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Falling for Romeo

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  2,039 ratings  ·  131 reviews
John can have any girl he wants. Jennifer's never been kissed. Everybody thinks he's perfect. She's got issues with pride and jealousy. They were best friends-once. Now, they're playing Romeo and Juliet. Virgin lips Jennifer must have her first kiss on stage with John, the guy every girl in school wants. The pressure and tension build along with each staged kiss. Both are ...more
Paperback, 197 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Grove Creek Publishing (first published October 1st 2007)
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Jan 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
It is not often that I regret reading a book but this was a complete waste of time. There was not one original idea in the whole novel. I mean, I'm honestly at a loss for words here, this is the only book I've ever read where I've closed the cover and literally wondered where the ENTIRE plot went. It is suppose to be a story about two former childhood friends and neighbors who are no longer close but during a school play of "Romeo and Juliet" (where he is Romeo and her Juliet, of course) they 'f ...more
May 02, 2011 rated it did not like it
Maybe it's just me, but this was so bad and it bored me so much that I coudn't even finish it.

It's written from both John's and Jennifer's perspective and I think that this completely destroyed the book. From the start, we know what both of them think, we know that they like each other, so there is no need to guess and the end is so evident I would only waste my time by reading it.

If they at least weren't so shallow, maybe I would finish it, but that's not the case. I will give one example. John
Oct 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
think, Pride and Prejudice mixed with Romeo and Juliet.
it's sweet. very teen-ish and adorable. Teen love is so cute.
love-hate, hot and cold. it's sooooo endearing. :)
Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
"4 out of 5 stars!!! I LOVED the chemistry between Jen & John!! Plus, finding out..."

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May 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
John is the popular and perfect guy who could have any girl that he wanted while Jennifer is just an ordinary, beautiful girl who works hard to be perfect. The two of them used to be friends but as soon as they hit high school they started to grew apart. However, they are reunited to play the characters of Romeo and Juliet. Now, they find themselves falling for each other only they have to figure out which among the kisses is true and which one is done for the sake of art. Moreover, they have to ...more
Jul 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010, ya-contemporary
John Michaels. Dreamy and handsome. Every girls dream. He is one of the most popular students of his high school. Everyone admires him, and wherever he goes or whatever he does, he catches attention and admiration.
Jennifer Vienvu. A pretty girl with a true passion for theater. She is known for her talents at the stage. She is not unpopular, but neither one of the popular kids. For years, she has been the favorite of the demanding direction Chip, but this year, there could be a change to that.

Stacey O'driscoll
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Amy Jacobs
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Author Jennifer Laurens has to be one of the best authors to portray in her writing the perfect blend of teen angst, romance and sweetness. Everything I have read from her has been wonderful and captivating. Falling For Romeo is another wonderfully written book that I wish had been around when I was a teenager trying to find something to read.

John is the perfect crush of his high school. He is sweet, outgoing, a jock, and all around good guy. He volunteers, is a good son and is now playing the l
Princess Bookie
Jan 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2010
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My Thoughts:I had been wanting to read this one for a while now, but I was putting it off because it looks amazing and I was afraid it wouldn't live up to my expectations. I'm glad I finally started reading it! I loved it! It was so much fun! We meet Jennifer and John who have been neighbors all their lives. At one point they were even best friends. High school happened and they just fell into different cliques and drifted apart. All the girls had the hots f
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I finished "Falling for Romeo" in 2 days; that was very impressing for someone who had fever like me.

"Falling for Romeo" was similar to Japanese manga I love to read. It was about the guy whose name was John. He could have any girl he wanted and the gal named Jennifer who'd never been kissed. Everybody thought he was perfect (of course, except Jennifer). She'd got issues with pride and jealousy. They were best friends ... once. Now, they were playing Romeo and Juliet. Virgin lips Jennifer must
This has got be the most confusing book I have probably ever read. Also a quick read.

I thought the POV's were everywhere, at one minute in third person it was John then the next Jenn, I thought it would've been much better if the POV's in third person were chapter by chapter so it would flow nicely and we get an even thought on each of the characters because all I knew was: Jenn has a love-hate with John. John was a rising popular jock. This whole book for me seemed a bit cliche and very predict
Jun 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, young-adult
John and Jennifer are next door neighbors. When they were little, they were the best of friends. Over the years they drifted apart, yet still live next door to each other. They are both the lead actors in William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET. Jennifer has never been kissed before and she is nervous to have her first kiss with John. John went from a nobody to everyone knowing him and wanted to be his friend and all the girls wanted to go out with him. With everyone knowing who he is, came respo ...more
Feb 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If you want to relax your mind from reading all the fantasy books, and just go back to feeling the usual teenage love romance, this sure is a perfect read for you!(:
Personally, I love this book in its simplicity. Though I did not cry in any part of it, but I was moved many times in the sense that I got butterfly stomach in almost every page of the book. Falling for Romeo has the common story of two old best friends who are separated by distance called "growing up", and just before they end their
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Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book I have read of Jennifer Laurens and will not be the last. I loved this sweet romance. I could not help but like the main characters and the supporting cast. A very well written story that I will be reading again and I highly recommend this read. It made me wish I had a boy next door best friend! A very good friend lent me this book and I like it so much I will be buying it. It was that good! I know Jennifer has some other books out and I will be checking those out very soon ...more
Jul 04, 2011 rated it liked it
It was a great book straight forward and romantic
Aug 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
John Michaels has tried to be everything to everyone – a friend, an idol, a volunteer, a jock and a good son. And now he wants to add actor to his long list of achievements. But in his push for success he has left behind his childhood best friend and neighbor Jennifer Vienvu.

