By Molly Ringle
Published by ireadiwrite
Reviewed by: Sis-in-law Sarah
Eighteen year-old womanizer Daniel Revelstoke leaves his native London to study at the University of Oregon, dreaming of seducing one American girl after another. But he soon meets a new kind of woman in classmate Julie French. Her cleverness and resistance land Daniel in love for the first time in his life, to his deep confusion.
However, Julie's long-distance boyfriend and a bizarre family secret stand in Daniel's way to winning her. Since he can't quit obsessing over her, he decides to hide a few truths in order to draw closer to her, hoping that maybe she'll return his love and, when she finds out his devious path, forgive him. It's a gamble, but all's fair in love and college. -goodreads
It's fun to get a break from all the paranormal and check out a new YA contemporary novel...and this baby does not disappoint!
First of all, this is not your average high school drama. This book comes from this new awesome emerging genre where the characters are a little older and doing the whole college thing. This makes for an exciting read, especially for older audiences that really enjoy all that YA fiction entails, but are ready for a little more mature characters. I really enjoyed this aspect of the book.
Also, this story is presented from the guys point of view....I mean...HELLO! That like...hardly ever happens! It was fun to get Daniel's perspective on life, love, and happiness...I mean, after all, I already know what a girl thinks about those things! Plus, who doesn't love it when it's the guy that falls hard for the girl! On the other hand, the author doesn't really hold back when it comes to what guys generally think about girls...on the physical side if you get what I mean. So, I was taken a little off guard a couple times, thinking, "Yeah...thanks, Daniel, I really didn't want to know that." But, if that won't offend you, I overall really enjoyed getting things from his perspective.
When it comes to the characters in this book, there's a little something for everyone. The sweet, innocent Julie, the British not-so-great-a-reputation Daniel, the gothic Sinter, and the hardcore Clare. Plus, if you're a theater nut, you get to experience all the awesome drama on and off stage in the university spring production.
Though on my own personal book scale, this one probably sits on average, I really think this book could be a hit with a lot of readers. It has a lot to offer in the way of plot, characters, and setting....as well as a steamy romance that will keep you turning pages until the very end!
**A big thank you to Molly Ringle for donating an ebook copy of Relatively Honest to giveaway!**