Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Book Shelf: The Trouble with Flirting (The Trouble #2) by Rachel Morgan

Labelled a nerd for most of high school, Livi sees her first year of university as a chance to redefine herself. She can finally enter the popular crowd and maybe even land herself a super hot boyfriend.

But Livi’s about to discover that the price of popularity may be more than she’s willing to pay, and that what — and who — she wants most has always been right in front of her.

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The Trouble with Flirting is the second novel in Rachel Morgan’s Trouble series, and is a fun and flirty contemporary read that is sweet and endearing and impossible not to devour whole! 

The Trouble with Flirting introduces readers to Livi, a collage freshman who takes the opportunity to reinvent herself upon entering college. Having sported the “nerd” label throughout high school, Livi jumps at the chance to be a part of the popular crowd and score herself a hot boyfriend. Changing her appearance, attitude and actions sees Livi gain the popularity she’s always wanted but after a while she begins to wonder if it’s worth losing who she really is. Will Livi decide to be who she truly is? Or will she risk losing the person that’s been there the whole time…..

Rachel Morgan writes a very enjoyable read with The Trouble with Flirting. Solidly written, The Trouble with Flirting was a fun, flowing read that had plenty of humour, friendship and smile inducing moments. Livi had a really vibrant personality and her voice was an easy one to follow. As someone who loves her fair share of sci-fi and fantasy, I couldn’t help but love seeing Livi “geek-out” and fangirl over the things she loved. 

As someone at a point in her life when she’s just trying to determine who she is, Livi really was a down to earth, normal young woman who made some mistakes but ultimately learnt from them. Livi learnt some harsh truths that may seem obvious to us readers, but needed to be reached by our young heroine and The Trouble with Flirting sees this all happen in a sweet, endearing way that weaves romance and humour together beautifully. 

It’s fairly clear over the course of the story where Rachel Morgan is heading with Livi and Adam’s friendship, but that didn’t make it any less enjoyable it witness unfold. Adam truly was just an honest, genuinely good guy and the friend he is to Livi during the book was really sweet. Kind, caring but with a great personality and character Adam is certainly one geek I wouldn’t mind having for myself!  

There’s some great character development in this novel, as well as some fabulous characters themselves that support Livi. People aren’t always what you expect and with Morgan throwing a wrench into Livi’s life in the form of Andi, I’m really excited over the prospect of reading Andi’s story next!

The Trouble with Flirting was a fabulous fresh summer read that with its clean lines, easy romance and endearing characters is just what you need to pass an afternoon. Highly recommend! 

Source: Sent for review by the author (Thank you Rachel!)
Format: Kindle ebook
Buy it: The Book Depository | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
My Recommendation: This is a fantastic fun contemporary read!
Cover: I think it's very cute
Will I read sequel/continue with series: Yes. Looking forward to reading more!

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