It's summertime which means it's contemporary time! I love a quick, fun rom-com especially during this time of year, so I'm very happy to be a part of the blog tour for She's Faking It by Kristin Rockaway. Big thanks to Graydon House for having me!
|Pub Date: 6-30-20|
Adult - Contemporary
Bree Bozeman's life didn't turn out the way she had hoped it would. She dropped out of college and became a food delivery girl, then her car broke down leaving her with no transportation, no job, and not a whole lot of prospects. When her sister gives her a self-help book, she vows to put the effort in to try and turn her life around. Bree decides to start an Instagram account as a way of planning out the dream life she's aspiring to have, but when one of her posts gets a huge boost from none other than the author of that same self-help book, Bree's suddenly thrust into the life of a nano-influencer.
Soon, everything starts falling into place. Brands want to collaborate with her, she's receiving free things in the mail (even if they are a little shady or ugly), and Bree finally starts believing she's going somewhere and making something out of her life. The best part about all this new found confidence? Her romance with the hot pro-surfer next door. But things start to go downhill fast, and Bree realizes this may not be the life she was imagining.
This is a weird one for me. I liked it, but at the same time didn't. I didn't fully love Bree as a character, I found a lot about her personality to be very frustrating, but her intentions were always good. I enjoyed her relationship with her sister and friend, Mari. I don't think the relationship between her and Trey worked for me, I just didn't feel any real chemistry between them. Obviously, everything with Instagram and valuing your life and success over how many likes or followers you have was spot on for this day and age, but it was refreshing to see Bree sort of realize that there's more to life than what strangers on the internet think of you. So, while I didn't fully love this, I'd still recommend if you're looking for a quick contemporary.
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