Author: Liz Tipping
Published by Carina UK on June 6, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: Carina UK, NetGalley
Book Rating: 9/10
An athlete, a princess, a brain, a criminal, a basket case…
Cara Dunham is definitely one of them. But stuck in her small hometown, with no prospects of escape, she’s struggling to find her thing. Her life is more book club than Breakfast Club and there is no Judd Nelson in sight!
So when Cara is invited to a school reunion she knows this is her chance to channel her inner Molly Ringwald and grab her John Hughes moment, once and for all. Because her teenage love, Daniel Rose will be there, the coolest boy at school and the one that got away.
But transforming into an 80’s icon isn’t easy and Cara enlists the help of her oldest friend, Stubbs, to teach her all she needs to know about being cool and quirky – a la Ringwald.
Except Stubbs thinks she’s perfect, just as she is and takes it upon himself to show Cara that her life might not be ‘movie perfect’, but there is always another take to get things right. And maybe the hero she’s dreamed of has been under her nose the whole time…
Funny, touching, quirky, and romantic!
This is a classic friends-to-more romance that pays homage to all those 80s movies we love and can’t get enough of.
The writing is well done. The characters are lovable, cute, and genuine. And the plot flows nicely, has just the right amount of drama, with a side of movie trivia, that will keep you engaged until the last page.
I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.
And between you-and-I, I always secretly hoped that one day I would be sitting on a dining room table, and Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) would give me a birthday cake and ask me to make a wish!
This book is due to be released on June 6, 2016.
Thank you to NetGalley, especially Carina UK, for providing me with a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.