Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Review: The Practice Date

The Practice Date - A Novelette

The Practice Date

By Victorine E. Leiske

Blurb: Jane’s been in love with her best friend Lance since they were kids. Best friend, that is, until he ditched her for the more popular crowd. What’s a computer nerd doing spending time with jocks anyway?

When he asks her for help getting a date to the prom with the most popular girl in school she almost tells him to take a flying leap. But she’d be spending time with him, teaching him to dance and he’d be holding her...that sounded like heaven.

So she says yes.

But how much practice can her heart take?
Genres: Chick-Lit, Realistic Fiction, Romance, YA

Published: June 21, 2011

Series: N/A

My Rating: 3.5 stars

This book is all a romance book should be; fun and satisfying, with an ending that gives you warm fuzzies. Unfortunately, it suffers from 'novella syndrome'; the plot goes by so fast that you cannot connect with the characters as much as you could in a regular sized book. Still, it was one of the better novellas I've read. I could still connect with Jane, just not as much as in a 200-300 page book.

I feel that this would have been even better if the author had decided to make it a novel. I would have liked to learn more about Lance's mom, and the romance would have been a bit more realistic. That's really my only complaint. This is still a great story for anyone who likes romance of YA.

To summarize; liked it, would have wanted a bit more pages. It was a fun little story!

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