One Of The Guys by Lisa Aldin
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a lady while the guys move on without her.
Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni’s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine’s Rent-A-Gent Service.
But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.
My Thoughts: Seriously, One Of The Guys was cuteness overload! But in a good way! I knew this one would be right up my alley, I just knew it!
We are introduced to Tonya, aka Toni. Toni is a major tomboy! She burps, and just hangs out with guys. She has a set of friends who are guys! A few of them actually! She fits right in with them! I want to go on and on on each guy but at the same time, I want you to get this one and read about each guy and get to know them on your own! They are each so unique!
Well, Toni gets into some trouble and has to switch schools. She ends up at an all girl school. I’m glad she meets a friend who's a girl. I’m glad she still gets to keep her guy friends too. But, things are changing fast. The guys are pulling away from her, and she gets a great idea to get them all back together. She starts a rent a gent service. The girls at her new school can rent her guys friends for a night. Everybody wins! How awesome! I loved this. I loved seeing the fake dates and I loved seeing Toni set everything up, along with her new girl friend of course!
I loved the monster hunting, and the mountain dew drinking, and her basketball shorts. I just loved it.
But most of all, I loved Micah. Oh Micah! He was such a great character and neighbor (hehe). I loved all the scenes with him the most, rather he was fake dating or just hanging out with Toni. He was sweet yet mysterious, yet I loved everything about him! I liked her other guy friends too but Micah made the story so much better for me.
I really loved the plot of this one and the characters! I also loved how she related to each of her guy friends and they got her.
Overall: Such a cute novel! If you like contemps you must read this one quick! Or if you're doing the debut author challenge, read it! Add it to your list! Such a cute and funny story!
Cover: Love it! She’s just chillin with her friends! Cute!
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