Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books (books not a part of a series) which you loved or would recommend.
I’ve been meaning to join this meme for a while and I’m just getting it started. Enjoy my first Standalone Sunday!
I’ll Be Yours by Jenny B. Jones
The day Andrew Levin arrives at Washington High, Harper O’Malley knows he’ll make the perfect starter boyfriend. The school’s newest band geek is totally in Harper’s league, yet completely out of this late-bloomer’s reach. Between fitting in wit
h a new family, scoring the first chair in band, and rescuing dogs for the local animal shelter, Harper’s never had the opportunity to hone her dating skills. But even though Harp
er’s love life is far from perfect, she’s got the perfect plan.
Harper knows she’s insane to agree to tutor Ridley Estes, a notorious heartbreaker and the star of her high school’s football team—but in exchange, he’s offered to school her in the game of love. Just when she sees promise with her crush, a football scandal rocks he
r family, her town, and Ridley’s entire future. Harper suddenly has everything to lose—her family, friends, and even her heart. When the dust of the scandal settles, nothing will be the same. Including the girl who asked the most popular jock to teach her about love.
I read this book a while ago but reread it pretty often. It has a quick pace, cute characters, and witty conversations. The cover, first of all, is pretty adorable, and I just love the relationship Harper has with her family. The characters are complex with interesting back stories, and the romance between Harper and Ridley was hot but genuine. I highly recommend this story if you love cute love stories and YA authors that also tackle serious issues 🙂