Hi All! It’s Becky, again. I enjoyed The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo so I had to listen to her book I Believe In A Thing Called Love when I found it on Overdrive. This book was cute but didn’t quite live up to my expectations.
Summary: Desi Lee has a dream. She is going to go to Standford and become a doctor. She is the top student in her class, a star on her soccer team, and class president. The only thing Desi can’t do is flirt. She epically fails at flirting or even talking to a cute boy. When Luca a mysterious new boy transfers to her high school Desi is immediately drawn to him but she knows she will never get him on her own so she creates a plan. Desi turns to the place that she can learn about relationships…K-Dramas. Desi is going to create a plan using the lessons from Korean dramas to win Luca over and have an epic romance.
Review: This is one of those books that I wanted to love but I just didn’t get there. This book started on a very high note. Desi was a wonderful main character who was smart and driven which I thought was just neat. Also, this book had some seriously funny moments. I laughed out loud at Desi’s flirting fails. Plus, I love a book that has a positive child-parent relationship, and Desi and her father had a great caring and realistic relationship. I also loved Desi’s journey into the land of K-Dramas which was an adorably fun premise. I loved her lists and her obsessive need to succeed at her mission no matter what. I loved that! I did have a slight problem with all the lying. The first third of the book all I could think about was how much I was enjoying the story then all I could think about was how much Desi was lying to Luca. There were times that she put him or herself into real danger which I found myself growing more uncomfortable with as the book progressed. I loved the rom-com of this book but I just never really got past some of Desi’s negative behavior. This book is funny and has cute moments but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations.
Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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