I got the chance to read a new book before it came out and now its time for my review. This book was called Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert.
Synopsis: Bradley Graeme is pretty much perfect. He’s a star football player, manages his OCD well (enough), and comes out on top in all his classes . . . except the ones he shares with his ex-best friend, Celine.
Celine Bangura is conspiracy-theory-obsessed. Social media followers eat up her takes on everything from UFOs to holiday overconsumption–yet, she’s still not cool enough for the popular kids’ table. Which is why Brad abandoned her for the in-crowd years ago. (At least, that’s how Celine sees it.)
These days, there’s nothing between them other than petty insults and academic rivalry. So when Celine signs up for a survival course in the woods, she’s surprised to find Brad right beside her.
Forced to work as a team for the chance to win a grand prize, these two teens must trudge through not just mud and dirt but their messy past. And as this adventure brings them closer together, they begin to remember the good bits of their history. But has too much time passed . . . or just enough to spark a whole new kind of relationship?
This book was such a fun YA rom-com. I enjoyed the character growth and diving into the relationship of the two main characters. It is revealed as you read how their friendship was in the past and what it could be in the future and the events that originally pushed them apart.
The book also deals with the characters going through survivalist courses as they compete for a scholarship and I am a big fan of doing outdoorsy stuff like that so it was exciting to see how they dealt with the different challenges.
I thought that the banter was spot on and the building emotions between the characters (not just the main ones) was really cute. Aha you might say “unfairly cute” :P. I also enjoyed that the author put a little glossary of UK terms in the beginning of the book and you could tell they had fun describing the definitions for them.
I would definitely read more from this author and hope to in the future.
Book Rating: 4/5
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