Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.
Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.
Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.
Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal — even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.
The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life — and he’s completely clueless.
This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:
Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?
See that title?! It describes this book perfectly! This book is ADORKABLE!!!!
So good! It has some of my favorite tropes in romance – BFFs turned lovers and a fake relationship. Plus it has the most amazing pop culture and geeky references of all time!
I really liked the writing on this one. It’s smart, funny and witty. And did I say smart and funny?!
I loved both main characters. Sally was amazing, she knew who she was, and she was more than ok with it, and that is awesome. I mean, this girl switched to speaking german when she was nervous or upset, how cool is that? She only ever lacked the ability to put Hooker and her mom in place – but that wasn’t entirely her fault – and to even think it was possible for Becks to LIKE her for who she was… oh :(. Becks was seriously great but so scared :(. I loved how he was such a great friend to Sally, never questioning her decisions, and supporting her wholeheartedly, even when it broke his heart to do so. The boy was so in love with her from the get go, I don’t know how no one saw it!
Their friendship was seriously #goals! They had been BFFs since they were 7, and that friendship was an amazing constant in both their lives. But the romance? Oh boy! THAT was AWESOME! Becks was such a romantic guy, and he was so focus to show her how they would be great as a couple… too bad she never believed him…
I was surprisingly OK with the little love triangle that exists at some point in the book. Ash is always honest and upfront, and there is never any doubt that Sally loves Becks, and that he’s always her choice.
While Hooker, Sally’s BFF, was hilarious and fun, I thought that she took things a little too far. If someone did to me what Hooker does to Sally on a daily basis, I would flip! I loved Sal’s mom though, even though she would get into Hooker’s schemes way too often, she honestly just wanted her kid to be happy, and she wanted her to be happy with Becks, so point for her.
I honestly has a blast reading this book, and I loved all the X-Men, Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, …, references. They were so well done and well used, and they served to show not only Sally’s personality, but her connection to her 2 best friends.
I loved these two. They were such a great couple, and sweet, and hot, and I loved their story so much! And major points for young Becks that was totally smitten by young Sal… now go read this book!