Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE BY JENNIFER HONEYBOURN - BOOK REVIEW

This book promised to be a super cute, fun summer read and since I was going to be sitting by the pool on vacation, I knew now was the perfect time to pick it up!

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, today it is Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn.


The story follows Quinn, a teenager who is working at a medieval themed restaurant to help pay for her band trip to England, the place she's always dreamed of going. But when, Wesley, the boy that ruined her life five years ago is suddenly back and working at her restaurant, Quinn vows to seek revenge, in the form of getting him fired. Quinn's plan should go off without a hitch but she soon realizes that maybe he didn't ruin her life and that the feelings she has for Wesley may not all be hate.

I first heard about this book in the Raincoast Spring Preview and I knew right away that it would be one I wanted to pick up. No one, or at least I can't, resist a good enemies-to-lovers story. And Honeybourn was able to deliver!

We find out pretty quickly how Wesley "ruined" Quinn's life. I don't know if I would consider it that extreme, I think Quinn might have overreacted a little bit but I liked how it wasn't a major issue because you know it's a romance and they're going to get together eventually. If it was a really bad thing that Wes did, I don't know if I would have been as open to Quinn forgiving him.

I really liked all the characters personalities. Quinn was stubborn to a fault but she stood up for what she believed in. I think there were a couple of decisions she made I didn't necessarily agree with but that's just her character. Wesley was a great love interest. I'm a sucker for the name Wesley so that got us off on a good foot but his personality was great too. He was a bit shady for a time but he proved himself in the end.

I thought that the romance was really well done. It was definitely a slow build but the chemistry between Quinn and Wesley was perfect. There were a couple of maybe other romance story lines throughout the book but I was happy to see that things didn't work out for others and there wasn't really a love-triangle going on.

Overall, this was the perfect balance between fluffy romance and a more serious contemporary, the perfect summer read!