May 14 2019
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Happy Messy Scary Love by Leah Konen

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Favorite Quotes, Giveaways, Review, Young Adult / Leave a Comment

 

Happy Messy Scary Love

by Leah Konen
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: May 14th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis:
As everyone at her Brooklyn high school announces their summer adventures, Olivia harbors a dirty secret: Her plan is to binge-watch horror movies and chat with her online friend, Elm. Olivia and Elm have never shared personal details, apart from their ages and the fact that Elm’s aunt is a low-budget horror filmmaker. Then Elm pushes Olivia to share her identity and sends her a selfie of his own. Olivia is shocked by how cute he is! In a moment of panic, assuming she and Elm will never meet in real life, she sends a photo of her gorgeous friend Katie. But things are about to get even more complicated when Olivia’s parents send her to the Catskills, and she runs into the one person she never thought she would see. This sweet and funny summertime romance is perfect for fans of Love and Gelato and The Unexpected Everything.
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Favorite Quotes

May I please request no sisterly bickering before Spumoni Gardens? I need the mental space to prepare my stomach for the onslaught of deliciousness.

You can’t be the best food in Brooklyn without getting your share of tourists, I suppose.

Sometimes I swear she’s the only one out of all of them who gets me.

About the Author

Leah Konen is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and creative writing. She’s the author of the forthcoming HAPPY MESSY SCARY LOVE, LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS, THE ROMANTICS, THE LAST TIME WE WERE US and THE AFTER GIRLS. She lives in Brooklyn and Saugerties, NY, with her husband and their dog, Farley.

Review of Happy Messy Scary Love

Review (4.5 Stars): Happy Messy Scary Love was a sweet, adorable romance that reminded me so much of the play, Cyrano de Bergerac.  Olivia has been chatting with her online friend, Elm, and sends him a picture of her friend, Katie. Assuming that they would never meet, Olivia is shocked to run into Elm at the Catskills resort that her parents take her to for the summer.  Now, she must decide whether to tell him the truth or hide behind her online persona.

I loved this story because it was so sweet and fun.  Olivia was a great character because we have all felt the way she did about our looks and putting ourselves out there when we meet someone.  Jake was an amazing guy and I could tell exactly why Olivia fell for him.  I fell for my husband over our discussion of scary movies from the 80’s about 15 years ago.  Definitely a book you need to add to your TBR pile.

 

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