Published by Shadow Mountain on February 10, 2010
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Owned, Physical TBR, Read in 2015
Sarah Howard's first year at the university is everything and nothing she expected especially when a very cute boy named Ben in her Art History class starts to show interest in her.
Sarah feels like she's an average, normal, everyday girl. So, when Ben (to whom she secretly refers as Adonis because she thinks he could be a Greek god) begins to take interest in her, Sarah is in denial. For one thing, last year she was deeply crushed and humiliated by Jesse James a guy who she thought liked her.
She's determined not to get burned again. But in her heart of hearts, what she really wants is a Jane Austen kind of romance. Ridiculous, right? That kind of romance doesn t exist anymore . . . or does it? Sarah is smart and fun to be around and even pretty, despite her Medusa-like red curls. She even plays the guitar. (So does Ben!) Yes, Sarah is everything Ben has wanted. He's crazy for her, but Sarah is just not getting it. She's playing hard to get, and if she s not careful, she s going to lose a real hot gentleman -- her 21st-century Mr. Darcy.
I have more books than I can possibly read, but there’s so many I want to read all at once. Story of our lives, right? I made a TBR Jar to help me decide which book to read next.
Thoughts on My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions
This book was on my physcial tbr pile for a very long time. Sincerely, from back when I used to order books through Paperback Swap because I didn’t have a humongous tbr pile. The cute cover and the promise of chick lit goodness definitely appealed to me.
The cover promises that “this is not you typical romance novel”. That is so not true, because it follows most current romantic tropes: Sarah feels unworthy of the handsome, swoon worthy Ben. She has the self esteem of a turnip. But honestly, even I thought that Ben could do better (her judging his trouble with reading really struck a nerve with me). At times I really related to Sarah, but there were other times that she legit pissed me off. In the end, Sarah grows up a bit, even f her parents seem to grow down.
Will it earn a place on my permanent bookshelves? No, I will not be re-reading this one or sharing it with friends. I’m glad I read it, it was a quick read, but I have a feeling that it’s not going to be a story that will linger with me.