I just finished the last chapter of Sarah Adams’ book The Cheat Sheet and ran here to write about it, while everything is fresh in my memory.
I think this will be my smallest review because I don’t have much to say about this book. The Cheat Sheet is a contemporary romance book but I feel this is more like a fantasy! Why? Because both characters are so oblivious to everything. They love each other and everything they do and say screams ‘I love you, I want to see you naked’ and even then they are more than half of the book in the friend-zone! Whyyyy???
I’ve been accused of being very oblivious in life but even me (the most oblivious person) see all the little and big things, how could they not? And yeah, I know this is a book and everything should be multiplied by ten, every feeling, every signal… but this is too much! I found myself facepalming with some situations. At some point of the book, I was undoubtedly if we were dealing with grow up people or young adults! Some situations just screamed school drama…
For example, a team of full grow up mens that play football for living, came together to elaborate a plan (the so called cheat sheet) that consist of make out when the lights go out, use candles, and write a poem?
Those situations were needed to show Nathan’s plan to conquest Bree and honestly I liked the plan, they found themselves in some funny (or silly, depending on your taste) situations. It screams rom-com and I can see this as a movie!
Did I enjoy the book? Yes, I did. It made me smile and think about how impossible this would happen in the real world. But that’s the beauty of books, they tells stories that only live in our imagination.
Will I read it again? I don’t know, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad book. It’s just a type of book that for me is read one time and that’s it. I finished it with a big smile on my face and the spirit lighter!
I will leave this review with the synopsis of the book, according to the Goodreads…
“Hi, my name is Bree Camden, and I’m hopelessly in love with my best friend and star quarterback Nathan Donelson (so is half of America, judging by the tabloids and how much the guy dates). The first step is admitting, right? Except, I can never admit it to him because he clearly doesn’t see me that way, and the last thing I want is for things to get weird between us.
Nothing but good old-fashioned, no-touching-the-sexiest-man-alive, platonic friendship for us! Everything is exactly how I like it! Yes. Good. (I’m not crying, I’m just peeling an onion.)
Our friendship is going swimmingly until I accidentally spill my beans to a reporter over too much tequila, and now the world seems to think me and Nathan belong together. Oh, and did I mention we have to date publicly for three weeks until after the Super Bowl because we signed a contract with…oops, forgot I can’t tell anyone about that!
Bottom line is, now my best friend is smudging all the lines and acting very un-platonic, and I’m just trying to keep my body from bursting into flames every time he touches me.
How am I going to make it through three weeks of fake dating Nathan without anything changing between us? Especially when it almost-sort-a-kinda seems like he’s fighting for a completely different outcome?”
Have you read this book? What is your opinion about it?
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