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Sunday, February 14, 2016

In Real Life by Jessica Love

Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.

There's just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she's supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

Hannah's surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real Nick can't be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then. @goodreads




I enjoyed this book. I will admit I wanted to smack people about a hundred times in the book, but that's normal. :-)

Nick and Hannah have been best friends forever! Nick calls Hannah, Ghost. I think that's a cool nickname, but it's because they have been best friends all of these years but it's been online, or txting, chatting, video message, you name it!

You can tell they both have feelings for each other but don't want to tell the other one. One of them gets drunk one night and tells the other how they feel. You know... that drunk thing.. tell all your secrets. Anyway! The other one thinks, oh they are just drunk talking and it's not real and I'm telling them I don't like them that way.

So, it's spring break and Hannah decides, I'm going to Las Vegas to see Nick. She tells her older sister Grace and her best friend Lo, they are very excited for this and since the sisters parents are out of town they just take off.


Oh, and Nick says he's in a band with his brother, but they find out that is not true. Hannah is stunned when the girls get there to surprise Nick at one of their gigs and he has a girlfriend. Yeah, he failed to mention to Hannah, who is his best friend, that he has had a girlfriend for 3 months and some other things she finds out he has lied about.

Well, Hannah's sister and best friend have a great time with boys from the band and such and sort of leave Hannah to fend for herself with Nick and his girlfriend Frankie. She is a nice person in the book though.

There are a lot of ups and downs in the book, people don't want to be real with each other, people act stupid with each other, but in the end it all comes together. And even though there are a lot of negative reviews I'm seeing on Goodreads, I'm glad I read it because we can't always think the same. I also like going into goofy teenage heads from time to time, I used to be one a million years ago. :)

So we do have a sort of happy ever after! Things seem to work out for a few people in the book.


*I would like to thank Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.* 






  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who wanted to smack some of the characters. I enjoyed this one too (3 stars), but it wasn't something I think everyone needs to read. The writing was good. It definitely elicited emotion from me since I wanted to scream at Hannah to just say what she was feeling already. Ultimately, I wanted a little bit more from this story.

    1. I know Kate, I wanted to strangle Hannah to just yell it out already if nothing else. I still enjoyed it, but yes, it could have used a little bit more.