Sunday, July 24, 2011

Review - Falling For Romeo by Jennifer Laurens

Title and Author:  Falling for Romeo by Jennifer Laurens
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st, 2007
Paperback/Hardcover: 216
Genre: Young Adult

John can have any girl he wants. Jennifer's never been kissed.
Everybody thinks he's perfect. She's got issues with pride and jealousy.
They were best friends-once. Now, they're playing Romeo and Juliet. Virgin lips Jennifer must have her first kiss on stage with John, the guy every girl in school wants. The pressure and tension build along with each staged kiss. Both are shocked when feelings bloom. Can either tell which kisses are real and which are for show?

Falling for Romeo is one of those books able to put a smile on your face. It is a very cute book with an equally delightful plot.
Jennifer and John are too childhood friends who drifted apart in high school. John has become one of the most popular guys in school and all the girls seem to be in love with him, including Jennifer, even though she would never admit that.
Then both John and Jennifer are cast as Romeo and Juliet in the school’s play and sparks fly between them.
This story left me with a smile on my face. Both Jennifer and John are great characters. They are sweet and caring and it is obvious they like each other but are, in the beginning, too stubborn to accept that and make a move. They dance around each other for a little while and their bickering is priceless.
I liked the fact that even though John was quite popular he wasn’t a jerk. He didn’t exactly like all the attention he got, which only made him more interesting.
I think John and Jennifer were a perfect match for each other. When they were kids their friendship was real and little by little they find a way of connecting again all while pretending they are Romeo and Juliet.
I love the fact Jennifer Laurens wrote the book in a way you can relate with both characters and their feelings. They seem real and I couldn’t help but to want them to be together.
All in all, I think this is a very well-written book, that’s realistic and that’s able to make you smile. This is a very cute, entertaining and interesting read. You should definitely give this book a try.

Rating: Worth Your Time


  1. I think the premise is not an original one, but the way the author wrote it, make this one worth to read I guess. Nice review :)

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  2. I think I might try reading this. :)