Monday 15 January 2018

Swept Off my Feet Review

Why my life sucks
by Geri Lazaro

1. My dad left when I was a kid.
2. My mom is in love (insert eye roll).
3. With a guy who is like 10 years younger than her!
4. My friends think he’s hot. (Gross)
5. I love ballet but our dance studio has a leak and we have to dance in this smelly studio that doubles as an aikido dojo.
6. There’s this Dojo guy who thinks the studio belongs to him.
7. Friends think Dojo guy is cute. (Ew.) (Okay, objectively maybe but still, ew.)
8. I’m failing algebra.
9. Need to quit either basketball or ballet. Or both.
10. Dojo guy keeps showing up! (Fine, he does aikido in the same building but whatever.)
11. Dojo guy is asking me to dance with him. And maybe he is as cute as my friends say.
12. I don't know what to do anymore! 

Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of One Crazy Summer, What’s in your Heart, Only A Kiss, When Sparks Fly, All That Glitters, and Someday With You. She has also written several short stories. Among them are “Plain Vanilla,” “A Captured Dream,” one of the four short stories in Sola Musica: Love Notes from a Festival, “Things I’ll Never Say,” part of the Summit Books anthology Coming of Age, and “Before the Sun Rises,” part of the Ateneo University Press anthology Friend Zones. 

She is the former editor-in-chief of Candy and K-Zone magazines and a former high school and college English and Literature teacher. She is also a wife and mom who lives in the Philippines with her husband and two little girls. Her books are available digitally on Amazon and

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4 out of 5 Stars

This book was well written, and I liked it. The story was enjoyable with enough teenage drama and romance to appeal to the YA audience.  I wasn’t fond of the drama but this is a personal preference not in any way a problem with the book itself. The situations the characters found themselves in, and their reactions, were believable and in some cases completely understandable.

I enjoyed all the little details that were included in the book, allowing you to feel as if you were experiencing the environment around them... and now I am craving a Mango smoothie.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a clean YA romance with a dash of drama. There are no warnings, no bad language, and the most you get is a few kisses. I would be completely comfortable giving this to any teenager even down to the younger age group.

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