Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review: So Inn Love by Catherine Clark


Title: So Inn Love 
Author: Catherine Clark 
Release Date: May 29, 2007
Source: Bought 
Format: Paperback 

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Reservations? Yes. A couple. Like: Is Hayden really as interested in me as I am in him? And is my roommate right should I "beware of hookups"?

Confirmation? Doubtful. Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said "commitment."

Special Requests? Let me get through this summer without being fired and heartbroken.

Let me fall in love this summer.

Let me be part of the inn crowd. (taken from goodreads.com) 
This was just the book I needed to kick start my summer vacation. Filled with white sand beaches and crush-worthy lifeguards, So Inn Love had me ready to pack my bags and head for Rhode Island. While it definitely wasn't the deepest or best written novel I've ever encountered, I fell head over heels for this piece of chick lit. Hey, every girl needs her guilty pleasures, right?

As the title promises, the novel is one roller-coaster of young love. Liza, our witty and sarcastic heroine, is such fun to read about. I completely envied her summer job, as well as her romantic interest. While Hayden checks all the boxes of a stereotypical heart throb, I still enjoyed getting to know him and watching his relationship with Liza flourish. They truly made an adorable couple. 

Catherine Clark's books are always quick, easy reads. I finished So Inn Love in one plane ride and enjoyed every minute of it. It's as if Clark has taken every ingredient a teenage girl wants in her summer and whipped it into a hilarious piece of chick lit. Yes, the plot is predictable. Yes, some aspects are a little superficial. But you know what? I loved it. 

Honestly, I don't have that much to say about the novel because it's such a light read. The writing is entertaining and the characters are lovable. I can't ask much more from a beach read. If you are in search of passionate romance or heart-pounding action, don't even consider picking up So Inn Love. However, if you're in the mood for an adorable, girly romance novel, you've come to the right place. 

Warning: this book will make you crave a vacation at the beach like you wouldn't believe. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to find my swimsuit and book my ticket to Rhode Island. 

Rating: 4 Stars