June 16, 2014

How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with you by T.M. Franklin

I read the summary of this book when I saw the author post it in my timeline
and I KNEW I had to read this
I know it is a slight departure from my usual adult romances
it is after all a YA romance about high school kids that are my kids age
but this is so cute and so worth it !
Seventeen-year-old Oliver Wendell Holmes (Yes, his parents are just that peculiar, but his brother's name is Sherlock, so it could have been worse) knows that he's different. He's quirky, awkward, and he's okay with that. Oliver also likes making lists-meticulous procedures for achieving his goals, step-by-step. Whether it's "How to Get an A in Chemistry" or "How to Get Accepted to MIT," he has a process, and it's worked for him so far. He doesn't even care that the popular kids mock him. Oliver's got his eye on the prize. 
So when he decides it's time to declare his feelings for Ainsley Bishop, the girl of his dreams, it's only natural for him to make a list-a point-by-point strategy to win her heart. He knows it will take a grand gesture for her to see all he has to offer, and her approaching birthday provides the ideal opportunity for Oliver to put his plan into action. 
 Finding the perfect gift is a challenge Oliver meets with his usual dogged determination. He'll need to watch her carefully for clues to pinpoint exactly what he should give her. And along the way, he might just learn that what Ainsley really needs is not quite what he expected.
Oliver is adorable . I will not call him a book boyfriend because I am far too old for him but what a sweetheart ! This fabulous young man was so real he reminded me of my sons. All of his frustrations and successes are so very real. I just wanted to make it all better for him and cheer him on as things went his way and then hold him when they did not.

This book is full of fun and real teenage things without being overly emo sad or massively dramatic 
T.M. took normal everyday occurrences and turned them into something fabulous . I enjoyed this book so much even the side characters had "life" not just two dimensional things to be there but personality. 

Oliver is you average ordinary exceptionally intelligent hard working kid , he has to be to want to go to MIT. Ainsley is the pretty girl he has a crush on. I love that she is likable and not some device or stereotype. 

There is so much in this book I would love to talk about but I would spoil too much lets just say 
I laughed 
I cried
I sighed 
then I laughed some more 
I want a hard copy of this book because I want to hug it 
I have already told people in real life to read this one 
and yes I would read this one again so you know what that means


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