Hi Everyone! It’s Becky. I recently listened to Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund. I was really looking forward to this book and, sadly, it only kind of lived up to my expectations.
Title: The Best Laid Plans
Author: Cameron Lund
Note: I listened to the audiobook.
Summary: Eighteen-year-old Keeley is sick and tired of being the only virgin in school. She doesn’t want to go to college completely inexperience but none of the boys at her high school have ever shown any interest in her. Keeley’s life is turned upside down when she meets a cool college student named Dean who is actually interested in her. Now, Keeley needs to find a way to hide her inexperience and she comes up with the perfect plan: get her best friend Andrew who is much more experienced than her to give her sex lessons. The only problem is that there may be more feelings between Keeley and Andrew than she realized.
Review: I’ve got to admit I was a little disappointed by this book. I liked the basic premise of this book which is one that we’ve seen before but it is usually entertaining. I thought I was going to get a book about a Keeley who enters into a deal with her best friend, Andrew, to teach her to be more experienced. Obviously, as the two spend time together Keeley was going to realize that she loved Andrew. Unfortunately, that is not the book that we get. Instead, we got a book about Keeley trying to impress a college boy, Dean, who was kind of a jerk and she alienates her best friend while trying to make Dean care about her. Keeley is supposed to be trapped between two possible love interests but (as I already mentioned) Dean was a jerk and Keeley never seemed really connected to Andrew. Don’t get me wrong, there was a hint of cuteness between Keeley and Andrew but it never fully felt developed. Also, for a book that was over 350 pages, it took way too long for Keeley to realize what was going on with Andrew. Plus, for a book that is all about embracing your sexuality, there was kind of a lot of slut-shaming, in particular, the character of Ava was very problematic for me. Yet, if you ignore the fact that the book doesn’t actually match its description it was a pleasant high school romance book.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5
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