Hi Everyone! I have loved Jen Klein’s YA books for their sense of humor and fabulous romances ever since I read Shuffle, Repeat way back in 2016. I was thrilled when I found her new book on NetGalley and I was not disappointed.
Title: Hearts Made For Breaking
Author: Jen Klein
Note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Summary: Lark’s view of relationships is different from other 17-year-olds. Lark finds a boy, decides she likes him, dates/fools around with him until she’s sick of himthen she gets the boy to break up with her. Lark is happy with her how she handles her love life. She get the fun part without the messy break up part. However, Lark’s life is about to change. Her two best friends have dared her to find a boy, date him until they are in a real relationship and then let it end in a messy break-up. Lark immediately sets her sights on Ardy, a new boy who has been labeled as “Undateable”. The two begin to connect and everything gets complicated when Lark’s feelings become real and she’s doesn’t think she wants any kind of breakup.
Review: Sometimes I just want to read a fun book and Hearts Made For Breaking was just fun. Lark is a perfect YA romcom main character. She is searching for a real relationship but her journey is muddled with family issues and tons of emotional baggage. She is accompanied on her emotional journey with cast of quirky and likable characters. Lark and her friends are sarcastically hysterical with their views about life and love that is all filled with snark and sass. However, like most romance books, the best part of the story is the love interest. Ardy, the boy everyone declared weird, turned out to be sweet and romantic and just about perfect. Klein used her signature humor to craft a story that was fun and sweet and a perfect beach read for this summer.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5