“I’ve felt this way since the moment I set eyes on you. I just… never had the courage to say it out loud.”

Sometimes you read a book that sticks with you. From the second you read the first word, it becomes so much more than words on pages—it becomes a reality you’re eager to buy a one-way ticket to. To live within the pages so carefully crafted they feel like home.

I haven’t read too many books like this, despite the boxes I have filled with books I couldn’t bring myself to give away. Although I love reading romance, my favorites are Harry Potter, Mortal Instruments, Eragon, Uglies and some oddballs by midlist authors who should be equally as famous as the ones who wrote the previous books.

“Adorkable” by Cookie O’Gormann was one such book.

I’d been putting off buying it because my grad student budget typically isn’t book-friendly. I’ve reached my reading goals by religiously downloading free books from Bookbub, but when Jennifer Peel (another GREAT romance author) had a giveaway, I WON! A ten dollar gift card! And this book was at the top of my list.

“Adorkable” gets off to a memorable start…. Sal (our wonderfully dorky protagonist) gets set up on a date by her mom and best friend. The only problem? The date’s a girl. Ha. Since Sal doesn’t lean that way, she commiserates with her best friend, Becks.

Becks. Oh my. What can I say about him? He’s this charismatic, good-looking soccer star who we all hate to admit we love. Like, a lot.

Even Sal couldn’t admit she loves him.  

But she’s getting sick of these setups, so she convinces him to be her fake boyfriend to get her mom and friend off her back. The only problem? The acts a little too convincing, and Sal’s heart can’t take it.

I won’t ruin the story for you, because I really really really (times a million) think you should read it, but let’s just say I had to keep reading to see what happened. It wasn’t your typically gag-worthy romance, and it had its fair share of Starwars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, and Justice League references, but that made it even better.

Anyway, I think if you read it, you’ll really enjoy it too. If you’re interested, here’s the link to the book. FYI, that’s an affiliate link, so if you buy through that link, it won’t cost you anything extra, but it will give me a few cents toward my book budget. :) Maybe even enough to let me buy the paperback!


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