Published by Razorbill on April 7, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han.
It seemed like a good plan at first.
When the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it at Keely's own eighteenth birthday party, she's inspired to take things into her own hands. She wants to have that experience too (well, not exactly like that--but with someone she trusts and actually likes), so she's going to need to find the guy, and fast. Problem is, she's known all the boys in her small high school forever, and it's kinda hard to be into a guy when you watched him eat crayons in kindergarten.
So she can't believe her luck when she meets a ridiculously hot new guy named Dean. Not only does he look like he's fallen out of a classic movie poster, but he drives a motorcycle, flirts with ease, and might actually be into her.
But Dean's already in college, and Keely is convinced he'll drop her if he finds out how inexperienced she is. That's when she talks herself into a new plan: her lifelong best friend, Andrew, would never hurt or betray her, and he's clearly been with enough girls that he can show her the ropes before she goes all the way with Dean. Of course, the plan only works if Andrew and Keely stay friends--just friends--so things are about to get complicated.
Cameron Lund's delightful debut is a hilarious and heartfelt story of first loves, first friends, and first times--and how making them your own is all that really matters.
The Best Laid Plans is a young adult contemporary romance by Cameron Lund. This book was total cuteness. It was the perfect feel good read and was exactly what I was looking for. If you are a fan of young adult romantic comedies, The Best Laid Plans is a must read for you. It is a standalone, and great for any time of the year. I may even love it more than pizza. (though that would be talking crazy in my case. I don’t love much more than pizza.) 😉
In the best Laid Plans we meet our two main characters, Keely and her best friend Andrew. Keely is a high school senior and her entire group of friends have all had sex. Keely doesn’t love being the last virgin in the group, and she likes it even less when she meets college age hottie, Dean. Not wanting to seem as inexperienced as she is, she hatches a plan that involves some lessons from her best friend, Andrew. I know, I know- it’s an awful idea. And I don’t love the whole, virginity is a disease concept that some high schoolers seem to portray, but I promise…the book is so much better than that concept. I pinky promise it is worth a read. Keely is great and Andrew will win your heart. He completely stole mine…plenty of swoons there. I loved their friendship, and the overall romance in the book was satisfyingly cute. In all the right ways.
Overall, The Best Laid Plans totally hit the spot for me. I was looking for something heartwarming, cute and funny, and this book was all of the above and more. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a YA contemporary standalone romance to make you smile. The Best Laid Plans was a great read.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
- 2020 Reading Assignment Challenge
- Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020