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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Book Review: My Ridiculous Romantic, Obsessions by Becca Wilhite


Reading level:
Young Adult
176 pages
Shadow Mountain (March 3, 2010)

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.

In My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions, Sarah Howard is a girl who wants to have the type of love straight out of a romance novel, but worries such a thing doesn’t exist anymore. And you can't really blame her. Sarah was very badly burned by a guy she thought really liked her. Could her playing hard to get keep her from missing out on Ben, the sweet guy who might be perfect for her?

Sarah was a truly adorable, kooky character who had me laughing many times over. I did, however want to shake her profusely quite a few times. It was so obvious that Ben really adored her, I had a hard time believing she'd be that clueless. But I really enjoyed her personality quirks nonetheless, especially the two sided conversations she had in her head (in British I might add). I loved how she nicknamed Ben "The Adonis" and got so nervous around him too. I think most girls will relate to Sarah. I'm sure we've all been in her shoes at some point and made some silly blunders of our own!

Overall, My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions was a fast, enjoyable read- all you need to do is curl up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, sit back and enjoy the ride!

Purchase My Ridiculous Romantic, Obsessions HERE

Becca Wilhite graduated from Brigham Young University and then lived, among other places, In Indianapolis and Oklahoma City. Now she lives in a little valley in the Rockies where she can see mountains out of ever window. Every day she discovers miracles of every shade where her husband and four kids. Her debut novel, Bright Blue Miracle, released in February 2009.
Official Website of Becca Wilhite


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

This sounds sooooooo cute! I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the simple sweet review :)


Sounds like a cute read, great review Kim!

Becky said...

Fab review! I am so excited for this book. It sounds just adorable and so romantic. I wonder if it has a UK release date. I know I could get it from Book Depository but I do prefer UK editions.

Cherie J said...

Great review! Sounds like a book I need to read.

Lea said...

Awesome review! Ha, I definitely wanted to shake some sense into Sarah too ;)

The Library Lurker said...

looks like my type of book! Great review! By the way, you won an award on my blog!:


Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Thanks for the review! I love the sound of this one!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Well this one looks fun. First time I have seen it.

Aleksandra said...

Great review! Also, I have an award for you: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Jennie Smith said...

Great review! Can't wait to read this one!! Sounds great!!