Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall
To be published by Swoon Books
on August 30, 2016
Source: ARC for review from publisher
Synopsis from Goodreads: Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges.
They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn’t know what to do.
Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then, both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong…
Review of Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall
However, I had some minor issues with the writing style and narrative choices.
In addition, there was something about the story that seemed a little too simple. The blurb talks all about Gideon's goals, but those aren't a big part of the story. Everyone was going through stuff, but everyone was also super-supportive of one another, which seemed a little too good to be true.
I thought this one was super cute. Agree it was a bit simple but thought it was a good quick summer read. I loved Gideon and Kyle together. Great review!ReplyDelete
They were a very cute couple!Delete
I've read two of Hall's books so far and they tend to have lots of POV's.ReplyDelete
She tends to write lighthearted - not too deep romances but they're good for summer reading.
Karen @For What It's Worth
Ha - if I'm reading a romance I just want one or two POVs. I am not interested in these other random POVs....Delete
Yeah, it sounds like there were way too many POVs in this. Otherwise, this seems like an easy, light romance read.ReplyDelete
It was - check it out if that's what you're looking for!Delete
I always tell myself that I like to read "happy" stories that take me away from this messed up reality. Still, when I'm reading stories like this, there needs to be some type of realness to it. I don't want everything to go perfectly. It tears my nerves up! I'd read this one on a day when I could use some cuteness, though. Great review!ReplyDelete
That is a good way to put it. I want happy and real! I want real challenges that end happily :)Delete
I don't like many first persons POVs, but I have enjoyed some in the past. This sounds like a cute read, so I might give it a try :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I like my romances with maximum two POVs. Get these other people out!!Delete
I agree, it is possible to be in the heads of one too many people :) For myself, I've grown just a little tired with the first-person narrative anyway. I hope it's only a phase...ReplyDelete
Great review! I agree this was sweet but all the POVs were not necessary. Still, a cute read!ReplyDelete