Review: 3.5 stars to The Trouble With Flirting by Rachel Morgan #Contemporary #YA

Posted 20 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, New Adult, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments

Labelled a nerd for most of high school, Livi sees her first year of university as a chance to redefine herself.

She can finally enter the popular crowd and maybe even land herself a super hot boyfriend.

But Livi’s about to discover that the price of popularity may be more than she’s willing to pay, and that what—and who—she wants most has always been right in front of her.




Okay so it’s probably somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars but putting that in the title is weird.

I was given a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review, and honest is what you’ll get.

I didn’t NOT like this. That’s something, at least. I didn’t love it, either. I wanted to. But there were far too many cheesy cliche’s (man, i hate that word!) and just some of the stuff that Livi thought and did were annoying. So that’s why the score isn’t higher.

What I DID like?

There were funny moments that just made me LOL like when Livi tries to be all sexy and cool but then it all turns out wrong. She tried far too hard, and I think she realises that by the end. Her attempts at being popular are pathetic, though, and just made me roll my eyes. And when she went into Uni with her slippers on….OMG.

I liked the bond between her and her best friend Adam. Also, Sarah. The emails between them were sweet and natural. I wanted to slap Livi whenever she messed up with Adam. It was clear how he felt. It was also clear she was an idiot. lol I wish we had seen or heard more of Sarah, but I haven’t read the first in this series. Realising I could this on its own was why I did, but now I’m wondering if Sarah was in the first book or maybe she’s in the 3rd? I don’t know.

The problems with her parents and the incident Livi gets told…well that can happen in any family, and I thought it was portrayed fairly well.

I realise that the over all story is about a girl finding out she doesn’t need to be someone else to get the guy, but it also just makes me incredibly sad that there are girls out there who care so much about image that it destroys who they really are. They take for granted the things that matter.

Okay rant over. The over all feel of this book was good and I found myself getting into it and awwing quite a lot, even if it was mind-blowingly cheesy, which I guess was the point. I also thought it was going to be predictable, but every time I thought I knew what would happen next, I was surprised.

Allegra turned out to be somewhat of a dark horse. I thought she had been lost for good but it was nice how things turned around. There were a couple of fairly real-life serious issues covered in the story and it really brought to light what can happen if you’re not careful. Pick your friends carefully, that’s all I can say. And then you have Carl…

The ending came at me with no warning and I found myself going “that’s it? noo!” but hey that’s a good thing, right?

As contemporary’s go, this was a pleasant surprise.



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