To be honest, I’m struggling to describe the set-up of Life is Like a Parade — so here’s the blurb I was given from NetGalley (who kindly gifted me this ebook so I could slate it).
“After twenty-seven months in the Peace Corps, the droll hero of this amusing tale returns home with one simple thing on his mind – he’s determined to kiss a girl. And not just any girl or any kiss, but an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime first kiss with Mandi, his beautiful next door neighbor. The fun mix of tension, humor, and life lessons in this heartfelt romance will appeal to readers of all ages.”
Self-proclaimed nerd Sally Spitz is sick of blind dates. Between her Mom and best friend constantly setting her up against her will, Sal has learned to perfect the art of scaring men away on the first date. There’s only one guy she wants — Becks, her life-long BFF.Read More
Continuing on from The Year I Became Isabella Anders is the novel The Year of Falling in Love. Finding yourself and falling in love? It’s a big year for Isa, who has the lust-of-her-life Kyler crushing on her. While she searches for answers about who her mother is and where she could be, Kai and Isa become so inseparable that Kyler becomes jealous. To make matters worse, Isa’s parents plan to send her to a reform school after she’s just started to fit in where she is.
As the first part of an ongoing series, The Year of Isabella Anders is a novel to avoid. The synopsis led me to believe that this could be a sweet, standalone romance novel. Instead, we’re given a dragged out, unstructured mess.