I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was the third book I read by this author and so far it’s my favorite.
So basically I loved everything about this book. Even the dedication page. Smith writes, “Dedicated also to all of my celebrity crushes. Here’s hoping that none of them ever read it.” I literally laughed out loud when I read that.
I loved the fangirl aspect of Delaney. It made her so relatable, especially the whole writing fan fiction about your celebrity crush thing. Because yes, I have done that too. Many times. About multiple celebrities.
Moving on, I loved the friendship between Delaney and Gemma. They balanced each other out nicely.
The guys in this book were absolutely swoon worthy. Colin and Benjamin were both really hot but also really sweet, which is just the perfect combination.
I enjoyed how the author referenced her other works, Boy Band and Cemetery Tours. Those were really fun Easter eggs to find.
There was one quote I really liked. It’s when Delaney is exploring a castle and she says, “I’m thinking about magic. Not the fairy tale kind of magic…but the magic that we, as humans, typically overlook. Because it’s everywhere. It exists in everything. It exists in books and in castles, in forests and in mountains. It guards secrets and guides spirits and reassures time and time again that there is more to our existence than we could ever hope to know” (281-282). I just thought that was a really nice reminder to stop every once and while and just appreciate the vast world around us.
As I was reading this, I couldn’t help but think that this would make a great romantic comedy movie. It has all the ingredients. A funny yet relatable lead. A sassy sidekick. Drop dead gorgeous guys. A stunning location. Just picture it.
Overall, I have nothing but good things to say about this book. If you like rom-coms, you’ll love this.