Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Review: The Guy Most Likely To by Leslie Kelly
Authors: Leslie Kelly, Janelle Denison, Julie Leto
Published: June 19 (print), July 1 (digital)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Marq
Favorite quote: "Oh hell, you would be gorgeous."
summary from Goodreads
Ever wonder what happened to the guy most likely to ...
Score with the prom queen?
Lauren and Seth were the high school "it" couple—until Seth disappeared on prom night. But a reunion gives Seth a chance to show Lauren an evening long overdue.
Not date a Playboy Bunny?
Ali was the highlight of geeky Will's high school years. But now that he's ditched the nerdiness, he's 100 percent of calculated hotness and Ali won't be able to say no.
Ride out of town on a Harley?
Rebel Scott "Rip" Ripley always had a thing for the elusive Erica. But reunion night holds a few sexy surprises when Erica decides it's time to take the bad boy for a ride.
Underneath It All by Leslie Kelly
This was my favorite story out of the three. Seth and Lauren were the couple in high school until Seth stood her up at prom. Lauren was heartbroken and 10 years later, was still nursing the ache. The last thing Lauren wants is to run into her ex. Seth is determined to use the reunion to make amends and to apologize to Lauren. He hopes that they can finally have the night they were supposed to have after prom.
I liked this story a lot because it was very funny at the beginning. Lauren didn't want to have anything to do with Seth when she saw that he was attending the reunion. Her reaction was hilarious and very realistic. Because this is a novella in an anthology, the relationship moved at a super fast pace but Seth and Lauren have a history so I let it slide that by the end of the weekend, they were a couple.
Can't Get You Out of My Head by Janelle Denison
I am sucker for the geek finally getting his prize. Will was the scrawny, geeky guy in high school. He had a huge crush on Ali, who was also a cheerleader. The feeling was mutual but Ali was scared of the backlash she would suffer if her friends found out that she liked Will. 10 years later, Will is successful, rich and no longer the scrawny kid he was in high school. And his one goal is to finally make a move on Ali.
This story was really cute and I liked the contrast of how Ali matured but her high school friends were still stuck in high school. There are people who just never grow up and peaked in high school and their adult life sucks.
A Moment Like This by Julie Leto
I really liked this novella too. I liked that it started with Rip and Erica in high school. Erica is the typical good girl and Rip is the high school bad boy. Rip starts tutoring Erica in French and Erica makes a move on Rip which Rip rebuffs. He doesn't think he's good enough for Erica and doesn't want to tarnish her image. 10 years later at the reunion, Erica rides in on a Harley and shows Rip that the good girl he once turned down is all grown up.
Erica turned Rip upside down with her new sexy image and I liked that he didn't know what to think. He kept seeing her as Good Girl Erica. It was fun watching Erica turn the tables on Rip.