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Thursday, May 24, 2012

This is SO Not Happening by Kieran Scott

SPOILERS FROM BOOKS 1 AND 2 ARE BELOW. BEWARE!!!
This is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott
"After their long summer apart, Ally and Jake were hoping for a drama-free senior year. Instead they are faced with a turn of events that threaten to tear them apart...for good.

It turns out that Chloe is pregnant and says that Jake is the father. Hammond is pissed at his best friend, and he cannot believe that Ally would stay with Jake. But Ally’s willingness to make it work is tested when Jake starts blowing her off to go to doctor’s appointments with Chloe, and Ally joins the school play—and meets a cute guy.

As graduation approaches, new secrets come out and Ally realizes maybe Jake isn’t the guy she thought he was. After everything they’ve been through, can Ally and Jake get out of Orchard Hill with their relationship intact?"- summary from Amazon

I absolutely LOVE this series and was sad to see it end!! It's just so soap-opera-y and juicy, but Scott does a great job of making the characters realistic as opposed to just cardboard cutouts, which could easily happen. I really enjoyed hanging out with this cast of characters and witnessing everything happening in their lives over the course of the trilogy.

Ally and Jake are the best couple and Scott writes them so well that when a major road block comes up, I do worry that it may be the end for them, like it was in this book. Their relationship has really been put to the test and watching them have to grow up and try to work things out was great.

I still enjoy Annie, the snarky outsider who's friends with Ally, and even though Ally is back in with the Cresties, we still see a fair amount of Annie.

Overall, if you haven't read this series yet, now is the time to do so with all three books out so you can just zip on through them while relaxing at the pool or at home this summer. I can't wait to see what Scott does next!

FTC: Received ARC from publisher (with help from the author!). Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

3 comments:

  1. Skipped the review since I haven't read the first two books, but commenting to say that I looked at the cover too quickly the first time and thought he was slapping her butt.

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  2. I loved this series, too! I cannot wait to read the final book. Oh, I have my suspicions about Chloe's pregnancy and what happens, but I can't wait to know the truth! :)

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