When Chloe Baker was a little girl, she had the hugest crush on Zack Warren...but then again, so did every other girl on the playground. That's why itWhen Chloe Baker was a little girl, she had the hugest crush on Zack Warren...but then again, so did every other girl on the playground. That's why it was so easy for Chloe and her best friend to get others to join their club: The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club. She was a proud founder of the club up until Zack stole the streamers off of her bike. He'd picked on her a little before, but that was the last straw. Chloe was finally able to talk her self into hating Zack Warren, but unfortunately for her, she wasn't quite able to talk her sense into the rest of the fan club. Even after Chloe left, the club just kept going...all the way to her freshman year of college.
What Chloe didn't know was that the whole time she was loving and hating Zack Warren, he'd been battling his own feelings for her. He's always known he kind of had a thing for her, but when some guys of the baseball team start to notice her, his feelings shift from she's kind of cute to if any guy touches her I'll break his arm. The problem is, Zack and Chloe are both pretty sure she hates his guts. So Zack decides to do what any guy in his situation would do...become her friend.
Right, because just friends works out so well every other time.
But for Zack and Chloe, that might be the best chance they have. Why is that? Because both of their single parents recently ran off to Vegas and eloped...with each other! And now all four are moving in together while Zack and Chloe are on Spring Break. Let's just say this love hate relationship just went from complicated to REALLY FREAKING COMPLICATED!!
1) I realize they aren't blood related, but it still kind of weirds me out that they want to attempt a relationship as step-siblings. I mean, how do you keep a straight face when you introduce the guy as your boyfriend/stepbrother? Fortunately, I will never be caught in that situation.
2) While I liked most of the story, I still don't find the actual Fan Club very realistic. I mean, every single one of these girl would have to be mentally unstable if they are really getting together to stalk this one guy while they are in college (and let's face it, that's exactly what they are doing). No girl is that sad.
3) They must have a whole bag of nutcases at this school because Chloe ended up finding a weird stalker of her own. Seriously, what is in the water at this school? I guess you could say the author wanted a whole lot of drama. Possibly a little too much.
4) I'm the type of person who, no matter how "in the zone" I am when reading, my brain can't help but pick out errors. Whether typos, spelling, or grammatical errors, I really don't like them. They trip me up every time and interrupt the flow of the book for me. I can't stand it!!! And this book really needed an editor to fix all of the problems. I mean, come on, "chose" is not spelled with two Os!!
1) I really liked the back and forth between the characters. They could be quite humorous at times.
2) I loved that we got to see both perspectives. The book just wouldn't have been the same if it was simply from Chloe's point-of-view, and we would have missed a lot of details if it was just Zack's side of the story. The author did a great job of paralleling the two.
3) I just like books that make me giggle like a little girl. I can't help it, and it may be over some of the most stupid things, but I LOVE it!! Yeah, so I'm a girl and a hopeless romantic, deal with it.
4) Biggest praise was that this book was free on my sister's iPad. To be honest, I don't know if I would have payed $10 (give or take) to read this, but it was definitely great quality for the price...which was nothing.
5) Finally, I liked that this was still technically what I would call "young-adult" but the main characters weren't in high school. I'm pretty excited to see that the genre is stretching out a little and no longer limited to high school students. And it's even better when the main character isn't a whiny, do-nothing girl!...more
Good concept, though it didn't all happen exactly as I would have expected (or probably preferred). A lot of the time I felt like I was smacking myselGood concept, though it didn't all happen exactly as I would have expected (or probably preferred). A lot of the time I felt like I was smacking myself on the head with frustration. Poppy was maybe slightly clueless, a characteristic I tend to frown upon, and she got on my nerves on more than one occasion. I loved Sam, however, as soon as the Scrabble scene. There were some cheesy parts all around, but the ending was almost too much. But hey, I still kept reading, so it couldn't have been too bad. And it wasn't. I still really enjoyed it!!...more
This book covers one of my favorite concepts in romantic literature: the best friend guy. He's like my all-time favorite guy. I had so much hope for tThis book covers one of my favorite concepts in romantic literature: the best friend guy. He's like my all-time favorite guy. I had so much hope for this book, which was probably my downfall. Not that the book was bad, but I had such high hopes for it and it turned out to be simply an "ok" book. There were moments I laughed, of course, but I feel like I would have done o few things differently. Not to mention a few particular things that had me wanting to throw the book across the room, some things I would not have easily forgiven if I was one of the main characters. And as for Jack, he seemed like a cool guy, but I just don't thing I really fell for him like I do most of the other leading guys. And don't even get me started on the ending. Artistically I can admit that it was kind of brilliant. But as the girl craving romance and final happily-ever-after scene, I was so frustrated I wanted to rip my own eyes out.
All I can say is that I absolutely love this book...and the fictional Shane Morgan. There are some racy parts that I could have done without, but overAll I can say is that I absolutely love this book...and the fictional Shane Morgan. There are some racy parts that I could have done without, but overall I loved the story and the romance and the characters!...more