Monday, March 04, 2013

Review- The Perfect Guy by Ann Herrick

Goodreads Summary:

Can Rebecca turn her new stepbrother into her new love?

When Rebecca's mother marries Pres's father, Rebecca is sure that living in the same house with the guy of her dreams will have its perks and it will be just a matter of time before Pres sees her as more than a kid sister. Even though her best friend, Celeste, warns her to face reality, Rebecca doesn't listen. She thinks Pres is the perfect guy for her. But Celeste's brother, Josh, has been friends with Pres for years, and Celeste thinks she knows what she's talking about. 

Rebecca's not so sure about her relationship with her new stepfather. She knows he can't replace her real dad, but she thinks she can break through his cool surface by helping him with the school play. 

But things don't go as planned, and as friendships start to change, Rebecca faces surprising truths about herself and her friends. Will she find happiness in her new family and find The Perfect Guy?


*NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of The Perfect Guy from author Ann Herrick in exchange for an honest review. We thank Ann for the book! 

The Perfect Guy was an extremely cute and jolly read that I completely relished. It is the kind of story that has a feel good effect that doesn't just come at the end but starts at the beginning, continues throughout and lasts until the very end. 
An absolutely lovely story of two brother and sister duos who also happen to be best friends, 
The Perfect Guy is a perfectly lighthearted and casual read or better yet, it's a short and sweet read that will have you smiling. 
In her head, Rebecca knows who the perfect guy is for her. This guy, Pres, also happens to be her new step brother. Rebecca looks at her mom's marriage to Pres' dad Bill as a way to get closer to Pres. Only Rebecca doesn't know that all along her heart has already been swept away by someone.  
Rebecca was genuine. She was a really sweet girl who was confused about her feelings and watching her got back so many of my own teenage memories. 
Pres was a great guy. He was smart and sweet. He and Rebecca shared a very nice relationship. I loved how they saw each other as good friends, took their parents marriage with good spirit, adjusted well to the newness of it all and enjoyed their new family life. Their relationships with their respective parent and step-parent were also very good. 
Rebecca's best friend Celeste and her big brother Josh who happens to be Pres' best friend were two really adorable people. Celeste was a practical girl who tried to keep her best friend's feet firmly planted on the ground and helped her see how Rebecca was just living in a fantasy land of her own. 
Josh was an absolutely awesome guy. He was kind, protective and really funny. I loved his relationship with his sister and Rebecca. He was just too cute. 
I've always enjoyed books that revolve around plays and in 
The Perfect Guy as well, there is a school play going on which celebrates 350 years of Sandy Cove, the place in which the story takes place. 
Author Ann Herrick has written an absolutely wonderful and enjoyable Young Adult novel. 
 Her writing is smooth and simple. 
It had been a long time since I read a good, clean, simple and sweet YA novel and I'm glad I read The Perfect GuySweet characters and an even sweeter story along with a perfect, practical and happy ending make The Perfect Guy a sugary read that is wonderfully pleasant and leaves you feeling good. 



  1. This sounds like it would be a great pick-me-up story! Really ideal if you are ever looking for a sweet, easy story to read when you are down. I'll definitely have to keep this in mind for that reason! The characters sound perfect. Thanks for this review, Sarika!!

    1. It's exactly what you said! It's a really sweet and easy read. I hope you get to read it sometime, Aylee! Thank you! :)

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