Welcome to my tour stop of Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can find the full tour schedule here.
Author: Cookie O’Gorman
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: A tini tiny bit warm
Page Count and Format: 283 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: March 31st 2016
Source: I received an eARC of this book from YA Bound Book Tours for this tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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?
Okay… this book was adorably cute! Confession: I’ve always wanted to read a book named Adorkable and when I saw this and read the blurb, I couldn’t pass it up. Also it had one of my favourite romantic tropes- best friends to lovers. This book didn’t disappoint and I loved each and every moment of it.
Sally is a dork, she doesn’t have a boyfriend and she doesn’t mind that at all. But her mom and her bestfriend, Hooker cannot stop their matchmaking games, so to stop them from setting blind dates anymore Sally decides to take help from her bestfriend, Becks. He doesn’t hesitate when she asks him. But Hooker doesn’t believe their false charade so they decide to up their game. But Sally doesn’t have to pretend much because she’s already in love with him. Will Becks ever understand Sally’s true feelings for him?
I absolutely love this kind of storyline and it was perfectly executed here. Sally had always been in love with Becks since forever but she had been unable to say anything to him. And when she needed him to be her fake boyfriend he simply agreed. I loved when they were trying to make Hooker believe that what was going on between them was actually true and ironically it was, but both of them could not or did not want to understand that. There is a tini-tiny bit of a love triangle but I actually did not hate that because Ash, the other guy was pretty great and he genuinely liked her.
All the characters were pretty much awesome. However, I think Sally’s mom was a bit over imposing. I understand that she wanted her daughter to find somebody but literally forcing her to do so was quite wrong, pretty much the same for Hooker. Nonetheless, I loved Sally, she was sweet, simple and dorky, she cared about the people close to her. Also I loved her habit- when she was upset or angry she would speak in German without even realizing it. It was pretty funny but that scene at the party kinda broke my heart. Becks was an amazing guy but I wish he would have been a bit more straight forward with Sally but I have to say, I absolutely loved their chemistry and the romance was oh so cute!!
Overall, Adorkable was an awesome read. I loved the storyline and the plot was executed smoothly. The characters were relatable and I fell in love with them. The romance between Sally and Becks were cute and sometimes a bit hot as well. The writing was simple and beautiful and the pace was even throughout the book. I definitely look forward to read more books by this author.
Cookie O’Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her debut novel ADORKABLE will be released in 2016.