Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Reviews - Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Reviews, and I am very excited about this one! I read this book a few weeks back, but it was just so good.

That book is Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn and frankly that is a super long title for a book. It will now be referred to as BHFAOTTM!

Now, before I go any further, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW. You have been warned!


First, a synopsis:


Gemma just got dumped and is devastated. She finds herself back in the Hamptons for the summer—which puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend that she wronged five years earlier. Do people hold grudges that long? 

When a small case of mistaken identity causes everyone, including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh, to think she’s someone else, Gemma decides to go along with it.

Gemma's plan is working (she's finding it hard to resist Josh), but she's finding herself in embarrassing situations (how could a bathing suit fall apart like that!?). Is it coincidence or is someone trying to expose her true identity? And how will Josh react if he finds out who she is? 







Before I start, can we just take a minute to appreciate the cuteness of that cover? Even though the title is monstrous, BHFAOTTM has a gorgeous cover.

Ok, so the story itself is good. I was hooked from the beginning, and couldn't put it down. I read it in one sitting, over the period of about 3 1/2 hours! Its almost 340 pages, but they fly!

I thought the characters were good, nothing special and not super fleshed out, but I thought the story made up for that.

When we first meet Hallie, I thought for sure she was going to call Gemma out on not telling the truth, but she didn't, which seemed oddly, helpful to Gemma.

I thought Teddy was a pain and that plot twist at the end when he ended up being Hallie's boyfriend, I did not see that coming! I could not believe it! And the fact that she knew about Gemma from the beginning and didn't say anything, especially to Josh, shows her evil side. 

What I still don't understand is why did she steal Gwyn's shoes that Gemma was wearing? Did she think they were Gemma's or does she have a beef with Gwyn as well? Oh plot twist!

Also I think that that book that everyone is reading, what was it called? Once Bitten? Ya that one, I think that Josh and Hallie's mom, Karen is the author! Because how can she afford the house in the Hampton's if she has no more published books. Maybe because she is using an alias? Hmmm...

Overall I really liked this book! I cannot wait for the sequel, Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold! Oh that title makes it sound so good!

I gave this book a 4/5 stars on Goodreads because I thought it was a perfect summer read that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time!