Hey everyone! How was your week? Mine’s been pretty busy blog wise. I began to feel serious blog envy looking at everyone else’s gorgeous blog designs, so I decided to seriously stalk Freepik, Pinterest, and blog design tips. This is the first post that is going to feature my new FEATURE IMAGES!!! AND NEW DIVIDERS!!!! AND NEW SIGNATURE!!! I feel like everything ties together better now and also watercolor is so gorgeous.
Anyway, Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by Megan @ Book Slayer Reads to feature books not part of a series that you’ve either read or want to read. It’s super fun and easy to join in.
How (Not) To Fall In Love by Lisa Brown Roberts
Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington never had to worry about money or where her next shopping spree was coming from. Even her dog ate gourmet. Then one day, Darcy’s car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite private school. As her father’s business hit the skids, Dad didn’t just skip town, he bailed on his family.
Fortunately, Darcy’s uncle owns a thrift shop where she can hide out from the world. There’s also Lucas, the wickedly hot fix-it guy she can’t stop crushing on, even if she’s not sure they’ll ever get out of the friend zone.
But it’s here among the colorful characters of her uncle’s world that Darcy begins to see something more in herself… if she has the courage to follow it.
This book is such a cute contemporary romance with a good family story too. If you like some wackier characters and a small town vibe, this book has that. It also has a redemption arc, which I am a total sucker for. Darcy is such a spoiled brat in the beginning, but really becomes such a good person by the end. And the romance is honestly so good. It feels so realistic and honest and they start off as friends first, which is always a nice way to begin a relationship.
Have you read this book or any other book by Lisa Brown Roberts? Which part of the synopsis is the most appealing to you?