In Real Life by Jessica Love Book Review

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Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.

There’s just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

Hannah’s surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real Nick can’t be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.

Thank you so much Netgalley and St. Martin Press for sending me this ARC

I was first drawn by this gorgeous book when I first saw this on Netgalley. The cover is simple and conveys the meaning of the story. I thought it was like Eleanor and Park or Paper Towns type of book but it’s not. I have never read any book of Jessica Love nor heard her before. In Real Life was the first book I’ve read written by Jessica Love. This is a quick, fun, light-hearted and cutsie contemporary read. This would be a perfect read if you want to take a break from fantasy or heart wrenching contemporary.

The story tells us about an online romance and the perks of meeting them in real life. Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been online friends for 4 years but when they meet, it isn’t what Hannah thought it was. The real Nick is so much different from the Nick he met online. There were a few secrets she didn’t expected. This story will capture your hearts and inspire you as a reader.

I love Hannah’s character at the beginning of the books. She’s afraid to meet the real Nick because it might ruin their 4 years of friendship. I got annoyed with her indecisiveness and drama. I got frustrated whenever she can’t express or say her feelings towards Nick.

There were some parts that I didn’t like about this book because I find them boring and aren’t important. The ending was predictable. There’s too much drama and problems that could have been easily solved by communication. Nevertheless I still find this book interesting and cute. I’m looking forward to read more books of Jessica Love. I recommend this for those who want to read some light-hearted contemporary.

This will be published on March 1,2016

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