Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway Quickie Book Review


Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.

*A special thanks to the publisher for this review copy.*
This is the cutest book. I want to make it into a person so I can just squeeze it. BECAUSE IT'S SO FRIGGIN' CUTE--and a little heartbreaking. Believe it or not ladies, and gentlemen--I was close to shedding a tear. I actually had to fight it. Because in public. 

Anyway, I really get why people liked this book so much. It really is such a moving read, such a laughing, and smiling read. I mean I smiled so much, my mother actually asked me if the book was that funny? I mean it's not side splitting funny but it's smile, and chuckle inducing. The main character was so awkwardly clever. I adored her. I adored her story. I adored the struggle, and most of all I adored her loyalty to her friends. 

I mean sure this book is about romance, but it's also about friendship. And the friendships displayed in this novel, are the kind we all hope for. 

I loved all the characters, even the overprotective moms, and dads. They really made my heart happy. Drew and Caro are loyal to no end. Funny, and clever, and loving. I just--gosh, it was just so, everything.

I won't go on and on, and say all the things you've all already heard. But read this book because it will make your heart happy. You'll love this book, the romance, and the friendship even more. 


  1. Aww this sounds like the cutest love story ever. I'm not one to go to contemporary but you're the second person that's written a highlighting review that I actually trust! Can't wait to go to stores to pick this one up. And the cover is so beautiful right?

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  2. So many people have love this, I really need to pick it up.
    Wonderful review!

  3. Yay glad you liked this one!! I agree I liked all the characters - parents included. The friendships were the best - Great review!

  4. Haha! sounds like an adorable read.
    Great Review !

  5. YAY!!!! So glad you enjoyed this one. This is one book where all the characters were well developed. Just loved this book. More people definitely need to read this one.

  6. I've heard so many wonderful things about Emmy and Oliver and I think i'll just have to read it. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I adore books that feature friendships so I definitely think i''ll like this one.
    Olivia @ Fluttering Pages

  7. I loved this book too - and I agree with you about the parents. Even when they were being outrageously overprotective Benway made them likable.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  8. So glad you loved this one, I completely agree with your book. So cute but also heartbreaking. I felt so bad for Oliver!!! ~Pam