Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blog Tour: Review: How to Unbreakup

 How to Unbreakup
by Rebekah L. Purdy
Release Date: 02/10/15
Swoon Romance
Summary from Goodreads:
First rule of breakups: There’s no going back.
For three years, seventeen-year-old Grace Evers has regretted breaking up with Sage Castle.

That day, she lost her boyfriend and best friend. And let's be honest, it's impossible to just be
friends with the one person who gets you, faults and all, and loved you anyway. It's impossible
not to think about how it felt to be held by him, or the way he looked right before he was about to
kiss you with the most perfectly yummy kiss goodnight.

And now that things are over between them, they've become strangers to one another. Sage
won’t even look at Grace, let alone talk to her!

Breakup life sucks and Grace is utterly miserable, doing whatever she can to ease the pain of
losing Sage. She's spent the better part of high school pretending to be something she’s not and
hanging out with people who probably wouldn't notice if she wasn't there. Crappy dates,
backstabbing friends, and Sage's cold shoulder have taken their toll. So when her parents propose going away to their house on Lake Michigan for the summer,
Grace is thrilled. No more massively bad dates with horrible kissers or lunch with frienemies.
Just three months of swimming,
hiking, and relaxing before senior year starts.

But when Grace learns Sage and his family will be joining them, she readies herself for a totally
awkward family vacation of disastrous proportions. How can it be anything but awful if Sage
won't even acknowledge she exists?

This is it, Grace's last chance to get Sage back and unbreakup.


My Thoughts:
I really really enjoyed How to Unbreakup. It was such a cute story and I'd recommend it a thousand times.

The idea was so intriguing to me--a girl regrets years of her life because she broke up with her best friend and now she wants him back. Yep, I'd read that. I also like the pre-breakup chapters. I love seeing how our characters acted before Sage ignored her.

All the characters are really cute and funny. I love Allison's idea to make the list, and I love _____'s plan to go along with it. Sage is such a sweetheart, even if he seems like a horrible person at first. Logan is also really cute. Especially after he knows everything.

I honestly could not stop smiling throughout this book. I kept wanting to read parts of it out loud. Instead I was just questioned for my sanity. The romance is adorable. I love books where the two characters are so obviously in love but neither will admit it or knows the other's feelings. That's this book.

I'm really happy with the execution of the idea. It's well-written and very thoroughly described. We get the whole picture and then some extra happiness thrown in. I just love the list. That took me by surprise but it just turned out perfectly.

The only thing I must complain about is the ending. Don't get me wrong; I loved it. But it wasn't described in as much detail as the rest of the book. It was very fast and then done. I wanted slower pacing so I could remain in my blissful state longer.

If you like cute romance books, go buy this one. If you don't like cute romance books--well, there are other elements in this book. Buy it anyways.

4 stars

About the Author
Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book
and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys
reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out
with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster
(lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her
childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate… 


Thank you so much YA Bound Book Tours for the review copy!

~Ashley

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