Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman
Published March 31, 2016, 214 pp.
Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.
Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.
Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.
Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.
The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.
This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:
Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?
How goes it?
I came across this in Goodreads a few days before its release and I liked the summary. It sounds like the perfect light and fluffy read for when I’m not in the mood to process anything and I can just check out. This fit the bill perfectly!
Adorkable is about Sally Spitz, whose name reminds me of our Pom dogs, and the plan she concocts when she is finally and totally done with her best friend Hooker and her mom’s matchmaking efforts. No more first-date disasters. Sally is finally getting a boyfriend to get them off her back, even if it has to be pretend, because it’s hard to find a guy who can appreciate her Yoda snuggie. Best thing is, she doesn’t even have to look far for her fake boyfriend: her best friend, local soccer star Becks, meets her criteria to a tee. Now, if only she can keep her feelings from muddling everything…
I liked Sal. I thought I could see a bit of myself in her when I was in high school, and I felt that I could relate. But I suppose that’s where the similarities end because I don’t have a Becks. Actually all the characters here are likable, if a bit one-dimensional, with the exception of Sally’s father. There are also your requisite sexy ladies, but they aren’t mean girls, just the sort of character that the heroine constantly compares herself to and feels lacking when placed next to them.
This is a straightforward read – what you read from the summary is how you’re going to get it for the whole book. It’s light, fluffy, and cotton-candy sweet, with some mildly steamy scenes thanks to Becks putting the moves on Sal. If you’re looking for a soul-stirring, passionate romance, this is not it. But if you’re looking for something that’ll just give you a really silly smile after reading, please go ahead and give this a try!
4 paper planes just for the enjoyability of this one! But if you’re in the mood for depth, you can skip this. But definitely pick it up if you want so much fluff your teeth will feel like falling out.