So Over You by Gwen Hayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Layney Logan, girl reporter.
That's all she's ever wanted to be. This year, her senior year, not only does she have to share the coveted Senior Editor position with her arch nemesis, Jimmy Foster, she also has to figure out how to keep the school paper alive. With the local paper closing and the school cutting Journalism from the budget, it's a long shot. Working side-by-side with Foster, the guy she likes to call Lucifer,makes it even worse.
The only thing Layney dislikes more than swimming in the high school dating pool is Jimmy Foster think he got the best of her, so she takes
his ridiculous newspaper assignment--to go on twelve blind dates--to prove his powers of darkness won't work on her. The trouble is, the more she learns about herself on her journey of bad blind dates, the more she wonders if maybe Foster has known her better than she knows herself all this time.
And maybe she should have trusted him with the secret she’s kept for four years—the secret that broke them up to begin with.
WHAT I THOUGHT:
it was GREAt, awesome, fun read.
Alas! IT WAS ALL THINGS I DIDN'T EXPECT..in a good way.
2 EX's. sharing Editor-in-chief role. a challenge. 12 dates.
You would've thought (just like what I first did) the story is the usual 2 ex's who hate each other to death fall back in love again. Well, the book surprised me in many ways I wouldn't have thought it would.
After all the happy moments, where the happy meter constantly binged up, constant banterings, funny and witty remarks, sarcastic lines,..I thought it would continue to be that. Then, surprisingly the story changed gear and has gone serious! I thought her problems/nightmares were just nothing, until the word "raped" appeared. I honestly thought she was joking, but she wasn't. When the story picked up the serious tone, it went all serious.I expected them to make up immediately after the two kisses. HOWEVEr, I like the book because of its being a realist. Of course, in real life you don't delve immediately to going back together as a couple. It Takes time to heal. Everything about Lainey's decisions in life became clear.
I just have to mention though, I hate parts of the book where I read it but then I would snap out of it because I really didn't understand a word they talked about. lol.
I actually love the ending. Time was taken leisurely, no pressure. REading the article (which the bulk of this book is all about) and attaching Lainey's reply to Jimmy was the cutest!
I was so relaxed in this read! REad it in less than four hours?
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