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Feb 27

Mr. Popular by Nicole London Review

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3.5 Smooches

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Synopsis

Rule #1: Do not vote for Mr. Popular.
Rule #2: Do not talk to Mr. Popular.
Rule #3: (Most importantly, and above all) Do not fall for Mr. Popular…

Liam ‘Mr. Popular’ Carter will always be the closest thing to the “walking plague” in my eyes. His cockiness seeps through his every move, and no matter how many state championships he wins with the basketball team, he will forever be a “loss” to me.

Because he’s my older brother’s best friend, I’m forced to tolerate him, and he’s forced to tolerate me. In fact, unless my brother is around, we happily ignore each other every chance we get.

It wasn’t always this way, though…

Several summers ago, we both attended the same summer camp. A place we returned to year after year. We became friends–close friends, but right when I thought he could possibly turn into my everything, he made it clear that what we had was nothing.

Now that’s he’s a senior, and I only have to deal with him for one more year, I’ve vowed to keep repeating the same set of rules to myself. Especially since he seems so hell-bent on wanting to talk to me for some reason, and especially since he seems to be staring at me every time we’re in the same room together…

Rule #4: Always follow rules #1-3…
Rule #5: (OMG what the hell are you doing?) Do not KISS Mr. Popular…

Review

Mr. Popular is the second book by Nicole London and the first one I have read. It is a light and fun read. I love a brother’s best friend romance, it is one of my absolute favorite troupes and I after reading the blurb I was very excited to read Mr. Popular. Once it arrived on my kindle I dropped everything and started reading.

‘If I’m ever granted my wish of personally kicking one person off this planet, that person will definitely be Liam Carter.’

Mariah hates her brother’s best friend, Liam. They have a past and it is one she has a hard time moving on from. But despite all the animosity she has for him he can’t help but push her buttons at every chance he gets. Their back and forth resulted in some fun banter and some of my favorite parts of this story.

I did have a few issues with the book. I will warn you that it is mature YA and it is very much written for high schoolers. So if you don’t enjoy books with the characters ranging in age from eleven to eighteen then this might not be for you. I will also mention that the copy I received (just before release) had some timeline inconsistencies. I cannot say whether or not these were fixed in the published copy. Overall, this was an easy read that I read in a day. Nicole London has a lot of potential and I can’t wait to see what is coming next from her.

~miranda

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