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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Blog Tour: Adorkable by Cookie O'Gorman

Welcome to my stop on the Adorkable Blog Tour
hosted by YA Bound Book Tours

by Cookie O'Gorman
Release Date: March 31st, 2016

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she's done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There's only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally's best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He'd do anything for Sal--even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she's "more than pretty," and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally's been in love with Becks all her life--and he's completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

Cindy's Review: 
Adorkable was a breezy, light read following Sally Spitz and her quest to stay away from her matchmaking best friend, Hooker (what a name!). Using her childhood playmate as a shield, Becks become her fake boyfriend and the romance begins. 

The plotline of this story is similar to many I've read before. The girl falling in love with her best friend. Often times, they fake date, but then they realize they love each other. The difference in Adorkable, though, is that Sally already knew she was in love with Becks before the fake dating. And that makes things even better. I would never get tired of this storyline (unless I just read these bubbly chick lits over and over again).

There was a lot of allusions in this book with Harry Potter and Star Wars and other things I'm not really sure of. Is "Sal.... my gal" something I should know? It was fun to read. Their relationship as totally adorkable. 

Those PDA lessons in his room. Love. And of course, the families totally support them. :) 

However, there is a pattern that I am getting tired of in literature. The popular guy is in love with a geeky, studious girl, who happens to be his best friend. Honestly, that just does not happen a lot in reality. Those popular boys always stay with the girls in their league/friend group. Though I feel like eye-rolling every time I read something like this, I do feel really giddy when the popular boy acknowledges the main character. Just because. The guy is always perfect. 

If you are looking for a short, fun weekend read, try Adorkable. Ride along with Sally's dorkiness and watch Becks and Sally's romance play out. :) 

The Rating: (1-10): 7~

Author Bio: 
Cookie O'Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her debut novel ADORKABLE will be released in 2016.

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