This book was just released by Swoon Reads on July 18!
Quinn is having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a nursing home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up, and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend and life ruiner.
So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England-themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score for once and for all―by getting him fired.
But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to get the boy.
Wesley James Ruined My Life is a sweet, engaging, coming-of-age story that will delight readers and (maybe!) make them yearn to visit London! Before I get deeper into this review, I just want to say how much I LOVE the tag line for this book: ‘Don’t get mad. Get even. And certainly don’t fall in love with the boy you’re trying to ruin.’ I don’t know why I love it so much, but it’s sounds so awesome and I just do. Props to Jennifer and Swoon Reads.
Quinn, the main character, has had to deal with a lot these past few months. Throughout the novel, we see how she struggles with her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s, her father’s gambling addiction, and the return of the boy who she blames for her parent’s divorce. As a character, Quinn was very relatable. How many of us have dreamed about enacting revenge on somebody who we believed wronged us, no matter how trivial the matter seems in hindsight. While she doesn’t always make the best decisions regarding her family or her revenge against Wesley, she’s still a very likable main character. Her best friend, Erin, is supportive and a great addition to the story, as are Quinn’s coworkers at Tudor Tymes, which totally reminds me of Medieval Times!
Wesley is a likable love interest, even despite what ends up transpiring later on. His close relationship with Quinn’s grandmother is sweet and endearing, and the fact that him and Quinn used to be close as children creates great character development and layers of authenticity for their interactions in present time. I totally feel for Quinn’s conflicting feelings on Wes as she battles her feelings on how he’s acting now and her anger from the past.
Overall, this is a great summer read, and I enjoyed it immensely! I read it within a few hours 🙂 Do yourself a favor and read this book!
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