Cover Reveal! NINJA GIRL by Cookie O’Gorman

Ninja Girl
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 30th 3017
Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But when Girls Night rolls around, Snow decides to prove to her friends (and herself) that she’s not just some boring tomboy. Impulsively, she kisses a hot stranger and even manages to escape his two security guards.
One stolen kiss…
Ash Stryker’s senior year sucks. His politician father pulled him out of Chariot High, separating him from his championship-winning soccer team. Now he’s stuck at a prissy private school with no friends, no team and no chance of being scouted. On top of that, thanks to the death threats his dad’s received, Ash has a security tail aka professional babysitters. When the mystery girl from the movies shows up at his school, rappelling from the rafters, Ash knows one thing: he won’t let her get away again.
One interesting job proposition…
After a seemingly random attack, Ash’s mother surprises everyone. She hires Snow to be Ash’s personal bodyguard until after the election. But can Snow’s kick-ass skills hold up against the rising threats to Ash’s family? More importantly, can Ash convince his ninja girl to screw ethics and kiss him again?
Opposites attract in this YA romance where a smooth talker meets his match in the tough girl who (literally) sweeps him off his feet. Moral of the story:
Sometimes even bad boys need a bodyguard.
 
About the Author:

Cookie O’Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her debut novel ADORKABLE is out now!

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New Release Review and Giveaway! ADORKABLE by Cookie O’Gorman

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Adorkable
by Cookie O’Gorman

Release Date: March 31st 2016

 

Summary:

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:
Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

 

Review:

This was a cute story–the typical in-love-with-your-best-friend-when-you’re-on-the-geeky-and-awkward-side-but-he’s-a-hot-stud kind of a book.

First off–I really liked Becks, even though his actual name–Baldwin Eugene Charles Kent–is less than stellar. (Come to think of it, a lot of the names in this book are pretty bad–Sally Spitz and Hooker, whose first name is Lillian even though Sally never uses it, especially.) Becks himself, though, is a pretty great guy, if one can get past his love-them-and-leave-them tendencies. (Which he kind of has an excuse for later on, though I’m not 100% sure I buy it. But it’s a sweet sentiment anyway.) At least he’s all kinds of faithful to his bestie, Sally, and when they’re together–as friends, while faking it, and while they’re not–they are adorable.

Sally is a puzzle at times–why the breaking out in German? it’s a weird quirk, and I don’t get why she had it, though it’s obvious why it was needed later on–but she’s not hard to like either. Given the fact that she’s got all kinds of guys telling her she’s cute and hot in the book, it’s a bit puzzling why she’s in the dilemma she is at the beginning, but I was willing to go with it.

I was less than fond of Sally’s other best friend, Hooker (ugh, that name!), and the role Sally’s mom had in the whole matchmaking-for-Sally scheme. I don’t really understand why it’s so crucial for a high school senior to have a significant other, and wasn’t crazy about all the subterfuge the two of them engaged in to get her to go out with so many guys. It just didn’t feel necessary. (In real life. Obviously it’s necessary for the plot of the story.)

I found myself wishing that Becks and Sally had sat down and had a real conversation about their relationship way before they actually did, but them not doing so earlier led up to a really cute ending which leaves you with the warm fuzzies, so…all’s well, and all that.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author:cookie o'gorman

Cookie O’Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her debut novel ADORKABLE will be released in 2016.

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