Lauren has a good life: decent grades, great friends, and a boyfriend every girl lusts after. So why is she so unhappy?
It takes the arrival of Evan Kirkland for Lauren to figure out the answer: She's been holding back. She's been denying herself a bunch of things (like sex) because staying with her loyal and gorgeou...more
I am not impressed with Bloom at all. I guess I had high—extremely high—expectations and was less than pleased when I finally finished reading. I don’t think I...more
I mean, the way she treats her friend in this book was disgusting. Even when her friend Katie's life is basically going to hell, she spends the entire time spewing superficially comforting words while wishing that she was with her man. And half the book is spent cheating on her nice boyfriend with said man. What kind of...more
AND YES, I will admit that I'm adding half a star for those mind-blowingly HOT kisses. Man, this woman can write kissing scenes like nobody's business. Even if the ones kissing have a tendency to make me REALLY want to slap some sense into them.
Also, I hatehateHATE the phrase 'chewed-off smile.' Ms. Scott seems to have a thing for it, but whenever I read it I think of someone literally chewing off the other's smile. And that's just...blech.
Lauren is pretty sure she's as average as it gets. The one thing she excels at is playing the clarinet in her school's jazz band, but no one but he...more
here's what i wrote to elizabeth then:
"i loved that you never let easy assumptions lie, i fucking laughed the hell out loud on a quiet plane when dave wasn't ga...more
As Lauren’s long-term boyfriend Dave starts talking about going to the same college as her and starts setting ou...more
After reading the blurb I had fairly good expectations of this story but oh my god it was beyond boring. At one point I was forcing myself to keep reading to the end.
The entire plot line consisted of Lauren whining on and on about how she's for a perfect boyfriend but isn't happy and he's too good for her, whilst also thinking about touching and kissing Evan whilst her boyfriend was talking to her. HELLO?! Dump him maybe? Like any other person would
Then there was the structure of...more
Much of the book is just Lauren saying over and over and over again how her bf is perfect and she wishes she was perfect too. Okay, we get it. There's way too much of that. In fact I could have used only a hundred pages or so of "He's so perfect, how can I dump him?" and then m...more
This book is about a girl, Lauren and two boys, Dave and Evan. Her mom left when she was little and the only family she has is her dad, who works all the time,goes through girlfriend afte girlfriend, and doesn't really understand how to be a part of a family.
Lauren and Dave are boyfriend and girlfriend. Dave is popular and Lauren is only because she is his girlfriend, and she doesnt fit in with any crowd, and even he r best friend, Kati...more
It wasn't any one thing about this book that bothered me-- just, absolutely everything put together made it into a complete catastrophe. Another review on here described all of Lauren's problems as feeling forced, fake... Well, that's absolutely spot-on.
I'm too old to be reading young adult novels, mind you, and maybe this would have been considered acceptable to someone in high school, or perhaps middle school, but this book could be summed up as the following: whine...more
First of all, her mother left Lauren and her father when Lauren was four years old, and her father isn’t home all that much because he is constantly working. In this part of the book, I felt Lauren’s pain because even though I still have...more
Lauren’s life is perfect, but she’s not happy. Wah, wah, wah...my heart bleeds for her. This book is one long story of indecision; if you know me at all, you know I hate people (and characters) who are indecisive! She’s got this really cute boyfriend who is kind and comes from a good family, but she feels as though she has to pretend to be a different person when she is with him. Hey, that happens sometimes. Just because a guy is cute doesn...more
I think all girls have, once in their life, dreamt of having the perfect boyfriend. Handsome face, gentleman, smart, rich, athletic, thoughtful, caring, loyal... you name it. Lauren thinks she should be lucky that of all the girls in the whole student body, it's she that Dave chose. The perfect boyfriend all the girls dreamt of. But for some reason, Lauren is not happy. Not with Dave. Instead, she finds happiness from a boy who’s the opposite of perfection.
It's easy to hate Lauren and condemn he...more
Elizabeth Scott has really captured the heart of a teenage girl in La...more
With Dave, her life was just simple & nice. Moreover, being popular and smart didn't make him a jerk like Laura had thought. He's actually very nice. And he loved her so much. Lauren didn't understand why Dave would date her while he could be with anyone.
It may sounds perfect. Except that bei...more
Lauren, the main character, she was kind of annoying. How as she was seeing Evan(who is totally awesome) and all her feelings about feeling free and happy YET not break-up with her boyfriend Dave, totally was werid.
I didn't like how through-out the whole book she was so sad and depressed and wouldn't tell anyone anything. I also didn't like how at the end all of sudden she breaks down(although it...more
The overall feel of this book was surprisingly complex. The romance view was fantastic; it was steamy without being graphic, it was sweet without being overtly so, it was understandable while being slightly incredible. Evan wa...more
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Usually two. (Or more!)
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