Saturday, October 6, 2012

So Over You by Gwen Hayes

Summary:(from goodreads) Layney Logan, girl reporter. That's all she's ever wanted to be. This year, her senior year, not only does she have to share the coveted Senior Editor position with her arch nemesis, Jimmy Foster, she also has to figure out how to keep the school paper alive. With the local paper closing and the school cutting Journalism from the budget, it's a long shot. Working side-by-side with Foster, the guy she likes to call Lucifer, makes it even worse.The only thing Layney dislikes more than swimming in the high school dating pool is Jimmy Foster thinking he got the best of her, so she takes his ridiculous newspaper assignment--to go on twelve blind dates--to prove his powers of darkness won't work on her. The trouble is, the more she learns about herself on her journey of bad blind dates, the more she wonders if maybe Foster has known her better than she knows herself all this time. And maybe she should have trusted him with the secret she’s kept for four years—the secret that broke them up to begin with.
Review: I thought this was a cute and sweet, light hearted romance story. The blind date twist added a unique twist on the story and it was fun to watch Layney experience the blind date rollercoaster. What i didn't like about it was that it seemed like as the story when on, the dates were given a backseat to Layney's other conflicting emotions and issues. I thought the secret that Layney revealed towards the end was surprising. It added a differetn dimension to the story and made Layney a more relate able character. Layney was the only character that I really liked in this book. She was the only one that I could really connect to and despite the fact that dating and romance play a big part in this book, I didn't feel the chemistry with any of the male characters, even though there are some who had potential. On the other hand, I really liked the character development that happened over the course of the book. Layney really was a changed person by the end. Even though the ending was somewhat openended, it was easy to imagine where these characters end up and I did enjoy it.

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