Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend

Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend
By: Louise Rozett
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Series: Confessions #2

Description:
If you’re not true to yourself, why should anyone else be?Rose Zarelli 2.0 here -- 2.0, as in, innovative...superior...improved.
Improved how? Glad you asked. This year, I will not:
#1 Do things just because other people want me to.
#2 Randomly shoot off my mouth.
#3 Worry about whether I'm someone's girlfriend -or not.

So, what will I do this year?

#1 Find my thing and be who I want to be.
#2 Learn when to speak up-and when to shut up
#3 Tell off Jamie Forta and move on.

I'm older and smarter now -- I can totally pull this off. How hard can it be?

Review:
Yet another great chapter in the life of Rose, or should I say Rose 2.0.  Again this book was great in so many ways and still kept me waiting to see what would happen next in her life.  Last we left her was at the end of Freshman year, now it's Sophomore year and she vows it's going to be different, she's going to be different. 

It's funny how things don't always turn out the way you thought you would, or even hoped they would because in Rose's life something always goes wrong.  This year she is trying out for the school play, Robert has a new girlfriend, Matt is still being a douche bag with his swim buddies by harassing a freshman (Conrad, who happens to be Regina's brother).  Jamie is still in and out of Rose's life, is he or is he not her boyfriend, did they are did they not just go on a date?  It's one of those relationships right about now.  On top of all this her brother is non existent at the moment in college with his doped up girlfriend.

There is a lot going on in Rose's life and the whole question is can she handle it, right now she barely sleeps as it is but sometimes things can go right with her.  I think she just needs a little patience, and maybe some understanding. Because with Rose if it's not one thing it's another.  She really is someone some people can relate to, she's realistic and I think that's what I love most about this character and this series.  These things are really happening out there in some high school right now.  Someone is being bullied, someone recently lost their parent, someone is out there getting kicked out of school for drugs and someone is out there trying to make other's lives better but not helping theirs at the same time.  All of these different scenarios are things that happen on a daily basis and that's what makes this book and series and author unique because she can bring reality into our already real lives.

Overall this book was an amazing read.  As we live through the life of Rose Zarelli we get to experience her coming of age story/  Her wrongs, her rights and even the just randomness of her life in high school.  Her relationship with her mother, her brother, friends and especially with Jamie.  Their complicated relationship intrigues me because you want to root for them and then sometimes you think maybe they are better off going their separate ways, but it's like they can't' get enough because they keep coming back to each other.  With amazing new characters such as Conrad and Holly you just can't wait to see who will be making an appearance in the next chapter of her life.  Go get this book and read it, you will not be disappointed.

I really love this cover, the blue streak is a perfect look for Rose and I'm glad that she is finally coming into her own.  Love it.

About the author:
Louise Rozett is a YA author, a playwright and a recovering performer. She lives with her 120-pound Bernese mountain dog, Lester, in one of the world’s greatest literary meccas, Brooklyn, but sometimes she lives in L.A. Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend is the second book in the Confessions series. Visit LouiseRozett.com for more info.

Links

Louise Rozett on Twitter

Louise Rozett's Website

Harlequin's Website

Disclaimer:
I received this book from NetGalley and Harlequin, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!
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