Hi All! It’s Becky, again. I am a sucker for dark realistic fiction and well developed fantasy novels but every-so-often I just want a good YA romance. I thought Eyes On Me by Rachel Harris may just fit the bill and it almost lived up to my expectations. Here are my thoughts:
Title: Eyes On Me
Author: Rachel Harris
Note: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summary: Lily Bailey is a proud nerd. She loves books and spends more time studying than she does at high school football games. Lily’s life begins to change when after a stress induced trip to the hospital, her dad forces her to take ballroom dancing lessons. At her first lesson Lily encounters Stone Torres, the high school’s star quarterback and son of the dance studio’s owner. Lily’s dad knows she doesn’t want to spend her free time learning to salsa so he offers Stone a large payment if he will become Lily’s permanent dance partner and encourage her to keep taking classes. Stone knows that his family’s business is in jeopardy and reluctantly accepts Mr. Bailey’s money in hopes that he may be able to help keep the studio open. However, as Stone and Lily spend more time together the two form a connection that neither want to lose.
What’s Good: I love a book with a smart main character and Lily was a fabulously brainy girl. Also, s a person that reads a lot of YA, I appreciate when an author has an original angle. Harris’s dance studio romance had a very cute and originally feeling premise.
What’s Not So Good: It took me a really long time to warm up to Stone and Lily. They just didn’t really connect for me until about a third of the way through the book. I was may more interested in the possible romance between Stone’s sister and his best friend.
Bottom Line: This is a cute book about opposite attract that fans of YA romance will enjoy.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5