Source: Bought (B&N)
Megan is used to moving from place to place — it's typical for an army brat. But she drew the line at South Korea. She insists on staying in the States to finish her last two years of high school. So her parents made arrangements for Megan to live with their friends, the McGowans...and the McGowans' 7 sons.Turns out, living with 7 boys might as well be a foreign country! The boys are messy. They are cliquey (who knew?). And worst of all, two of the oldest boys are H-O-T. (A problem considering they are supposed to be Megan's "brothers.") Megan is definitely in enemy territory. She needs to win over the boys' hearts without totally crushing her own.And when Megan starts falling for one of them, sibling rivalry takes on a whole new meaning....What is a girl to do?
This book has been sitting on my shelf for more than 4 YEARS. How crazy is that? I really wish I would've read this book sooner because it's absolutely freaking adorable. The whole idea of a teenage girl having to move into a house full of a bunch of (cute) boys (some whom happen to be close to her age) really got me pumped. Who wouldn't be excited about that?! It's a total dream for most teenage girls.
Most of the time reading this book, it had me laughing out loud and gushing over how cute these McGowan boys were! I loved getting to know each of them and how there was more to them than just a cute face.
Was Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys a little fluffy? Yes. Predictable? Kind of. Was it hard to enjoy this book because of those qualities? PFT, NO!
What I liked most about this book is that it was such a breath of fresh air compared to all of the other books I've been reading lately. Why?
- Stand alone novel. This was a nice change of pace because there wasn't a huge cliffhanger where I felt forced to go buy the next book immediately.
- Light. I've also been reading quite a few books that make me cry like a wimp and make me seriously depressed. Don't get me wrong, I love a good cry now and then but sometimes all I was is some entertainment. I don't want every book I read to be life changing and magnificent.
- Contemporary. I really need to start reading more contemp books because there's so many different types of vampires, zombies, witches (etc.) that it's starting to confuse me!
I could probably put down about 10 more reasons why this book was such a breath of fresh air for me but 3 seems like a decent amount :) and if those reasons and my review doesn't get you to pick this book up, I don't know what will.