Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Breakup Support Group - Cheyanne Young

Date of Reading: 18/05/2018
Author: Cheyanne Young
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Year: 2016
My Rating: 4.5/5

(This review copy is offered to me by Lola's Blog Tours but the opinions expressed are entirely my own)



About the book (Goodreads):

After four years of first love bliss, Isla Rush just got dumped. 

Any hope she has of winning her ex-boyfriend back is shattered when the town rezones her neighbourhood, forcing her to spend senior year at a wealthy high school in the next town over. 

With a broken heart consuming her soul, Isla can’t focus on anything, except maybe Emory Underwood—a ridiculously hot guy who dates a new girl almost every day. She can’t help but crush on him, even though it’s wrong. 

When memories of her ex make her cry in the second period, the school counsellor sends Isla to a club that meets during lunch. The Break-Up Support Group is a collection of broken-hearted misfits who are all helping each other heal. 

Just when Isla’s heart is finally on the mend, Emory shows up, forced to atone for all the broken hearts he’s caused over the years. While hiding her massive crush, she helps him understand the seriousness of breaking a heart. 

In turn, Emory offers to help Isla get back on the dating scene by agreeing to be her fake date for the homecoming dance. Isla gladly accepts the ruse, because if anyone can make her into a desirable girlfriend, Emory can! There's just one small problem.

Isla's little crush on Emory might be exactly full blown. And a homecoming fake date with him could push her over the edge to possibly uttering the "L Word!"

Isla can't afford another heartbreak so soon after the last one. She will have to resist his charms, refuse to look into those dreamy eyes, and above all else, not make the mistake of letting him kiss her. 

My Review: 

        As it has been my habit recently, I opened my Goodreads app after finishing this novel. Do you know how many ratings I found? 217. If I were the author, I would surely have joined a support group to mend my broken heart. Seriously, an awesome book as this one deserves a bit more recognition. I can only hope that not all readers have the habit of rating the books they read and this review can put some interest back on this high school romance.
       Coming from Swoon Romance, without a doubt, this story will make you swoon. I made the mistake of taking it on a work night, expecting it to be another OK read and I could hardly bring myself to close the kindle 😉. With Isla, we are also transported to her new school and even though she is quite crestfallen, anticipation and excitement will tingle every fibre of our being. Lectures, gym exercises and homecoming dances ... it's good to be young.
         I was not that fond of Isla in the beginning -- she is caring for sure, but it borders on being possessive. Her world revolves around the hunky boyfriend and I was only too glad to get the breaking up point. From the cover blurb, I got the impression that Emory is a pure playboy, but he is not. He possesses a wisdom beyond his ages and I like it how they begin as friends first. 
      But the best part is that this book is not only about romance. It's also about all things high school and of course, the breakup support group. This was such a novel idea for me and I wish every school had one. It is a unique group of exceptional characters and I hope the author has some stories in mind for others too.
       Overall an amazing read you will definitely enjoy these summer days.

Meet the author:

Cheyanne Young is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, and collecting nail polish. After nearly a decade of working in engineering, Cheyanne now writes books for young adults. She doesn’t miss a cubicle one bit. Cheyanne lives near the beach with her daughter and husband, one spoiled rotten puppy, and a cat that is most likely plotting to take over the world.

13 comments:

  1. Lovely review. Sounds like a cute YA book.

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  2. Fab review. Hopefully the ratings list will grow for her.

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  3. Awesome review! I saw this book and was a little leary given its about high school teens, but now I want to add it to my TBR.

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  4. This sounds cute! Great review!

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  5. This sounds like an adorable book. Great review! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.

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  6. Great review! This sounds so cute!

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  7. Ah what a great review, thanks for sharing.

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  8. This sounds so cute and romantic. Great review!

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  9. Cute read! I'm glad to hear you liked this one, and that's good Emory and Isla start as friends.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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