How hard can love be? By Holly Bourne

“All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that.

And then there’s prom king Kyle, the guy all the girls want. Can he really be interested in anti-cheerleader Amber? Even with best friends Evie and Lottie’s advice, there’s no escaping the fact: love is hard.”

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I honestly cannot explain how much I love Holly Bourne and her books. I read the first book in the spinster series Am I Normal Yet two years ago (which you can read a review of here) and have been wanting to pick up this book ever since. Now that I have read it I don’t know why I hadn’t picked it up sooner. I absolutely loved reading Amber’s story but also having the same charm as the first book. One thing I love about Holly’s books, particularly this one, is that although they can initially come across as being quite cliché they are so much deeper. I absolutely love Amber and her complicated relationship with her family. I also loved Whinnie and her Whinnie the pooh philosophy and Russ.

In the beginning, I really didn’t like Kyle. I hated his whole woe is me, I’m so cliché and boring act. He really drove me insane with it. I just couldn’t warm to him, especially when he’s all oh I do everything because it’s what people expect me to do. However, I do warm to him towards the end, particularly when he reveals the reason Amber’s mum has taken such a disliking to him. Everything about this book makes me smile though, particularly the parts with Evie and Lottie. I honestly can’t recommend this book or any of Holly’s books enough. I’ve already purchased the third book in the series, what’s a girl gotta do, which is Lottie’s story.

Have you read how hard can love be? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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