The Romantics by Leah Konen
Submitted and Reviewed by Clover Brooks
Amazon Rating: 4.3/5
Content Warning: Swearing
Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right—but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all her own rules—and in order to set Gael’s fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care
This was such a cute book! I loved how it was told from Love’s point of view, which made all the situations even more hilarious to read. Love’s commentary is priceless to the story! Leah Konen really nailed the narrator’s character on the head. Funny story, actually, this book really connected with me on a personal level. My best friend stole my boyfriend, so I knew exactly what it was like for Gael to lose his girlfriend to his friend, Mason. I could see myself in him, which was something I really appreciated as a reader. One thing that bugged me was the swearing. It could have been taken out and it still would have been a cute story. Other than that, it’s a great read for those of you who love a good rom-com!
One thing that bugged me was the swearing. It could have been taken out and it still would have been a cute story, but other than that, it’s a great read for those of you who love a good rom-com! I highly recommend it!