I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She’s for sure going to Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation-magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

SOURCE:  ARC via publisher for review (Thank you!)

Character Highlights:

Desi:  Bless this girl because I don’t think I’ve read a character that was so put together and knew what she was going to do with her life career wise but be so completely helpless in another area.  I love that she tried to apply her school logic to love though.  Completely adorable.

Overall Thoughts:

She had an absolutely lovely support system.  A great set of friends and one of my favorite YA dads in quite a while.  (Seriously, he was so cute and patient with Desi on everything.)

I did have one issue with this book, Desi’s single-minded tunnel vision.  While it was funny at points it was very disturbing how easily she was open to endangering lives.  I know that is more the adult in me reading this as most kids find themselves invincible but the life threatening aspects took away from the funny of the book and downgraded my rating a bit.

Overall it was a quick and light read and a perfect read for the contemp fans!

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3/5

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