Smart Girl by Rachel Hollis
Series: The Girls, book #3
Genre: contemporary romance
Brilliant designer Miko Jin is a hopeless romantic. She’s spent most of her life falling in love over and over again…with the men she finds in the pages of her favorite novels.
When Miko meets Liam Ashton, it’s love at first sight. At least, for her. Sure, the two of them are polar opposites, and yes, he seems to be dating someone new each week. But Miko knows what true love is and that you can’t rush it—after all, what she lacks in real-world experience, she makes up for in book smarts. With novels as her guide, and her best friends by her side, she knows she can get Liam to love her back. But just like any good romance novel, fate has a few plot twists in store. Will Miko get her own happy ending? Will she find the strength to stand up for what she deserves even if it means breaking her own heart?
I have confliction. On one hand this book was frustrating and the other, it was great. has been in love with her best friends brother, Liam and now she finally has the chance to make something more of their relationship. Only thing is, he’s not as into it as she is. Cue the frustrations where she’s launching off into fantasy land with this guy, projecting all these situations and desires to be the only one ready to head in that direction. It was heartbreakingly painful to read this intelligent woman leave her brain and sense of esteem at the whim of a man who is at best, wishy washy.
For about eighty per cent of the book, I was waiting for the title to come into play. There were times that I was putting the book down and grr-ing at the choices she made. Don’t get me wrong, it was satisfying her itch but at what cost? I was waiting for the blinders to be taken off. I did give Miko a fist pump when it came to a head and she put her foot down on what she was going to tolerate.
Liam on the other hand, I never really got to know, only through his treatment of Miko and to me, he came off as a jerk.
The writing is fast paced and I was laughing out loud in a lot of places. There are a lot of cultural references that will either unite or polarize readers. All in all, a great afternoon read.
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