This kind of book is such a guilty pleasure for me—you know, the YA contemporary romances that require absolutely no brain power? I just love them so much.
And this was a fun one. Eliza has to do some of the things she’s always wished she was brave enough to do over the course of the night, and as painful as it was for her, it was plenty entertaining for me. And Eliza was totally relatable, because her fears were so normal, like asking a stranger to dance or singing karaoke or kissing a boy she’d crushed on forever. They’re things that would make me nervous too, so it actually made me think a little about what things stupid fears are stopping me from doing.
Cooper, Eliza’s ex-boyfriend, is a cutie—kinda a little whipped but likeable all the same. He’s definitely one of those guys that could only exist in fiction. Eliza’s always yelling at him and trying to pick a fight, and I’m pretty sure not many normal guys would stick around for that. But in context of the story, I’ll admit he was a little swoony. And Eliza’s friends are fun too—they’re a little stereotypical, but they’re there for her and help her out, so I can overlook it.
Overall, it was a really entertaining book. Basically zero thought is required to read it, but who doesn’t need that kind of book every once in a while?