Author: T.A. Foster
Summary: It’s London’s senior year and she only needs one class to graduate. She just didn’t expect her final assignment: fall in love.
Communication 224 has a reputation for giving out the most unique projects of the semester. When London James and Beau Anderson signed up for the class they had no idea they would be paired up together, much less spend an entire semester working on their final grade.
Professor Garcia tasks them to produce a study on the hit reality show, Love Match, a show about strangers falling in love on over the top dates. London and Beau decide to debunk the popular show’s fantasy portrayal of romance. Determined they can date the entire semester and not fall for each other, the classmates share blogs about their dates and start a website where everyone can follow their dating experiment.
Is staying out of love as easy as it seems? Headstrong and success-driven London discovers there might be more important things in life than an A.-Goodreads
My Thoughts: A litmus test for me is if while I’m reading a book I get the urge to scope out the ending/spoilers for the book. If I get this urge I know I am in for a fantastic read and that was definitely the case with this one!
It did not take long for the itch, a few subtle things were mentioned and it took a crazy amount of self control to not go grab the spoilers to calm the wave of ‘oh-craps’ and the doom ridden scenarios that were running rampant through my mind! I am glad I refrained though.
Reality TV and me are good friends, besties even, and if this class was offered near me I would sign up just for it! I loved trying to figure out which shows in the book matched up with the real shows. Love Match = Bachelor(ette), Lion’s Den = Dragon’s Den), The Island = Survivor, Roommates = Big Brother. It was such a fun concept for a book and I love how it forced London and Beau to recreate these over-the-top dating scenarios without it being cheesy. I mean it was cheesy in a purposeful cheese way. Reading how they tried to debunk this show and yet were developing feelings was really good!
London was also a refreshing character. She was not haunted by some horrible encounter years ago that has shaped her. She’s the girl most of us have run into and are friends with and I liked that. It was fun not being pulled down this rabbit hole of despair, though it is my favorite hole to go down.
This book was full of heart, playful dialogue and interactions and lovable characters!