As you know if you’ve been reading our blog for awhile, is that I’m a big fan of contemporary books. I recently had to the chance to read and review three books written by Joanne Macgregor. She recently decided to bundle three of her books into one box set. Truly Madly Sweetly consists of her books Hushed, The Law of Tall Girls and Scarred. Today I am sharing my review for these three books!
Truly, Madly, Sweetly is a young adult contemporary romance collection that’ll hook your head, heart and funny-bone!
Includes 3 full stand-alone novels that deliver gripping stories with all the feels, plus sparkling dialogue, heart-wrenching romance and a good twist of humor. Over 300 rave reviews on the individual books!
Reviews Normally I split my reviews up into different categories, but because I’m reviewing three books in one post, I decided to give short reviews of each book!
Wow, this book was an emotional rollercoaster. This author isn’t afraid to touch subjects that are hard for people. Two people that suffered a tragedy get closer, but it’s not as perfect as it seems. I can’t say too much without giving any spoliers, but I couldn’t put this book down. Sloane and Luke have to learn to deal with what happened in their lives. Certain events leave scars and they have to give it a place in the way they live now. There was also a twist in this book I did not see coming and I loved that the author added it (if you read the book you will know what I’m talking about). It’s not only the kids at school that leave imprints.
This is a book I’ve seen a few times, but never got around to reading. I’m really happy that I finally did! This is the third book by Joanne McGregor that I’ve read and none have disappointed so far. I loved this in the first place, because it didn’t take place in the States, but in South Africa. Like every teenage girl, Romy has a crush on Logan, a popular actor at the moment. This was so relatable back to when I was that age. I felt bad for her as well, it’s hard to figure out what you want to do with your life. I love that this author has main characters who don’t only have the problem of what to wear the next day, but all have to discover something about themselves. This one was a little lighter than the two I have read. I loved all of the characters, except the director and Brittany, haha. This book proves that being in the right place at the right time can change your life in so many ways!
The Law of Tall Girls
If I’m completely honest, Peyton really annoyed me in the beginning, haha. I can understand that as a girl, when you’re really tall it can make you insecure. Most things aren’t made for the tall girls. Which is completely unfair. Another thing that annoyed me was how rude she was to her mother (I had a feeling there would be more to this story, but we had to wait for that, haha). While I think it’s wrong to bet money to see if someone can date (playing with feelings is wrong), this is an important journey for Peyton. Jay is her dream guy and he sees the real Peyton more than she realizes. He calls her out and makes her think about things. I love the journey Peyton goes through and how she makes it into something positive. Her best friend Chloe and the teas she made, actually made me smile. They all sounded really good. Jay made the list of book boyfriends!
All in all, three wonderful books! I love that this author writes about subjects not many YA authors write about. Joanne Macgegor is an amazing writer and I can’t wait to read more of her books. Have you read anything by this author? What did you think?