June 18, 2020

#BookReview: Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn @Honeybourn

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.

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 all at once—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 just get over it.


Rating: ★★★★★
My Review: This debut was adorable!!! I loved the story and how it unfolded.  It really gets to the situation of how perceptions of your memory can be corrupted and how you might think you know something but you really don't.  The romance in this one was cute over load.  I loved how this one was all in Quinn's POV.  It really gave us a full picture of her thoughts and what she was going through.  I have loved Honeybourn's writing since I read When Life Gives You Demons and I will totally be putting her on my list of Auto Buy Authors.  

From School Library Journal

Gr 7–10—Quinn's got a plan to survive the summer and go on the school band trip to England with her bestie in the fall. Then her archnemesis, Wesley, moves back to town and is all over Quinn's life—in band, with her friends, and even at her job at a medieval-themed restaurant. Quinn quickly plots to ruin Wesley's life by getting him fired, but the more time that they spend together, the more Quinn becomes confused about her feelings for him. Honeybourn's debut is everything readers expect and want from a lighthearted summer teen romance. Quinn and Wesley are fun, well-developed protagonists, and there is a full cast of interesting secondary characters, too. The book's even pacing will entice teens from the start and keep them reading. The plot is enjoyably predictable, with a few twists typical of the genre, and the story ties up neatly. VERDICT This pitch-perfect quirky summer romance is ideal for most collections.—Cyndi Hamann, Crystal Lake Public Library, IL


Praise for Wesley James Ruined My Life

"An easy, breezy, fun read." ―VOYA
“Quinn and Wesley are fun, well-developed protagonists, and there is a full cast of interesting secondary characters, too. The book’s even pacing will entice teens from the start and keep them reading…this [is a] pitch-perfect quirky summer romance.” ―School Library Journal
“The writing is excellent, pacing spot-on, and main character’s voice is sweet and funny.” ―Lisa Buscemi Reiss, reader on SwoonReads.com
Immensely readable, utterly charming and absolutely un-put-downable. The duality of Quinn longing to forget Wesley while hurting over being forgotten by her Gran was just beautiful. I got a little weepy. I'm not going to lie.” ―Jennifer McKenzie
“A cute and amusing read.” ―Chen Yan Chang, reader on SwoonReads.com
“Sweet, well written and utterly relatable.” ―Inna Hardison, reader on SwoonReads.com
“I liked the main character, Quinn―she was interesting, loyal and passionate. I was rooting for her the whole time and had to know how her story turned out. She was why I kept reading!” ―GoodGothGirlReads, reader on SwoonReads.com

About the Author

Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she'd have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter, and cat in a house filled with books. Wesley James Ruined My Life is her first novel.

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