Somethin’ About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale

Blurb:

Banner Spurlock knew the moment that he walked into Kilgore High School and saw Perry Street that life was about to get interesting.

Forced to move due to a problem at home, a problem in the form of his ex-best friend hating him for something that Banner’s father did, Banner doesn’t think very much could improve in his life.

He left his status as king of Benton High School behind and moved to a new school where not only would he have to try out for a new football team and prove himself, but he’d also have to find a place for himself in the hierarchy.

Only, the moment that he arrives, he knows that finding a place for himself won’t be too hard. Especially when his reputation follows him all the way to Kilgore, Texas.

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Perry Street hates school. She hates her peers—most of them anyway—and she hates her classes. All she wants to do is finish her senior year, graduate, and find a place that will give her a full scholarship so that she doesn’t have to be stuck here forever.

That’s her goal, anyway.

Then she walks into first period, on her first day of her senior year, and sits down. Seconds later, he walks in and changes every single plan she’s ever made.

It isn’t long before Perry starts to fall for the bad boy who doesn’t care who he does and doesn’t impress. The boy makes her heart flutter. The boy makes her want things that she’s never wanted before. Not ever.

The boy brings trouble with him that nearly kills her.

My Review:

Somethin' About That BoySomethin’ About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m going to begin by saying that I usually don’t read YA romance. It’s just not my thing. But. This is LLV, and I couldn’t not read it. However skeptical I was, I just knew it would be worth reading. Even though this isn’t her norm, she Blew It Out Of The Water!!!! Banner and Perry’s story made me want to start all over again as soon as I finished reading it!

Banner is a typical teenager, with some not so typical problems. He does his best to handle it on his own, but it’s led to him beginning his senior year in a new school, away from all of his friends. He isn’t sure what to expect, exactly, but he knows he has to deal with it and plans to make the best of it. First day, one glimpse of Perry, changes everything!

This book is totally a stand alone, but is connected to books from previous series, mostly through family connections. I loved catching up with much loved characters from some of my favorite books, but this story shines through those connections. Even without those special touches I’ve come to love from LLV, this is such an amazing book. As much as I usually avoid YA books, I’m kind of hoping for stories from the rest of Banner & Perry’s friends!

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