Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review: Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols

Title: Biggest Flirts
Author: Jennifer Echols
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Simon and Schuster (May 20, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!

Book Description:
Tia and Will’s lives get flipped upside down when they’re voted Yearbook’s Biggest Flirts in this sassy novel from the author of Endless Summer and The One That I Want.

Tia just wants to have fun. She’s worked hard to earn her reputation as the life of the party, and she’s ready for a carefree senior year of hanging out with friends and hooking up with cute boys. And her first order of business? New guy Will. She can’t get enough of his Midwestern accent and laidback swagger. 

As the sparks start to fly, Will wants to get serious. Tia’s seen how caring too much has left her sisters heartbroken, and she isn’t interested in commitment. But pushing Will away drives him into the arms of another girl. Tia tells herself it’s no big deal…until the yearbook elections are announced. Getting voted Biggest Flirts with Will is, well, awkward. They may just be friends, but their chemistry is beginning to jeopardize Will’s new relationship—and causing Tia to reconsider her true feelings. What started as a lighthearted fling is about to get very complicated…







I love Echols' writing simply because I know I will get a story that will be exactly what the hopeless romantic in me craves and not only will I get the romance and sweet love story I am after, but there will be some depth to the story as well in some shape or form. In other words, not just a fluff read.

I have to make one thing clear going into this review though, this is definitely a young adult read in the fact that it has some angst to it, the characters aren't perfect and make mistakes, sometimes pretty stupid high school mistakes and yes, sometimes they feel sorry for themselves (but not whiny, I hate whiny). So yeah, you have been warned.

But even with all of that, you will still get characters that are relatable, maybe because you knew them in high school or even because you were them in high school, either way, they are fun characters that seem pretty real, even when some of the things they do make you want to shake them, smack them or roll your eyes at them, but come on now, this is high school and really, how smart were we in high school?

Tia and Will were adorable and yes, their romance is pretty fast, in fact the whole book takes place in about a two week time period but a lot happens in those two weeks and you really feel like you get to know them and get a feel for them, plus, this is a series, which I am guessing the rest of the secondary characters will later take on roles as main characters, at least, they better, because I really want more of one couples story (you'll know who when you read this). 

So yeah, this was a fun, entertaining read that is perfect to read when you need some romance and something light and distracting. Echols know how to write a fun storyline with memorable characters and I think this is one that all of her fans will enjoy.






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

38 comments:

  1. I've wanted to read an Echols book forever! I even have a few sitting on my bookshelves--HUGE surprise, I know, LOL. Will for sure keep her in mind the next time I need something light and fun ;)

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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    1. This wasn't her best one but still a really cute read.

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  2. Hmmm. I think I'll have to be in the right mood for this one Ali! I'm glad it's not simply a fluff read, but sometimes I struggle with high school angst and petty dramas, so I need to be in that place where I'm able to channel my inner 16 year old:) Good to know there's no whining though!

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  3. Great review! Sometimes you are just in the mood for something light and fun and this sounds like that. I'm kind of in a mood like that right now, so I think my next read will either be a fluffy YA contemp or something MG.

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    1. It is nice to read them every now and then for sure.

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  4. I always like reading something light and distracting every now and again, so I'll definitely keep this in mind for later! I'm glad that it was a fun and entertaining read for you. :)

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  5. This sounds pretty fun and I hadn't heard of it yet!

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  6. I'm not big into YA contemporary fiction/romance, but this one sounds pretty decent, I may have have to add it to my ever growing TBR list :)

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  7. I'm glad you enjoyed this on, Ali! I totally agree with you that sometimes you need books like these: romance with substance, yet fun, entertaining and a little teen angst added to the mix.

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  8. Excited for this! I love her fun romantic reads! Sounds really cute!

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  9. Ah! I need to read something by this author! Great review!

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    1. You really should, at least to see if you will like the writing style.

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  10. I just can't get excited about an Echols book, my first and only title by her was a flop last summer and this one doesn't seem like a big WOW so I will pass :)

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  11. the cover is super cute....Great review :)

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  12. This sounds so cute and like something that I'd love. Great review!

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  13. Thanks for the warning, Ali. I'm not feeling very forgiving nowadays, so I think I'm going to have to pass. I'm glad you enjoyed it some, though. :)

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    1. Of course and I completely understand.

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  14. Sounds cute enough; definitely nice for a pool read!

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  15. Siiigh, high school. That was a fun phase in my life, yet it feels so far away now (trivia: I'm only 21 years old haha but it seriously does feel far) so this sounds like a perfect read that would take me back in time :) Light fluffy reads are the best for nostalgia, IMO!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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  16. This cover is adorable. I have several of her books on my tbr, I'm sure because of you. I definitely get in the mood for this type of book.

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    1. Me? Nah, I wouldn't do that to you. ;)

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  17. Her books are hit or miss with me, but I enjoyed her last one and this one sounds like fun! I can deal with a bit of angst as long as there isn't a lot of whining (I hate that too). Great review!

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    1. Yeah they really can be either or.

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  18. ahah yeah I guess we weren't very smart in HS, but I cannot remember. I guess it depends on the people, I can see how it might relate with some and make other's roll their eyes. Makes you wonder how you where back in HS.

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    1. Gosh I know, I really hope I wasn't obnoxious! I was pretty shy and quiet though so I would like to think I wasn't. :P

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  19. I agree, this was a light, fast and fun romance. It did feel a little more "young" young adult than some of the other books I have been reading lately. I know what you meant by that.

    Great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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    1. Yeah more middle school than teenage level I guess is what I was getting at LOL.

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