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Sullivan Wheeler
The Summer I Became a Nerd
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In Search of a Love Story (Love Story, #1) - Rachel Schurig I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I won't lie, this book frustrated me at different points. I liked Emily, don't get me wrong, but she was let other people push her around, and made decisions based solely on other people's input rather than listening to her own heart, and mind. I understand why she felt insecure, but it was frustrating seeing her make the right decision for herself, and then talk herself out of it because it might seem childish, or not meet with other people's approval. I was waffling between a two, and a three star rating until just about the end, and this book won me over. It was nice to read a romance novel where the female lead makes such strong decisions, and grows over the course of the story. I don't want to spoil the ending, but I will say it's refreshing to read a romance that doesn't end in the typically clich├ęd way. The secondary characters were pretty well done, I especially liked her friend Brooke. Even thought she could be a bit overbearing, I liked that everything she did, and said was based on how much she cared about Emily. I wasn't as wild about Ashley. It's not that I didn't like her, it was just I didn't think the whole project didn't seem like something a real friend would try to do. Ditto with Ryan. He seemed a bit shallow, and it was hard to get a real read on his character. I think it was mostly because while he was friends with Emily they weren't as close friends as she was with say Chris or Brook. I did like Chris. I liked how he tried to help Emily see what her friends were trying to do, even if they didn't mean to, was making her change in ways that weren't necessarily good.I liked her love interests. Even though one is very clearly right for her, and one is not, the one that is wrong for her isn't necessarily a terrible person just wrong for her. I like how much the person who is right for her respects her, and doesn't try to change her into someone who will suit his needs, or desires. I like that sort of respect in a love story. Overall it was a good story with an even better ending. I will look forward to reading more about Emily's friends in future books. If they are anything like this one they will make great summer reading material.