Sunday, June 8, 2014

How To Get Ainsley Bishop To Fall in love with You ARC Book Review~

 How To Get Ainsley Bishop To Fall in Love With You by T.M. Franklin
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
Publish Date: June 12th, 2014
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Seventeen-year-old Oliver Wendell Holmes (Yes, his parents are just that peculiar, but his brother’s name is Sherlock, so it could have been worse) knows that he’s different. He’s quirky, awkward, and he’s okay with that. Oliver also likes making lists—meticulous procedures for achieving his goals, step-by-step. Whether it’s “How to Get an A in Chemistry” or “How to Get Accepted to MIT,” he has a process, and it’s worked for him so far. He doesn’t even care that the popular kids mock him. Oliver’s got his eye on the prize.

So when he decides it’s time to declare his feelings for Ainsley Bishop, the girl of his dreams, it’s only natural for him to make a list—a point-by-point strategy to win her heart. He knows it will take a grand gesture for her to see all he has to offer, and her approaching birthday provides the ideal opportunity for Oliver to put his plan into action.

Finding the perfect gift is a challenge Oliver meets with his usual dogged determination. He’ll need to watch her carefully for clues to pinpoint exactly what he should give her. And along the way, he might just learn that what Ainsley really needs is not quite what he expected.

While I was reading this book I literally could not stop smiling. It was giving me all the Anna and The French Kiss feels because of it's distinct non-cliche love story qualities.

How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in love with you is a the type of love story everyday people can relate to because it's not bogged down with unrealistic portrayals of men that could only possibly exist in novels. There are no distinct boy smells, or cliche banter between characters.

It's realistic in all the right ways. In 'How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You', you meet Oliver who's your average "do-gooder" nerd boy with a hopeless crush on a girl way out of his league. But, instead of just calling it impossible he creates a list. The list is more like a plan, a plan that details in a step by step fashion, how to get Ainsley Bishop to fall in love with him. The entire idea sounds completely crazy but it plays out perfectly in just under two hundred pages.

Franklin has managed to create characters that have depth, and strong backgrounds in what takes most authors many more pages.

I think I smiled the entire time I read the book, and that's saying something. The characters are zany and lovable, and...perfect. I loved every minute of it and I think readers will appreciate it for it's realness, and it's unexpected likeability. You'll laugh, out loud!

After reading this, I think every girl will look at "nerds" a little differently.


  1. This seems like a sweet, one-sitting type of book. I really enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss so this is probably the perfect book. Great review!

  2. This looks really cute, I'll have to add it to my TBR list. I loved Anna and the French Kiss so if it gave you that type of feels…I'm sold! Great review! ~Pam

  3. Thank you so much for reading - and for this wonderful review! It really means a lot to me - I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!