ARC Review and Giveaway: ADORKABLE by Cookie O'Gorman

Release Date: March 31st 2016 
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Summary from Goodreads:  
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?

Rating: 4.2 of 5 stars

This book! This book!! This. Book.

Gah. I don't even know where to start.

I knew there's a reason why I love YA contemporaries and this book is IT.

I don't think I've ever read a book sweeter and cuter than Adorkable. This book hit me right in the feels and I never wanted it to end. I was laughing, smiling and swooning right along with the characters. Becks and Sally frustrated me quite a few times but made me fall in love with them for the most part. They're two of the most adorable fictional characters I've met and I just LOVE them both!

Sally is sassy, sweet and a geek. She would fit right in with Sheldon Cooper and gang which made me like her even more. She loves Harry Potter, Star Trek and can speak German when mad. She's relatable and funny. It's so easy to see one's self in her shoes.  I would want to be her bestfriend!
And Becks. My gosh BECKS. I want me some Becks. I just wanted to grab him and hug him and just... Can I have him for a day Cookie? Pretty please?!? He's sweet, charming, fiercely loyal and an amazing friend. I don't think I need to say more. I mean he's BECKS. What's not to love? He just swept me off my feet from the first moment I saw him and I don't think my heart's letting go anytime soon.

Sal and Becks had crazy chemistry and I was just rooting for them from the start. Granted I wanted to hit them a lot of times because come on, HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE YOU'RE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER?!? I love the banter and the obvious affection that just comes naturally to them. My heart was melting. And that scene when they were arguing about the accident on the monkey bars? I. DIED. I didn't think my heart could survive any more cuteness.

Adorkable is such an amazing read! Read it in one sitting (yes it is that good) and I am craving for more. It was funny, super sweet, highly entertaining and true to its title truly adorkable. It reminded me a lot of another book I love, The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West. (If you have not read that book yet either I recommend that you do.) 
Not only were Sal and Becks amazing, the minor characters were pretty great too! Becks' family was the kind of family you'd want to be a part of. Hooker and Sal's mom were fiercely protective and caring. Ash pretty much surprised me (can I ask for his book next if there is one?). And there's no question that Sal's dad was a complete insert-an-insult-here-worse-than-jerk.

The only thing that bothered me was how much all of the people in Sal's life was so obsessed with her not being in a relationship. I mean I'm 20 and already turning 21 in just a few months and I've never had a boyfriend. I don't see anything wrong with that. And I don't think anyone should make me feel bad for that. We are all beautiful and loved. We don't need to be in a romantic relationship to prove that. 
That's the only thing that put a damper on my reading. But it was only in about the first few chapters of the book so I got over it eventually.

If you're looking for a light, refreshing, funny and swoony read with two lovable characters who are both so maddeningly adorable then Adorkable is a book you wouldn't want to miss! Highly recommended!



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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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Blog Tour and Giveaway: HOW TO GET YOUR HEART BROKEN by Rose Fall

by Rose Fall
Release Date: 21 March 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary


A self-proclaimed cynic, Eli is unsurprised by her boyfriend’s betrayal. Yet, its impact goes beyond what she realizes; a cruel bet, an array of secrets, and a thousand lessons not yet learned teach her how to trust again as an unlikely boy shows her a kind of love she never knew existed.

After Eli finds her boyfriend cheating on her, she seeks an escape. She heads to the beach to spend the summer before college with her two best friends. When Eli is unable to move past the betrayal, the girls devise a distraction; a bet about their handsome neighbor. Yet their thoughtless competition goes too far and their friendships are tested as they began to wonder how much they really know about each other and themselves. In the chaos, they manage to learn the truth about love, self-acceptance, and the journey back from rock bottom. 



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Rose Fall was born in New York City to Senegalese immigrant parents. She is currently studying Communication and Global Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. 
Her debut novel "How to Get Your Heart Broken" is set to be released Spring 2016. You can find her at her blog on

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