Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington never had to worry about money or where her next shopping spree was coming from. Even her dog ate gourmet. Then one day, Darcy’s car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite private school. As her father’s business hit the skids, Dad didn’t just skip town, he bailed on his family.
Fortunately, Darcy’s uncle owns a thrift shop where she can hide out from the world. There’s also Lucas, the wickedly hot fix-it guy she can’t stop crushing on, even if she’s not sure they’ll ever get out of the friend zone.
But it’s here among the colorful characters of her uncle’s world that Darcy begins to see something more in herself...if she has the courage to follow it.
When I first heard of How (Not) to Fall in Love, I knew it was something that I'd want to read. I always tend to enjoy contemporaries in which the main character grows a lot throughout the novel, and How (Not) To Fall in Love was no different. The story was engaging and I loved the way that the characters developed throughout the novel.
Darcy starts out seeming kind of foolish and shallow. However, that's really only at the beginning and it soon becomes evident how she'll change for the better throughout the novel. I grew to like her, her friends and her eventual love interest, Lucas, as well.
The writing was engaging and I was especially intrigued with what was going on regarding Darcy's father (and the details surrounding it). I didn't absolutely love the romance, but it was still enjoyable. There were some very cute moments! :)
The ending was satisfying and overall, How (Not) to Fall In Love is a cute and enjoyable contemporary! I'd give it 3.5 out of 5 flowers.
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life's painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way.
Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, several four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.
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