Friday, 13 February 2015

Promposal by Rhonda Helms

Sponsored post: received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon & Schuster and Edelweiss.
Blurb (from Goodreads)
promposal (n.)--an often public proposal, in which one person asks another to the prom, eliciting joy or mortification.

Camilla can't help hoping her secret crush, Benjamin, might randomly surprise her out of the blue with a promposal. However, when she's asked to prom by an irritating casual acquaintance--wearing a fancy tux and standing in front of a news crew--she's forced to say yes. Yet all hope's not lost. A timely school project gives Camilla a chance to get closer to Benjamin...and it seems like the chemistry between them is crackling. But is she reading into something that isn't there?

Joshua, Camilla's bestie, has been secretly in love with his gay best friend, Ethan, since middle school. Just as he decides to bite the bullet and ask Ethan if he'll go to prom with him, even if just as friends, he gets a shocking surprise: Ethan asks Joshua for help crafting the perfect promposal--for another guy. Now Joshua has to suppress his love and try to fake enthusiasm as he watches his dreams fall apart...unless he can make Ethan see that love has been right in front of his eyes the whole time.

The road to the perfect promposal isn't easy to navigate. But one thing's certain--prom season is going to be memorable.

Promposal by Rhonda Helms

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Promposal(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon & Schuster and Edelweiss.)

This was an okay story, but I ended up finding the very notion of a ‘promposal’ to be pretty cringe-worthy.

Camilla and Joshua were both okay characters. I felt quite sorry for Camilla and the way that Zach ambushed her and asked her to prom, and the situation that Joshua found himself in wasn’t much better!

The storyline in this was okay, but I did find it quite cringe-worthy at points. I found the whole idea of a promposal pretty embarrassing, and I am so glad I never had to attend a prom. I couldn’t quite believe how over-the-top people were, and how seriously they took the whole thing! I mean really? I just don’t get why a stupid high-school dance is so important?
There was romance in this, but I didn’t really get into it.

The ending to this was okay, but I was pretty glad that the book was over really.
Overall; a little cringe-worthy!
6 out of 10.

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