Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book Review: The Practice Date by Victorine E. Lieske

***--3 Stars.
From New York Times bestselling author of NOT WHAT SHE SEEMS.

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?

The Practice Date is a novelette, 11,000 words, 50 pages in paperback.

My review: Jane's friend and neighbor, Lance, has broken her heart. They used to hang out all of the time, but now that he's "in" with the popular crowd, she's history. She's also in love with him. When Lance asks Jane for help in training him to be the perfect date for a popular cheerleader, Jane jumps at the chance to spend time with Lance again. Even if it means having her heart broken again.

This was a short, cute, sweet (clean) story. Lance was pretty clueless, but that's probably pretty typical of the age. His reasoning for ditching his friend was kind of sad, but it did explain a lot. Still...if they were that good of friends, he should have told Jane.

Jane was pretty true to a teen girl--bending over backwards to spend a few precious moments with her out-of-reach crush.

I thought it was cute, but lacked depth, probably due to the length of the story.

Content: clean.

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