Now cast as Romeo and Juliet in the school play, they must put aside the past and commit to their parts to be believable as the ill-fated lovers in Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy.

Will Jennifer be able to ignore the resentmen
May 30, 2012 rated it liked it
In Falling for Romeo, you have your two main characters Jennifer and John. Jennifer is this beautiful blonde goddess, who every guy likes but are too intimidated by her to ask out, because they feel she's too good for them. John is the most popular guy at school that every girl wants to go out with,every guy wants to be friends with, and every teachers favorite student. He's also a perfectionist. Jennifer and John used to be best friends then they drifted apart. They're always trying to comp
Jannat Bhat

This book was phenomenal, kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The author created a world you can picture in your mind , it was just fascinating. Falling for Romeo is one of those books able to put a smile on your face. It is a very cute book with an equally delightful plot.
Jennifer and John are too childhood friends who drifted apart in high school. John has become one of the most popular guys in school and all the girls seem to be in love with him, including Jennifer, even though sh
Liliana Saquicela
I really hope that it was just me, but this book pretty much sucked! was sweet but I didnt really feel it like I usually do with these types do chic-romance-lit book. Like the beginning, kind of threw me off because it's starts with 'Romeo, & 'Juliet' and their kiss and who Jen (Juliet) is so overwhelmed with the kiss and blah blah blah. Havent they been practicing this for a while now? And now suddenly they feel jittery when they have to kiss?...Even if the director had told them to h ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jun 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love Jennifer Laurens' books. I know that whenever I open one up I can count on a well written story with some loveable characters, realistic story lines, great dialog, some swoon worthy scenes and just something that I know I will get completely immersed in and not want to put down and thankfully this book was no different and did not disappoint!

Two of my most favorite works of literature are Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and then William Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet so when I saw that
Jan 22, 2010 rated it liked it
John is the perfect boy. Jennifer is a nice pretty girl. They used to be best friends, but they grow up and stopped talking to each other; even when they are next-door neighbors they dont talk at all. Now they must, because theyre playing Romeo &Juliet in the school play, they rehearse together… and they have to kiss each other. Thats how everything starts. Jennifer realizes Johns still important to her, and maybe more than that, John now sees that Jenn is a beautiful girl. The connection th ...more
Jul 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jennifer-laurens
John and Jennifer have lived next door to each other since they were kids. When they were younger they played together quite often, now as teenagers they barely speak. But things change when they are to play Romeo and Juliet in their school's drama production. Can John and Jennifer take on the roles of star crossed lovers and feel nothing for one another in their own hearts? Will they be able to keep their relationship strictly professional, or will life imitate art?

This story unfolds as John an
Avon Bernabe
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really really want to give this book 5stars. Its plot is really the kind I want in a romance book as much as possible. If only it didn't end so abruptly. I wanted more details on some specific issues.
Like, the issue with John's Dad. He used to be proud of him but then, what happened? I was kind of confused there. Though there were a part towards which seems it's gonna be okay, I would have loved a talk between them in the to patch things up officially.
I wanted to learn more about Jenn's brothe
Kath S
Jan 02, 2011 rated it liked it

I enjoyed a little bit reading it. It has a lot funny chapters... and lightest, but it's not like the best book ever. I mean, the two principal characters (Jenn and John) are interesting, but I really don't like them.

Jenn is a great girl, she's blonde, she's beautiful, and an excellent actress. But she has a big problem: She's so jealous of John (because he’s popular, he’s charming, he has a lot of girls that want to date with him)

This it's not a couple that falling in love and have a normal rel
Joy (joyous reads)
Jul 21, 2011 rated it liked it
In everyone’s eyes, John could do no wrong.

In Jenn’s eyes, she sees a fraud.

The greatest, most tragic and most romantic play of all—Romeo & Juliet, will either force them to face what they feel toward one another, or sever their frail friendship once and for all.

They were the best of friends but now they couldn’t even stand each other—at least, that’s what everyone sees.

Falling for Romeo is a story about two stubborn, prideful people who will learn how to deal with growing up and the rea
Yin Chien 인첸
Dec 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Falling for Romeo is a story about a boy and a girl who are too proud to express their feelings for one another, which is quite similar to the situation of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice.

John is the most popular boy in school. He participates in a lot of activities, and in most of them he's the leader. He is Jennifer's next-door neighbour, and they were once best friends.

Jennifer is the most popular girl in school. You may think it is strange that she is not with John. Ac
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Nov 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Jenn and John are starring opposite each other in a high school production of Romeo and Juliet. They were best friends growing up, but as many child relationships do, they grew apart as they found their own identities and interests.

Unknown to each other, they both harbor regret and pride. They have feelings for each other, but each is reluctant to express themselves. They both fear rejection.

At the time they are in rehearsals and performing, they are studying "Pride and Prejudice" in English cla
Feb 09, 2010 rated it liked it
Jennifer and John have been neighbors and friends since childhood, but now that they’re in high school, things have changed. Tension has built between them, and their relationship is of the love-hate variety. Now they are playing Romeo and Juliet in the school play and things are getting stranger. They have to share a kiss on stage (Jenn’s first), and neither can tell what the other is thinking about the kissing. Rumors go around, jealousy and tensions flare, but maybe what they’re feeling is re ...more
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fiction
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Jennifer, aka JM Warwick aka Katherine Warwick was born and raised in Southern California and her hometown of Palos Verdes Estates flavors her books: A Season of Eden and An Open Vein. She doesn't limit herself to writing one genre, and was the first to author four romance novels centered around the popular sport of ballroom dancing.She has YA novels published under her YA romance name of Jennifer ...more
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