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Review: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak


Genre: Young Adult Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Formats availablePaperbackKindle


“When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music.”

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara―even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.

Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver ― dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band ― when her sister could be dying of cancer?

MY RATING: 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚

They say to never judge a book by its cover, but I have a secret: I almost always do. I picked up The Heartbreakers because of the cute cover. That’s a method that has failed me several times in the past, but I’m pleased to say this was not one of them. This cute, quirky romance exceeded all my expectations and left me wanting more. I hope there is a sequel, and soon.

The story doesn’t just focus on the romantic tension between Stella and Oliver, instead giving equal if not greater attention to growing up, discovering personal passion, and the importance of family. All of the characters, even the minor ones, were very well developed, and I soon found myself attached to all of them. The dialogue was witty and realistic, the narrative introspective and charming. Ms. Novak earned one more fan tonight.

I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.



Olivia Ard is the author of women's fiction trilogy The Bennett Series and Readers' Favorite 5-Star recipient 'Tis the Season. She is pursuing a second degree in sociology. She and her husband JD live in Central Alabama, where they await their miracle baby's arrival this November with joyful expectation.

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