Monday, April 19

Swoon At Your Own Risk


By Sydney Salter

Summary: You’d think Polly Martin would have all the answers when it comes to love—after all, her grandmother is the famous syndicated advice columnist Miss Swoon. But after a junior year full of dating disasters, Polly has sworn off boys. This summer, she’s going to focus on herself for once. So Polly is happy when she finds out Grandma is moving in—think of all the great advice she’ll get. But Miss Swoon turns out to be a man-crazy sexagenarian! How can Polly stop herself from falling for Xander Cooper, the suddenly-hot skateboarder who keeps showing up while she’s working at Wild Waves water park, when Grandma is picking up guys at the bookstore and flirting with the dishwasher repairman? No advice column can prepare Polly for what happens when she goes on a group camping trip with three too many ex-boyfriends and the tempting Xander. Polly is forced to face her feelings and figure out if she can be in love—and still be herself.

My Thoughts:
We meet Polly aka Pollywog who has too many ex-boyfriends. She has went through guys fast mostly because she adjusts her life to match theirs. If they like cars, she likes cars. We also meet a few of her ex-boyfriends and the ex-boyfriend who drives her bonkers named Sawyer. Polly has a summer job at the pool with Sawyer and everyday he makes her life rough bossing her around calling her pollywog (which she does not like). Her family is struggling financially so she has to keep the job at the pool. Her grandmother also comes to stay with them and throughout the book we realize that Polly has a lot of daddy issues. We also meet Xander, the boy that has always lived on her street. I liked him from the get go and I wanted Polly to date him even though she has sworn off boys. They all end up on a camp trip! Read the book if you want to know what happens on the trip! The beginning of the book was a little bit slow but it does pick up. I think the difficult thing was getting to know each boyfriend and trying to keep their names straight. Other than that, even though it starts off slow, don't quit reading. If you need a break, just take a break and continue on. There are laugh out loud moments, and aww moments. For example, when he licks the ice cream off her chin. Made Me Swoon!


Overall: Liked it. I really enjoyed reading about Penny and I liked the advice column from her grandma. I also really liked Xander.

Cover: I like the cover. Like how we can see Penny and the swimming pool.

What I'd Give It:

5 comments:

elizabeth said...

Thanks for the review :) I have been looking to read this book.

Morgan said...

Wow, this book sounds amazing. I've been wanting to read this for a long time but haven't gotten a chance to run out and buy it yet. Great review, I'm really looking forward to the icecream part, lol.

Lisa R said...

Sounds like a fun read with lots of laughs. I love those feisty Grandmas and their advice.

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Nice review, this book was pretty cute!

GABY said...

I loved this book :)

 

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