jealous. To do this, she joins the school swim team. Addy is a horrible swimmer but she teams up with the hot new guy at school to practice and it isn’t long before sparks start flying between the two of them. This was my favorite story and I couldn’t read it fast enough.
2) Nerdy by New Year: Popular girl, Lucy decides that she wants to reinvent her image. Instead of being just a pretty face, she is going to show everyone that she is a nice person. Part of her goal is to apologize everyone she has hurt. Like her childhood best friend, Simon. Simon and Lucy were close until she embarrassed him in front of the entire school. To try and win him back, Lucy joins his club and the two of them start volunteering together. Lucy and Simon were an adorable couple from the get-go and I couldn’t stop rooting for them.
3) Promised by Prom: Oddball Nora has no plans after high school. But with her two best friends leaving to go to college, Nora is desperate to find someone to be with. So she makes the goal to find a serious boyfriend by Prom. Her friends assure her that it’s possible as long as she keeps her weirdness hidden at the beginning of her boyfriend hunt but Addy’s brother, Max disagrees. He thinks Nora should find someone who likes her for her. Someone like him. Nora would never risk her friendship with Addy for Max no matter how well they get along. As the only two single people in the group, they are almost always paired off together and it sometimes seems like they’re dating but they are just good friends. Or are they? This was my least favourite story possibly because Nora reminded me so much of myself. However I loved the chemistry between the two of them.
I enjoyed this book immensely. It was great seeing the amazing friendship these girls had as well as the squad goals which were all so relatable. I kinda wanted the ending to be a big cliche “and they all lived happily ever after” which I don’t feel like I got. Nonetheless, definitely read this if you are looking for a fun and light romance.
YouTube beauty vlogger, Lily has the most perfect life. Perfect home, perfect boyfriend, countless sponsorships and a book deal. Atleast that is the way it looks on the outside. Lily is constantly under pressure to look perfect and is stressed and anxious all the time. Her perfect home doesn’t belong to her and her boyfriend might be cheating on her. Sixteen-year-old lifestyle blogger, Melissa is Lily’s biggest fan and has a less perfect life. No perfect London apartment, no perfect boyfriend and just one best friend. Melissa would do anything to have a life just like Lily’s and when that proves to be tough, she decides to just make things up on her blog. It isn’t long before Melissa has a life that looks to be as good as Lily’s. But on a trip to see Lily at an event, Melissa stumbles across the truth about her perfect life. It isn’t long until both girls learn that being internet famous isn’t everything it is cracked up to be. I started reading this book as soon as I bought it and I did not regret it one bit. “My Secret Youtube Life” was an entertaining read that I could not put down.
I ordered this after seeing fanart of Feyre from “A Court of Thorns and Roses” reading it. This book certainly did not disappoint. Lucy Hutton is everyone’s favourite good girl. Everyone except for her co-worker and office nemesis, Joshua Templeman. From the very second that he walked into the office, Joshua has hated Lucy and so she has responded in kind. When a promotion opportunity is announced, their competition kicks up a few notches. Lucy knows she cannot work under Josh and has to score that promotion at any cost. But then Josh kisses her and IT IS A HELL OF A KISS. Was it really hate between them or was it something more? And how will the promotion affect whatever it is that they have building between them? I loved this book so very much! I devoured it and was really disappointed when it ended. Lucy and Josh have a very clear chemistry and lots of witty banter. “The Hating Game” is well-written, funny and entertaining. This was everything! I NEED SOMETHING SIMILAR AND IF YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS, HIT ME UP!!!
When career-orientated Serena MacGregor refuses to find herself a husband, her father, Daniel MacGregor steps in and sends gambler, Justin Blade to the cruise ship where she is working. Daniel is confused that Justin and Serena will suit and he is right. Sparks fly as soon as the two of them meet. However when his scheme is discovered, Serena is reluctant to go along with his plans. I had mixed feelings about this book as Justin is originally a forceful ass to Serena. He is unable to take no for an answer which made me put the book down the first time I read it. However I loved the description of life on a cruise ship and exotic travel locations so I picked it up again, prepared to ignore Justin’s stubborn ways but he eventually won me over. I thought this was a good read and I can’t wait to read more about the colourful MacGregor family.
