I read Always Never Yours back in the summer of 2018 and while I didn’t hate it or anything, I thought the pacing was off and the fact that everybody was cheating on everybody really bothered me. For that reason, I was really skeptical about If I’m Being Honest, but I saw so many glowing reviews of it that I had to give these authors another chance. I’m glad I did, because this book was very good.
First things first, let’s talk about Cameron. She’s definitely one of the best-written YA heroines I’ve read about in a very long time. She’s so complex, with really realistic problems and fears and growth. As the book begins, she’s an absolutely terrible person, but as the story continues, we start to see why and she slowly begins to change. And she’s not perfect! She wants to be better, but that doesn’t mean she just flips a switch and instantly transforms. Of all the books I’ve read dealing with this theme, I think this one handled it the best.
And it’s not one of my book reviews if we don’t talk about the romance, so let me just say that it was great. So cute. There was so much banter and so much chemistry. Cameron and Brendan have a history filled with a lot of negativity, but watching them overcome that just made me so happy.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Now I’ll just be over here waiting to get my hands on Time of Our Lives.
Have you read If I’m Being Honest? What’s your favorite YA contemporary romance?
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