Sunday, 14 June 2020

Blog Tour + Review: The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

The Falling in Love Montage
by Ciara Smyth
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQIA
My rating: 4 hearts
Publication date: June 9, 2020
Publisher: HarperTeen


Saoirse doesn’t believe in love at first sight or happy endings. If they were real, her mother would still be able to remember her name and not in a care home with early onset dementia. A condition that Saoirse may one day turn out to have inherited. So she’s not looking for a relationship. She doesn’t see the point in igniting any romantic sparks if she’s bound to burn out.

But after a chance encounter at an end-of-term house party, Saoirse is about to break her own rules. For a girl with one blue freckle, an irresistible sense of mischief, and a passion for rom-coms.

Unbothered by Saoirse’s no-relationships rulebook, Ruby proposes a loophole: They don’t need true love to have one summer of fun, complete with every cliché, rom-com montage-worthy date they can dream up—and a binding agreement to end their romance come fall. It would be the perfect plan, if they weren’t forgetting one thing about the Falling in Love Montage: when it’s over, the characters actually fall in love… for real.

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This was such a fun read! It's sweet and cute and light and cliché (but in a fun way). It was even better than I expected. 

I liked the characters. Okay, I had a little trouble warming up to Saoirse at first, but it didn't take long for me to start liking her. And I really liked Ruby from the start. And the romance was really sweet. The premise of them doing all these classic movie dates (the Falling in Love Montage) was really fun. It's all very cliché, since it uses all the romcom clichés, but it was fun. 

The plot was well-paced, and I loved the settings. Since I'm European, I love to find books set in Europe, instead of America, so I was super excited when I found out it was set in Ireland. And the writing really made the characters and the settings come alive.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something fun and light to read. It was a fairly quick read, and it just made me happy to read it. This will be perfect for fans of romantic comedies and YA contemporaries. 

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