“A romantic hero’s journey with a happy ending that will leave you smiling and swooning… I loved it!” —Adam Silvera, #1 New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End
In this hilarious and heartfelt debut novel, an aspiring screenwriter learns sometimes love has its own script.
Harry wants nothing more than to write Hollywood screenplays. He knows the first step toward achieving that goal is winning a screenwriting competition that will seal his admission into the college of his dreams, so he’s determined to spend his summer free of distractions—also known as boys—and finish his script. After last year, Harry is certain love only exists in the movies anyway.
But then the cause of his first heartbreak, Grant, returns with a secret that could change everything—not to mention, there’s a new boy in town, Logan, who is so charming and sweet, he’s making Harry question everything he knows about romance. As he tries to keep his emotions in check and stick to his perfect plan for the future, Harry’s about to learn that life doesn’t always follow a script.
“Fresh, funny, and full of heart… The perfect summer romance!” —Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Take Me Home Tonight
🔸 summer romance🔸
🔸last summer before college🔸
🔸 beach town in Florida🔸
🔸 some heavy topics discussed 🔸
This is a perfect summer book! It’s the kind of book I would take to the beach, and read while enjoying the sun! This is a Young Adult/ New Adult rom-com with some cute characters and charming moments. I would give the disclaimer that I’m not a teen and I still really enjoyed this. I’m not one of those people who think that YA is just for teens!
Harry is facing down an important summer. He’s got a job, he’s getting over a breakup with a boyfriend who didn’t even tell him he was leaving town and there’s a deadline for a screenwriting scholarship looming.
There are three young guys in Harry’s life. Grant, the ex who broke Harry’s heart has reappeared, still adorable and charming, and still with a father who has connections in Hollywood. A new guy named Logan is playful and sweet and definitely catches Harry’s eye. Foster is also on the sidelines, a laid-back surfer dude that Harry once hooked up with and now seems to be showing there is more to him than meets the eye.
What I liked most about this story was that it sank me back into my summer memories. Summer is different than any other time of year when you’re young. It’s full of promise, tricky decisions, spur of the moment choices. It’s packed with first kisses, lingering crushes, learning what truths to tell, losing people and meeting new people. All of that is in this book, and I enjoyed it.
I loved how the author really fleshed out the relationships in this book. Harry is working out a lot of things and I really found his brain entertaining. Sometimes life isn’t straightforward and we make mistakes before we really see them coming. No one in this story is perfect and I liked that.
Definitely would recommend it to fans of Robbie Couch, Phil Stamper, and Brian Zepka.
Things You May Want To Know: Please be aware, that I’m by no means an expert on what may or may not have the potential to disturb people. I simply list things that I think a reader might want to be aware of. In this book: (SPOILERS) infidelity, lying, supporting character with Alzheimer’s, vomiting, drinking and intoxication, keeping secrets from best friends (that could seriously affect their lives)
I received an ARC of If You Change your Mind by Robby Weber from Inkyard Press via Edelweiss in exchange for an unbiased review.