Published by Swoon Reads on July 18, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance 2017 Reading Challenge
Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.
So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score all at once—by getting him fired.
But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to just get over it.
Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn is a young adult standalone contemporary romance. I loved this book. This is going to be a unique review because there were a few issues I had with the main character, but they really didn’t detract from my enjoyment one bit because while reading Wesley James Ruined My Life, I had a major case of perma-smile. I really really enjoyed myself while I was reading this story. It just had this adorable quality to it that I can’t pin point. Jennifer Honeybourn did a great job with the writing, because this book won me over big time.
Wesley James Ruined My Life is the story of Quinn and her ex best friend turned bitter enemy Wesley. Wesley and Quinn used to be super close, then they had a huge falling out when they were younger and Wesley and his family moved away for five years. Quinn basically blames Wesley for every bad thing that is going on in her life. Now that Wesley is back in town, Quinn has plans to get revenge on him. Quinn was totally obsessed with getting back at Wesley for what he did. It was a bit much. Normally, it would have been more off putting to me, but as I said before, it really didn’t bother me. I still liked Quinn, I loved Wesley and I found their time together to be super cute. Don’t get me wrong, Quinn certainly goes a little over board with her hatred for Wesley. Everyone around her tells her she is being unreasonable, but she has total blinders on. But I couldn’t help but love Quinn. I loved that she worked at Tudor Times. I love her fascination with history and England. I just loved it all. I loved Wesley most of all. He is such a great guy. I liked him so much that I wanted to see more of him and Quinn together, once she finally got her head out of her butt. I just wanted more of this story because I was enjoying it so much.
Bottom line: Wesley James Ruined My Life is an adorably cute read that put a smile on my face that I couldn’t wipe away even after I was done reading it. I loved this story. Even though I thought Quinn was a little bit crazy at times, it didn’t dampen my enjoyment of this book one bit. Wesley James Ruined My Life had an it factor for me. I can’t pinpoint what it was, but it worked and I really, really enjoyed this novel. I can’t wait to read more from Jennifer Honeybourn.Wesley James Ruined My Life by @Honeybourn put a perma smile on @Bookbriefs face! @SwoonReads @FierceReads Click To Tweet
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