What I expected on Saturday morning: Books.
What I got on Saturday morning: my ex-best friend and first crush in front of me.
Let it be known that I, Holley Stuart, do not give a single rat's behind about pro baseball's star pitcher Sebastian Stone.
I definitely don't care that he's standing in my bookstore.
Nor do I care that he seems to have forgotten about the last time we saw each other--senior prom, when he both humiliated me and broke my heart, albeit unknowingly.
Now, he needs a date to his sister's wedding.
Don't ask me how I ended up being it, because I have no idea. But that's the least of my problems.
His grandfather is adamant we're dating, and Seb isn't in a hurry to convince him otherwise, so I have no choice but to go along with it.
The problem? The only thing I've ever faked is... well, you know.
I've definitely never faked my feelings for someone.
And judging by the way I feel whenever Seb looks at me, it doesn't look like I'm starting now...
Finally finding out why Holley hates Sebastian!
Finally finding out why Holley hates Sebastian! After a situation between Holley and Sebastian at the end of high school, Holley froze Sebastian out and has refused to speak to him since (which was easy since he left town and has barely been home since). That is, until Sebastian gets injured and returns home to recover and figure out his next move. Once he returns home, his first order of business is to make amends with Holley, because to him what happened was a misunderstanding. As he continues to go after Holley and explain himself, he finally wears her down and they talk things out. From there, they decide to give things a go and give into the feelings they have had for each other for so long, with the other having no idea they felt that way. In typical Emma fashion, this book is quirky and hilarious – one of the best romantically comedic minds that I know of! In this group of best friends, there is only one girl left and I cannot wait for her story!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
These Bookworms Are Fun
The girls and guys in Emma Hart's The Bookworm's Guide series are representative of what Emma does so well. Self-sufficient, smart, and well-read, the ladies know their words and aren't afraid to use them, often at the expense of the boys, who sometimes don't know what to do with the girls, but are trying their absolute best. Honestly, it's what keeps me coming back, because sass and snark are necessary when settling down with a good read. Add in some second-chance romance aka 'prom night gone bad but, hey, we still aren't over each other,' and this is rom-com gold, a genre that Emma's mastered like nobody's business.
Holley and Seb are the stars of this show, but all the familiar faces are here, too, making for good times all around, and setting the stage for Saylor's and Dylan's story, which I can't wait for. If you haven't dived into this series, now is the time. Queue them up and enjoy. ❤️
Charming and light-hearted!
The Bookworm’s Guide to Faking It by Emma Hart was a charming and light-hearted read. Holley’s ex-best friend’s is back in town and she wants nothing to do with him, right? And yet she finds herself being his fake girlfriend at his sister’s wedding. I loved Holley. She is a girl who is determined and organized and full of sass. Sebastian is sweet, caring and just as determined. A slow burning romance that had me laughing and swooning. I loved their banter and seeing them reconnect. Loving this series and excited to read more!