So Over You by Gwen Hayes

The Blurb…

Layney Logan, girl reporter.

That’s all she’s ever wanted to be. This year, her senior year, not only does she have to share the coveted Senior Editor position with her arch nemesis, Jimmy Foster, she also has to figure out how to keep the school paper alive. With the local paper closing and the school cutting Journalism from the budget, it’s a long shot. Working side-by-side with Foster, the guy she likes to call Lucifer, makes it even worse.

The only thing Layney dislikes more than swimming in the high school dating pool is Jimmy Foster thinking he got the best of her, so she takes his ridiculous newspaper assignment–to go on twelve blind dates–to prove his powers of darkness won’t work on her. The trouble is, the more she learns about herself on her journey of bad blind dates, the more she wonders if maybe Foster has known her better than she knows herself all this time.

And maybe she should have trusted him with the secret she’s kept for four years—the secret that broke them up to begin with.

My Thoughts…

So I kind of have a guilty pleasure, now and then I like to read cute, light, pg-13 books, I don’t care if they’re too corny or silly, I like them and I can’t help it… So now that that’s said, last month amazon recommend me this book (amazon’s evil!!!! whispering me to buy stuff… I’ve no self-control…) and ob, boy! how surprised I was!!! Don’t be fooled by the cover, this book was good.

The story begins just cute and fun: Layney Logan is a little sharp around the edges, has a dry humor and isn’t girly girly, she doesn’t date, so she’s challenged by her archenemy, Jimmy Foster, to write a story for the school paper about going out with 12 guys from different school teams.

And Foster is really her archenemy, the dynamic among them is great and gives her the opportunity to make funny comments about it:

A slow smile slithered across his face and he winked at me He was plotting something horrid. There was no other explanation for his apparent happiness. Every time that boy smiled, somewhere a puppy died.

At first everything is about how she tackles this endeavor. Later on we found out that at middle school Foster and Logan were an item, a really big item, so it makes you wonder what happened. I thought for a moment that maybe Foster was a jerk and tried to pressure her to move forward and have sex or something like that but it wasn’t like that, I was so wrong….. And little by little you realize they still have feelings for each other:

We kissed with the same parry and thrust that we did everything. An answer to a taunt. Vying for what seemed to be the same thing, the clash of wills and lips.

but still something felt wrong/off and finally almost at the end of the story a big reveal is made and it’s a total shock, at least for me, I didn’t saw it coming…. my heart broke for both of them…

I was incredulous, from early on I was suspicious because something didn’t add up, but I didn’t expected that dark turn and suddenly everything clicked.

At the end everything worked out for the best but maybe I would have added one last chapter or an epilogue.

So Over You

Rating: 4 stars


reviewed by irais v2


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