Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare
Melissa Jensen
Speak
[February 16, 2012]

Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this charming romantic comedy

Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?

Oh Melissa Jensen, will you make your stories come true?

Once again, this woman manages to write a wonderful story that makes me feel all light and happy while also making me have one of those moments where I wish I had my own adorable guy to cuddle with.

Ella was a really fun character. Her family is lively and active and her best friends were amazing. She herself has conversations with a long-dead artist and tries to be normal, but just...isn't. She's an artist herself and she's quirky and fun and she's a normal teenage girl. Ella's the kind of girl I would want to be friends with and I almost felt like I was in her little group of friends.

Alex? Oh Alex. Alex gave me all the feels. He made my stomach twist a little. He was sweet and kind and smart and maybe a bit spoiled, certainly not perfect, but again, he was real. 

The story itself was fun and adorable and had more than just one or two things going on, but not so much that it got confusing or muddled. Melissa Jensen really manages to balance story lines and subplots and she just writes good romance.

When you're looking for a sweet, innocent, romantic read, Melissa Jensen's books are definitely the ones to pick up. I'll be eagerly waiting to see what she puts out next!

--Julie

1 comment:

  1. I just purchased this one yesterday and I can't wait to dive into it! Glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

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