Friday, July 29, 2016

Lazy Review: Adorkable by Cookie O'Gorman

Title: Adorkable
Author: Cookie O'Gorman
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4.5 Lazy Books


Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.
Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she's done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There's only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally's best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used.

He'd do anything for Sal--even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she's "more than pretty," and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally's been in love with Becks all her life--and he's completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” 
― Charles William Eliot

My lazy thoughts:

When it comes to YA, I prefer to read cute, feel-good stories than dark, angsty ones. I'd rather see that theme in NA books.

Fortunately,  Adorkable is a sweet, lighthearted read complete with adorable characters. Here, we meet best friends Sally and Becks who pretended to be a couple to get Sally's mom and other best friend Hooker off her back.

Sally is equal parts dorky and adorable (hence, Adorkable). Becks, on the other hand, is a star soccer player-slash-all around hottie.

I'm not usually fond of reading about the usual "dorky heroine being paired with popular, good-looking hero" storyline, but this worked for me.

For one, I'm a fan of "best friends to lovers" stories. I'm all over that in a heartbeat. Secondly, Becks and Sally are just so adorable and cute together... And totally clueless!

I find myself giggling at the PDA lessons. Smooth, Becks. Real smooth. LOL

All in all, Adorkable was a fun, cute read. For a debut novel, it was a good one, too. Cookie O'Gorman is definitely an author to watch out for!

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