Hi Everyone! It’s Becky here. I recently found the audiobook for Cookie O’Gorman’s book “Adorkable”. The book totally lived up to its name. Here are my thoughts.
Author: Cookie O’Gorman
Note: I listened to the audiobook
Summary: Sally Spitz’s mother and friend have teamed up against her. They have combined forces to find Sally the perfect suitor but no one (male or female) they have found is close to who Sally actually wants. Sally wants to stop their meddling and is willing to do whatever it takes. Sally will recruit her best friend, soccer super star and all around most wanted boy at her school, Becks to be her fake boyfriend. The only problem is what happens when Sally isn’t faking her feelings for Becks?
Review: There is always a little bit of a gamble when an author decides to write a fake boyfriend to real boyfriend love stories. Sometimes these books are awesome (To All the Boys I Love by Jenny Han) and sometimes they are disappointing (read my review of an example here). Cookie O’Gorman managed to definitely pull off the tricky will-they-won’t-they of friends to lovers. Adorkable completely lives up to it’s name with Sally and Becks’s flirty friendship being wonderfully and adorably sweet. The book never tries to force their relationship and even their physical interactions are tinged with a simple sweetness which I appreciated. O’Goran also avoid the “he’s really not worthy trap” that you see in a lot of these books. It’s hard to root for a love story when the guy just doesn’t deserve the girl but that was not the case in “Adorkable”. Becks had the swoon wonderfulness of a teen heartthrob leading man. He was smart and sweet and wonderful and totally loved and deserved our heroine. However, the book is a light in substance department with the whole story taking place very much on the surface but that was just fine with me. Adorkable is a fluffy sweet fun love story perfect for anyone looking for a quick romance that doesn’t require a lot of thinking.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5