Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: My Fake Valentine

Author Kellie McAllen 
Format e-book 
Print Length 205 pages 
Publisher Lounge Chair Literature 
Published Jan.27, 2018 

Mia's star desperately needs polishing. Can a fake relationship make her shine?

Mia Black “aka” Black Sheep, is the slightly geeky, kind of smart, but otherwise lusterless middle daughter of a family full of shining stars. Literally, like, movie stars. 

Austin is the super cute, uber-popular, basketball phenom whose athletic career just took a nosedive when his failing grades landed him in academic probation. Basically Mia’s polar opposite.

When Austin impulsively kisses Mia in the hallway in front of everyone, pretending he’s moved on from the girl who just dumped him, he begs Mia to play along and promises he’ll make it worth her while. Mia knows her reputation could use some help, and Austin is the perfect guy to elevate her from not to hot. All she has to do is help him get his grades up, and Austin will pretend to be madly in love with her. Sounds like a win-win for both of them, right?

Fake it till you make it, the saying goes, and Mia and Austin soon realize that opposites do attract. But can their relationship, and their reputations, survive when the whole school finds out they were only faking? 

If you like fun and flirty teen contemporary romance books by authors such as Kelly Oram, Jessica Park, Amy Sparling, or Nicola Yoon, you'll love My Fake Valentine! 

My Opinion 

I am just going to put it all out there- I didn’t like this one. 

Mia is the middle child with complete middle child syndrome. Wooow is me, I am forgotten, my sister and brother outshine me. She has a huge birthmark on her face and this is what causes her not to want to shine? This is what causes her to hide, then she gets tired of hiding and so propositions a guy she doesn’t know but who kissed her at school anyway? I tutor you, you pretend to like me, I get popular. Umm her family alone could have done that.  Mia is way too insecure for me, not even that, it is more that she has the lowest self esteem possible.

Austin is a jerk. That is the best way to put it. Umm… grabbing a random gal and kissing her is never a smart move. Neither is not doing your homework for that matter. Like seriously, who is this guy and why does Mia like him? Oh wait, to make her popular that is why. 

The best thing about this story was Kerri, Mia’s bestie and you know what Mia treats her like crap. I would have walked away from her if I were her friend. 

The blurb says that if you like Kelly Oram you will love this one which is why I one-clicked it. This is a hard no for me. 

There are a lot of individuals for that liked this one. There are links to two of their reviews: 

My Rating 2 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote There was none…. 

Other People 

Kerri- Mia’s bestie 
Chloe- Austin’s ex

1 comment:

  1. Oh man... I dont think this one would work for me either. The terrible friend thing along would big me. Great review!