My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received from the author to review
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Book Description: When Avery Shaw’s heart is shattered by her life-long best friend, she chooses to deal with it the only way she knows how—scientifically.
The state science fair is coming up and Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her experiment. She’s going to find the cure. By forcing herself to experience the seven stages of grief through a series of social tests, she believes she will be able to get over Aiden Kennedy and make herself ready to love again. But she can’t do this experiment alone, and her partner (ex partner!) is the one who broke her heart.
Avery finds the solution to her troubles in the form of Aiden’s older brother Grayson. The gorgeous womanizer is about to be kicked off the school basketball team for failing physics. He’s in need of a good tutor and some serious extra credit. But when Avery recruits the lovable Grayson to be her “objective outside observer,” she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for, because Grayson has a theory of his own: Avery doesn’t need to grieve. She needs to live. And if there’s one thing Grayson Kennedy is good at, it’s living life to the fullest.
My thoughts: I loved the dialogue in this book. It's full of sass and banter! The main characters are spunky and adorable. I couldn't help but like Avery and Grayson. They have an easy relationship (they grew up together) that leads to some interesting topics and situations.
Avery is dealing with heartbreak. The boy she has grown up with and cherished her entire life (Grayson's brother) has just informed her that he needs space. He doesn't want to hang out and has relegated her to the "friends zone". She is lost and broken. Grayson sees what a jerk his brother is being and swoops in to pick up the pieces of her heart.
Neither were prepared for the chemistry between them. Grayson is a womanizer. He is a senior in High School and has a reputation for playing the field and not sticking around long with any particular girl. Avery is a science geek. She is smart and uses her knowledge figure out he world around her. Her broken heart gives her an idea for the Science Fair, Grayson becomes her reluctant partner (for extra credit) and they strive to figure out how to scientifically mend a broken heart.
This is a cute book. I didn't enjoy the fact that it contains a lot of body parts humor. There is quite a bit of sexual innuendo. I would suggest that this book is for older YA readers. If it wasn't for the age of the characters I would suggest this book to be a NA book.
About the Author: Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.
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