on January 23, 2018
Genres: YA, Romance
Source: Chapter by Chapter
I received this book for free from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
You'd think a girl with the most romantic name in the world would have her pick of boyfriends.
But Valentine's Day sucks when you're single. Just ask Juliet Valentine, whose last name happens to also be the name of the most dreaded made-up holiday ever.
A romantic at heart, this year is especially hard on Juliet. Her sister, Layla, is in a new relationship, her mom's match-making business is doing great, and her school's new fundraiser is "Love-Grams."
Juliet's miserable, a little jealous, and lonely.
Quarterback Jared Black is the most popular guy in school. A star athlete, Jared tops the most-eligible bachelor list year after year. But to Juliet Valentine, he's all but invisible. She isn't impressed.
Jared's never had to work hard to get the attention of a girl before. Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and he's determined to ask Juliet out. After all, if Tyler can win over Layla, Jared ought to have a shot with Layla's sister.
Unlike Tyler and Layla, charm, flattery and good looks won't work on Juliet. So with the V-Day dance coming up, Jared uses the school’s Love-Grams to let Juliet know how he feels. Should be simple enough, right?
Wrong. Each attempt ends up either in the trash or thrown in someone's face. Juliet won't play his game.
Now, without a date to the dance Jared realizes it’s going to take a Hail Mary to win the girl of his dreams.
Juliet Valentine is reeling from having her heart broken by a football player who kissed someone else at the last school dance. Jared Black has had his eyes on Juliet forever. He is kicking himself that he let someone else get to Juliet first. She has sworn off football players for good. Jared is the star quarterback. When Jared uses the school fundraiser for sending Love grams to her. She thinks they are from her ex and she is infuriated. Jared is finding winning her heart hard to do.
In an Oyster Shell – A fun romance with great characters.
The Pearls – I love a good romance and this book fits the bill. I love a character with the last name of Valentine and the theme of Valentine’s day throughout the book. The concept was what drew me to the book and I was not disappointed.
There was a lot of inner conflicts that made for the compelling story. Jared was always fighting something. Whether it was for Juliet’s attention or his dad’s approval. I felt for the guy but it made for an entertaining read.
The romance was sweet. Jared had it bad for Juliet and he fought hard for her. Juliet was a tough cookie to crack. There were lots of little side romances that open up to the next book. I can’t wait to read it.
The Sand – Juliet was a little too stubborn and it stilted the story. She was unreasonable more often than not.