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Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington never had to worry about money or where her next shopping spree was coming from. Even her dog ate gourmet. Then one day, Darcy’s car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite private school. As her father’s business hit the skids, Dad didn’t just skip town, he bailed on his family.
Fortunately, Darcy’s uncle owns a thrift shop where she can hide out from the world. There’s also Lucas, the wickedly hot fix-it guy she can’t stop crushing on, even if she’s not sure they’ll ever get out of the friend zone.
But it’s here among the colorful characters of her uncle’s world that Darcy begins to see something more in herself...if she has the courage to follow it.
"A promising debut featuring a crackerjack heroine who doesn't need a hero to complete her sweet, rambling quest." - Kirkus Reviews
Such an underrated cutie of a book! Absolutely loved the story, the characters, the whole atmosphere Lisa Brown Roberts created. A wonderful young adult book which deals with serious topics and the very hard process of growing up and being the "parent" to your own parents. Sometimes we h... ...more
Absolutely loved this!
Arc provided by Entangled Teen through Netgalley
Release Date: February 3rd 2015
I am not the most sentimental person in the planet.
In fact most people would probably just call me jaded... and that would be the nice ones.
I've almost stopped reading romances becaus... ...more
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First Impressions: Wow! I really didn't expect this book to be as great as it was! It was a poignant and unique coming of age story. Darcy really won me over - I didn't like h... ...more
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How (not) to Fall in Love is a very sweet and touching story about love, family, friendship, courage and finding yourself when your life is all but perfect. I really, really enjoyed this book!
How (not) to Fall in Love is about Darcy. Her dad is a se... ...more
“How (Not) to Fall in Love” is the perfect palate cleanser that mixes romance with deeper issues, making it light but intelligent. Part romance, part mystery, and part family drama, it covers quite a wide range of subjects.
All of the characters are wonderfully flawed and do not fall prey to stere... ...more
If I can gather my overwhelmed brain enough to review this, I will. For now, I will leave you with this 5 star rating as a clue and somewhat of a notice --> that I don't care about anything bad anyone has to say about it. I will blissfully ignore anything negative because this story... ...more
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How (Not) to Fall in Love is a coming-of-age story of a girl that found her true self in the least likely of places.
Darcy Covington has it all, money, a famous father, and a mother who enjoys the richness that money can buy. Bu... ...more
Nu er året selvfølgelig ikke så gammelt endnu, men How (not) to Fall in Love og Lisa Brown Roberts er i hvert fald med i opløbet om at være den bog der overraskede mig mest i løbet af 2015. Jeg gik i gang med den uden de helt store forventninger, men blev positivt overrasket undervejs. Selvom enk... ...more
Darcy is a girl in a serious bind. Her car is repossessed, her mother is distraught and her father, uber-positive celebrity life coach and motivational speaker Ty Covington, is gone. AWOL. Radio silent. The first few days are terrifying, but that doesn't even compare to the terror of realization... ...more
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Darcy Covington and I had a love-hate relationship all throughout the novel. She can be quite stubborn when she wants to – but one thing I love about this young girl is the strength of her character. The way she fought all her demons, went through all the trials fate has thrown h... ...more
Another fantastic contemporary win for 2015! How (Not) to Fall in Love was wonderful and substantiated my love, once again, for YA contemps. No wonder I read more in this genre than any other… it’s just so much fun! Easily my favorite. There’s nothing like engulfing yourself in a super... ...more
I loved this book! Darcy's dad is a wealthy, famous motivational speaker. The book starts with Darcy at her exclusive private school and a tow truck towing her car out of the parking lot in front of everyone. When her best friend confronts him, he yells that if the bills were paid, the car wouldn... ...more
I really went out of my comfort zone to read this book, but I am so glad I did!
How (Not) to Fall in Love is a contemporary YA about a girl whose life is turned upside down when her high profile father bails, leaving her and her mom with no money and limited options. The thing I really liked about... ...more
I loved everything about this debut novel; absolutely everything. From the first page I was pulled into this magnificent story about love, friendship, family and second chances. This story is 400 pages long, but was still a quick read for me.
The author did great job in just about everything. She... ...more
Amazing. I loved loved LOVED this novel! I loved how you see Darcy overcoming her family issues as the novel progresses, as well as the romance between Lucas and Darcy. They had so much chemistry I felt like I was falling in love with them! All of the characters are so lovable that I was crying a... ...more
It is impossible not to fall in love with How (not) to Fall in Love. This charming young adult novel is a beautifully written coming of age story that teaches some important life lessons without angst or drama. With a delightful cast of characters, a realistic plot and a sweet romance, it is a re... ...more
How Not To Fall In Love by Lisa Brown Roberts teeters on the edge of being New Adult, but still remains a Young Adult book. While I don't usually dip my toes into the younger waters, I did find this book to be enjoyable.
Darcy comes from a relatively wealthy family. She's in highschool and drives... ...more
I finished this book about 20 minutes ago and certain parts are still on my mind. You see the title and may assume that it is just another cliche contemporary romance. However, that is definitely not what you get here. The romance is definitely a second thought, not the major focus which was defi... ...more
Way better than her book "resisting the rebel" perhaps even better than "the replacement crush" though I think that one had more charm and this one had more conflict.
I ended up loving this. As someone who tends to not fall in love with cutesy contemporaries very easily, I was very surprised to realize how invested I was in this story and it's characters. I loved Darcy's voice as our narrator as the story went on, though at first she did come off as... ...more
I do have to get this out first - I absolutely hate the cover and the title of this book. The story has so much more to tell than what was chosen for the cover/title.
First, I love the way the romance was handled in this book. The way it was written, the way the two characters fell into it and k... ...more
(I was given an E-copy of this book from Entangled Teen to read and give an honest review, full review will be on my channel. Thank you Entangled Teen.)
I went into this book expecting a cutesy classic YA fluffy lighthearted contemporary that would give me the feels. But to my surprise, it was all... ...more
This book is just like eating your favourite Ben & Jerry's when you need it the most. Filled with a riveting romance, characters that are hard to not love and a storyline addictive and entertaining all in one, this book managed to get me out of my reading slump, gush at the lovely romance bet... ...more
Darcy is now included in the list of my favorite heroine! :) sometimes we never know how strong we are until we're pushed to our breaking point and its either we fly or fall flat on our face. And with Darcy, she flew! Her inner strength amazed me. This book for me isn't romantic in nature, althou... ...more