Monday, March 15, 2010

Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter

Polly's summer is sure to be dramatic. She's sworn off boys since her junior was horrible when it came to romance.

It'll be bad enough working with ex #3, Sawyer, at a water park for kids. It seemed like a good idea at the time, just like learning all about cars for Kurt, going hiking over spring break with Gareth, or running for student council for Hayden. However, the near constant presence of her suddenly hot neighbor at the water park makes it hard for her to keep up her resolve.

Swoon at Your Own Risk is a quick, amusing read. Watching Polly weave in and out of a number of problems was quite entertaining.

She has boys on her mind a rather large majority of the time, even though she's sworn off romance. It's hard to get a guy off your mind if you he keeps showing up everywhere! It's obvious that all of her romances thus far have ended badly, and I definitely couldn't blame her for wanting to throw in the towel.

My favorite character in this book was Xander. He was a guy that Polly had known for forever, yet seemingly overnight he’d grown hot. She remembers him from when he used to lick desks. I can relate to this! There are a few guys I can think of that have gone through a seemingly instant metamorphis and had me wondering what happened to the awkward kid I knew in elementary school.

Polly spends a large amount of time trying to be perfect for everyone else, and dealing with the important issue of being your true self lends this book a bit of seriousness that made me like it even more. Sometimes I wanted to shake Polly, and tell her to just be herself, but that's a lot easier said than done.

Swoon at Your Own Risk is definitely worth a read.

This book was reviewed as part of the One ARC Tours. Post contains amazon affiliate links.

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