How to (Not) Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts

book review

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 5 Stars


How to (Not) Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts


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.

Synopsis from Goodreads


How to (Not) Fall in Love is one of my favorite books right now. It was so perfect in so many ways.

First of all, the plot was really great. It wasn’t one of those romance books where after the couple falls in love the story just ends and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. It also was not one of those romance books where the entire story is just about the couple, instead, How to (Not) Fall in Love had really interesting parts of the story about Darcy, the main character’s family, and just things that happened in her life that led up to her meeting Lucas. In fact, if she never faced certain problems in her life, she would have never met Lucas at all.

I definitely didn’t get bored with this story.

Darcy starts having family problems that seem to be constantly hitting rock bottom and not to mention taking a toll on Darcy’s heart. But when it looks like her dad had run away and never coming back, and her mom is falling apart, Darcy takes charge and hopes she can make everything better. And on top of everything, she is distracted by Lucas, who she can barely breathe around.

When she spends time with Lucas, she questions her belief that Lucas sees her just as a friend.

I’m now adding this to my mental list of top favorite books!

Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 Stars

Lucas is one of my favorite book boyfriends! He was absolutely perfect, can fix anything, is super sweet and caring. Darcy mentally calls him his Royal Hotness, with good reason. Lucas took Darcy’s breath away, but also mine.

Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars

This is very rare because only the best books give me a 5/5 butterfly rating! There were so many parts that I could not sit still because I was so excited for what would happen next.

Kayla’s Recommended Reading Age: 13+

For the recommended reading ages I found that Barnes and Noble said 13 years. I would


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