Hello, book lovers! 💕
The following if from Goodreads:
One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?
Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.
Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all …
Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.”
I picked this up mainly because I wanted another audiobook to listen to, and I really wanted a light, fluffy contemporary that I could pretty much fly through. And that’s exactly what I got. It was perfect for the springtime with all the flowers that were mentioned since the main character worked at a florist shop.
It was definitely a cute, fun, and quick read, and it was exactly what I was looking for in the moment. I liked the aspect of the nine chances to fall in love and that the two main characters kept avoiding the fact that they had feelings for each other at each event that they were at. And with each event, I could tell it was a matter of time before they got together.
But it didn’t have me swooning at the romance or anything. In some ways, it felt kind of generic and overdone with the “boy-meets-girl” scenario, though it was kind of unique with the fact that the love interest was the son of a renowned, but retired, chef from The Food Network. I liked the references to pop culture, like how Sophie binge-watched the show on Netflix.
The romance kind of felt juvenile, but that’s probably because I’m not 17 anymore, and it’s geared toward a younger audience.
But it was still a lot of fun. It kept me entertained, which is always good in my book. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a cute and lighthearted YA contemporary that’s fun and pretty fast paced. If you enjoy Kasie West’s previous books, I’d say give this one a try.
So there you have it. Have you read this book? I’d love to discuss it in the comments below!