Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Longtime (and at one point illegal) Crush: A Review

Description (goodreads):

From the day Elsie’s older brother brought his friend Kye McBride over to their house, Elsie adored him. When she was eight, she secretly blew kisses to him. When she was twelve, she sat on the stairs unnoticed and watched him escort another girl to prom. When she was a senior in high school, she walked into math class and found out he was her new math teacher.

With that much emotion fueling her, things were bound to go wrong. And they did. Elsie not only spent the last two weeks of school avoiding him, she turned avoiding-Kye-at-all-costs into her life-long philosophy.

Now three years have passed and Elsie has come home for her brother’s wedding. She’s got to face Kye-–hopefully without getting crushed again.

My Review:

This was such a great short, little novella. This semester has been a really trying one, hence my absence on the visiting blogs. All the reviews I've been posting are books I read over my semester break. But, I was able to read this cute little novella in between classes and during homework breaks.

Oh my goodness it reminded me why I love reading.

It was a cutesy romance, but it just made me so happy! If you want a really quick, happy read, get this novella.

Elsie is a strong girl who is tormented by bad and embarrassing memories. Her crush, Kye, is her older brother's age, and at one point was her teacher! That made things even more humiliating for poor Elsie. Yet, seeing how both she and Kye grew up and got over the awkwardness of him being a high school teacher and her being his student, it was so sweet to see them get together.

And can I just say that Kye is a super hottie in my head? Not to mention that he is incredible sweet and has a huge heart. No wonder Elsie fell for him. He is protective and kind, despite Elsie's teenager mishaps.

At first I thought it was weird that she was in love with her teacher, but then you read the story and Rallison's explanation in the back. And overall, I think it was very well written, and flipping adorable.

I loved it.

There's not much else I can say, except I give it a 4.5 out of 5!


  1. I love that this is a novella, I need these cutsey fast reads every now and then. I will have to keep this one in mind for next time. ;)

  2. Love this :). I cannot wait to see you girl!!!