Thursday, 25 July 2013

Series Spotlight: Girl Heart Boy by Ally Cronin.

When the Girl Heart Boy series by Ali Cronin launched last year with No Such Thing as Forever, the blurb promised Real Love. Real Lives. The Real Thing. And, boy, has this series delivered. Following the lives of six teens in their final year at school, the Girl Heart Boy series has fast become one of my favourites with a cast of down-to-earth and often characters that get into all manner of often hilarious situations. The Girl Heart Boy series is all about friendship, but tough topics are tackled and there's lots of relationship drama too. Also, while this might be YA, it's definitely at the upper end of the YA spectrum i.e. lots of steamy sexytimes are contained within the pages of this series!  In fact, if you're a fan of 'New Adult' then I think this just might be the series for you. Saying that, this series is better than most of the 'NA' stuff I've read.

The final book in the series You and Me Always is out on August 1st in ebook format (paperback to follow in October) so I decided to do a round up/spotlight feature here instead of reviewing each book individually.

The series opens at the start of the school year with No Such Thing as Forever, which sees Sarah dishing the details on her hot holiday fling, Joe.  Sarah is convinced that summer love can last into winter, but her friends Ashley (the player) and Donna (the party girl) are not so sure.  Ashley and Donna know that guys are usually just out for one thing. They don't want Sarah to get hurt, but they know that she has to find out about love the hard way...and then there's Ollie. He's Sarah's BFF, but does he want to be something more?

 Ashley is a player. A total love them and leave them type. Ashley has one night stands and makes no apologies for it.  But lately she's been getting a little tired of getting drunk and hooking up with random guys - especially when it turns out that they already have girlfriends. Ooops! Also, Rumour Has It that she's got her eye on shy guy Dylan, but he doesn't seem to notice her at all. Well, sometimes he does, and then sometimes he just ignores her.  Could it be that Dylan is turned off by Ashley's 'love 'em and leave 'em' reputation?

Cass has been with Adam since forever. Well, ever since she was fifteen. None of her friends can stand Adam, and truth be told, he's not so big on them either. A straight A student with a wonderful future ahead of her, Cass knows she's going to have to start putting herself first if she wants to get ahead. But how do you say goodbye to the only guy you've ever loved? And then there's her friend Jack, who makes no secret of the fact that he's totally into her. Three's a Crowd, and it's also causing Cass major stress...

Donna is a no nonsense party girl. She doesn't let others see the real her because she doesn't want to get hurt. And she's okay with not having a boyfriend - really, she is. After a bad experience Donna is convinced that nobody will ever love her, but when she starts flunking English and has to hire a tutor to she's about to learn some Lessons in Love. Will seems perfect for Donna and all her friends love him, but maybe he's too perfect. Could it be, in fact, that he's keeping some pretty big secrets from Donna?

Ollie is a one-night-stand kind of guy. For reasons he doesn't want to go into (because they are complicated and embarrassing) he doesn't do relationships. Lately, though, Ollie's been thinking about his best friend Sarah a lot, and in a light bulb moment, he realises that She's the One. Sarah is special to Ollie: his best girl friend, and now something more. He doesn't want to mess this up, because if he does, he'll lose everything. Guess what: Ollie just messed up. Big time.


I hope I've got some of you interested in this because I can't recommend this series highly enough. If you're looking for a great series of relationship drama, friendship and fun to read in the summer sun, then this one is for you.

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  1. ChristinaBookAddict25 July 2013 at 12:58

    ohh! This is a new-to-me series that I should definitely check out. I love the covers and the blurbs give off a summer vibe. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Leanna!

  2. daisychainbooks25 July 2013 at 19:57

    It's such a fun series, Christina. The books are really quick reads and perfect for summer. :)

  3. I remember seeing these in Waterstones but I've never really seen anyone review them before. I think I would have loved them as a teen, but possibly they're not my thing now

  4. daisychainbooks26 July 2013 at 08:55

    I haven't seen a whole lot of reviews around either, which is a shame, as it's a really good series. I'd love to see the characters followed into college/uni after school -- I think that would work really well for this series!


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