Thursday, July 2, 2009

Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor


If Kate were Lady Brett Ashley, the devastating heroine of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, she'd spend her summers careering around the Riviera in her coupe, breaking hearts by the dozen--because why not? In reality, Kate's never even had a boyfriend, and she'll be spending the summer abetting her mom's lame ploy to make her dad jealous: running off to Cape Cod and crashing at the seaside home of her wealthy friends, the Cooper-Melnicks. To add to the shame, the Cooper-Melnicks' gorgeous daughter Sarah is a bit like Lady Brett, and she seems less than thrilled to hang out with her new houseguest. Any dreams Kate once had of a perfect summer are ruined.

That is, until Sarah's cute, witty friend Adam starts drawing Kate into the fold--and seems intrigued. With Adam around, Kate feels like she just might have a bit of heartbreaker potential after all. But when a breezy summer romance quickly grows more complicated can Kate keep pretending her relationship with Adam is just a carefree fling? Or will she take the risk and tell him her real feelings? Suddenly Kate is asking herself a question she never thought she'd stoop to: Is she girlfriend material?


Have I ever mentioned before how much I love Melissa Kantor's book? Seriously, they are some of the most adorable reads ever. Sure they are not ground breaking or breathtaking, but they still are well written romance type books. Girlfriend Material was no different of course which made it a fast and fun beach read or in my case pool read.

From the start you are thrown into Kate's cape cod summer with Melissa's writing. Kate was a character that was extremely easy to like for some unknown reason. Same with the other characters. Sadly, they were laking a bit of substance, though what else is new?

The plot was predictable of course, but it still surprised me. I loved Kate and Adam's romance storyline a ton. Since, it always seemed like they were never going to be together, causing me to become engrossed in Girlfriend Material from the start.

While Girlfriend Material is not bringing anything new to the table, it is still a cute and summery romance that I definitely suggest to all. Plus, who can honestly not admit that the cover is stunning? Yeah, probably, none. :)

Grade: B

Girlfriend Material is now out!

* Much thanks to Melissa and the people at Hyperion for sending me this! :)


  1. This definitely sounds like a cute summer read.

  2. I loved this one too. Great review! Also, there is an award for you at my blog.

  3. Glad to hear you love it. I'm still waiting for this book to reach me. And I agree about the cover it's perfect for summer.

  4. The cover of this book totally reminds me of Deb Caletti's books! It's very cute.


  5. Girlfriend Material is now added to my WL. It sounds like such a sweet book, thanks for the great review, Lauren!


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