Sunday, 26 April 2015

Book Review: Camp Boyfriend by J.K Rocks

Camp Boyfriend by J.K Rocks
Published by Spencer Hill Press
I received this book courtesy of the publisher.
The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.

They said it couldn't be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren's nerves and she can't wait to return to summer camp where she's valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she's broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn't even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.

But Matt isn't giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn't really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she's more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren's friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she's changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?
Lauren Carlson spent years being a space nerd and enjoying it only to have a full makeover after moving across states to Texas and becoming one of the popular girls. After getting sick of the fake feeling about her life and friends Lauren is really looking forward to going but to the summer camp she’s gone to for year. Camp Juniper Point has always been Lauren’s favourite place where she can constantly be herself and she’s really looking forward to that again after a trying year. Not to mention that Laurens camp boyfriend (ie they only date when at camp) Seth will be there and this year she hopes to make the relationship last longer than the last day. As always things don’t go down the way Lauren planned and this is where the love triangle comes into play.

I didn’t really have high expectations where it came to this book if I’m being honest. I love a good romance but I’ve come to despise the typical insta-love meets love triangle troupe that honest just makes me want to slam my head against the wall. Thankfully even though there is a love triangle in this book there is no insta-love both sides of the triangle know each other well.

I don’t really have a lot to say about this book all in all it wasn’t the best best thing I’ve ever read or the worst it fell solidly in the middle ground. Nothing really stood out to me, I liked all the characters but they weren’t memorable, the writing was fine but not beautiful like some books are and the romance was just sweet. The only thing I can really say is that the ending felt a little rushed compared to the rest of the book, which was quite evenly paced and just trotted along. I did like most of all from this book that I wasn’t sure who I wanted to get with Lauren more, nature boy Seth or deeper than he seemed Matt.

All in all if you are looking for something cute and fluffy that wont tug on the heartstrings or leave unanswered questions then this could be the book for you. I would recommend it to a friend if they wanted that.

 photo copyright.jpg
blogger template by envye