Daniel and Six once met in a closet and impulsively had sex which resulted in a pregnancy. Since it was dark and neither of them knew each other, Six gave the baby up for adoption only to unknowningly fall in love with Daniel a while later. In “Finding Perfect”, Daniel and Six are going through a rough patch. She’s distant and he knows that their baby is part of the reason. Desperate to reunite the woman he lives with their child, Daniel embarks on a journey to track down their baby. I thought “Finding Cinderella” ended rather abruptly so this was the perfect ending for me. I loved returning to this world and seeing so many familiar characters especially from “All Your Perfects.” I actually didn’t read all of “All Your Perfects” because I fell in love with Quinn and Graham from the very first page and couldn’t bear to see the sadness of their marriage in the first few pages but this book has more than made up for it. If you’re looking for a short but emotionally charged read, this is your book.
Isla has had a crush on Josh ever since her freshman year in their school in Paris. They’ve barely spoken and Josh has always had a girlfriend. Until now. When Isla runs into Josh during summer in New York, the two of them share a moment. Isla is excited t0 finally have some sort of connection with her longtime crush. But as they start a real relationship, Isla and Josh have to deal with opposition from the staff at the school, their family, friends and a whole lot of drama. This was a well-written, quick read that I enjoyed immensely. Josh and Isla have very clear chemistry and it’s almost not to root for them. This book had me laughing and crying throughout. Definitely give this a try if you are interested in a light, fun book.
Amber Holland has the perfect life. Lavish, luxurious and all funded by her father. When a night out goes too far, her father decides to cut her off and ship her off to Beijing. Amber has to stick it out for a year and make it on her own with the assistance of her former best friend and her father’s current employee and watchdog, Kent James. As Amber adjusts to her new life abroad she makes friends and a life on her own. But Amber soon discovers an easier although riskier way to make a living. If she’s successful she can get through the year without a hitch. If not, Kent might drag her back home to face her father. I bought this immediately after finishing “Awkward in Print” and I loved it immensely. This book is well-written, hilarious and entertaining. It is a quick read that can be read in one sitting and I strongly recommend this book if you want something light and fun.
Hollywood starlet, Jojo Hudson releases a tell-all book about her life. Except that the one thing her “tell-all” focuses on is a complete lie. Jojo has built her life around this lie so if it gets out, her career and her engagement both go down the drain. But the only person who knows that Jojo is lying hasn’t been seen for years. Until the day of her book launch when he appears out of thin air. Ace threatens to reveal everything about him and Jojo unless she breaks up with her billionaire boyfriend and pretends to date him. Ace wants a way in to Hollywood and he is determined that Jojo be his ticket to stardom. But as Jojo and Ace spend more time together, Ace seems more interested in her and less interested in networking with the who’s who of the industry. This was an incredibly well-written book with lots of twists that I did not see coming. I went into this book expecting a cute, chick-lit romance but it delivered SO MUCH MORE. I can’t say more without giving the entire book away but trust me you do NOT want to miss this.
Amanda Kittredge has always been seen as the little Kittredge girl. But when her brothers best friend and her longtime crush, Brady Everett doesn’t even seem to realize she’s graduated from high school, Amanda makes the decision to show him and all of Cold River that she’s an adult capable of making her own decisions. Preferably reckless ones so that she can look back on a life well-lived and full of lessons learned. No one is more surprised than Amanda when one of those lessons include sleeping with Brady Everett – all in the name of learning about men. The last thing Brady expected when his best friend asked him to keep an eye on Amanda was that he would find himself involved with her. But she is a temptation he cannot deny. As Amanda and Brady spend more time together, they forge a connection that becomes difficult to break. I loved this book and read it in one setting. Amanda and Brady have amazing chemistry and it was great to see Brady go from oblivious to in love. If you’re looking for a romance I strongly recommend this book.
Following shortly after “The Hunger Games”, “Catching Fire” follow Peeta and Katniss as they embark on a Victory Tour though the districts. Katniss soon learns that her actions during the Hunger Games have sparked rebellions and as a result, are costing people their lives. In a desperate attempt to save the citizens as well as her friends and family, Katniss continues to pretend that she and Peeta are a couple. But nothing they do can stop the flames of rebellion and President Snow retaliates by hosting another Hunger Games with all of the Victors from the previous games. Katniss is thrown back into the area and forced to fight for her and Peeta’s life…while still being careful not to do or say anything that could spark another rebellion. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book especially the relationship between Katniss and Peeta. I could never see Katniss falling for Peeta because he just seemed like a wet sponge but this book really made me ship them. In fact I was so taken with this book that as soon as I finished, I rushed out to buy the first two movies. I feel like 2019 is way too late to be a Hunger Games fangirl but here I am and I LOVE THIS SERIES!