Series: Anna and the French Kiss #2
Published by Dutton Juvenile on September 29, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance, YA
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.
When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
What I Thought…
This was one of those books. You know, the ones that cause you to chose reading over responsibilities. I had a plan Saturday morning and that plan did not include this book, but I got up too early and didn’t feel like getting out of bed, and this book was in reach… next thing you know it’s 9:30 and I haven’t gotten anything done.
I really liked Max, her boyfriend in the beginning. Obviously since book wasn’t about Max it was necessary for him to get all jerkish but I liked him anyway. Lola’s two dad’s were pretty cool, alternating freaking out about different things that Lola does. I even liked Norah, her “real” mom.
Overall I really enjoyed all the characters and Lola’s journey of finding true love. I’m very much looking forward to reading Anna and the French Kiss. (I know that I’m doing this backwards, but they’re companion novels, so it’s ok.)