My rating: ★★★★
Genre: romance, contemporary, young adult.
Series: Anna And the French Kiss #2
Blurb from Goodreads:
Lola Nolan is a budding
costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the
outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right
down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and
Cricket, return to the negihborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor,
steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she
must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
“Just because something isn’t practical doesn’t mean it’s not worth creating. Sometimes beauty and real-life magic are enough.”
loved this book a lot! Stephanie is an excellent contemporary writer. I
read Anna and the French Kiss two weeks ago and I immediately ordered
this one. I was very excited for this book and I heard a few times that
the story of Lola was even better than Anna. I was certainly not
“Perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring.”
I smile. “You don’t think I’m perfect?”
"No. You’re delightfully screwy, and I wouldn’t have you any other way.”
is a very interesting character. First I didn’t really get why she
would dress in this weird/very colorful costumes and I could relate to
her. But towards the middle of the story I started to understand her
more and more. Lola is very funny, down to earth and very creative. I
loved her personality. I also liked her dads (as in gay dads). They were
so funny and I especially liked Andy with his pies :D
“I know you aren’t perfect. But it’s a person’s imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.”
brings me to Cricket… Man, characters like him are the reason why I’m
so picky in guys. I mean, seriously. Cricket is gorgeous, tall, funny,
caring and super sweet! All the things he did for her made me squeal :D
Oh! I just love him!! The little story he told her in the end was
“He’s so into you,” Anna says.
“Cricket’s a nice guy. He’s always been like that.”
“Then he’s always been into you.”
also savored all the appearances of Anna and Etienne. Gosh, I missed
those two! And the way they helped Lola was so heartwarming. I loved the
advice they gave Lola about making mistakes and being in a
relationship. Excellent example of character development!!
“Sometimes a mistake isn’t a what. It’s a who.”
this was an amazing book. The ending was perfect. I’m very pleased how
everything turned out with all the characters. I totally recommend it!
But I don’t suggest reading this book before Anna. There aren’t spoilers
about Anna and the French Kiss, but it will make you like this book
By the way: I love how Stephanie uses caps lock in
her books. It made me laugh out loud a few times, because it gives a
great aspect to dialogs and what Lola thinks in her head. Amazing job!
"OHMYGOD. HE’S ONLY WEARING BOXER BRIEFS.
DON’T STARE AT HIS BODY. DO NOT STARE AT HIS BODY.”
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