No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: April 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
My Rating: ★★★★★
It’s all fun and parties until someone falls in love in this modern fairy tale from author Kate Evangelista.
Caleb desperately needs a fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties for his father’s law firm with a pretty girl on his arm, or he gets shipped off to Yale to start a future he’s not ready for and isn’t sure he wants. And sadly, the last unattached girl in his social circle has just made the grievous mistake of falling in love with him. Fortunately, Didi, recently fired waitress and aspiring painter, is open to new experiences. As the summer ticks by in a whirl of lavish parties, there’s only one rule: They must not fall in love!
No Love Allowed is a whimsical, cheesy and a perfect read during Summer or Spring or any kind of seasons you like. I really loved it and enjoyed reading this book because this kind of set-up is one of my favorite stories in a contemporary book. A rich guy meets a penniless girl and they need to pretend to be a girlfriend/boyfriend for just one summer.
So let’s dive in with the characters.
Caleb is a rich guy, cool, sweet and not a playboy. So that is what I liked about him. And because he’s rich, his dad who is a lawyer did match making him with the client’s daughter and ended up broking up with her. Diana or Didi is a playful, sweet, and a painter. She’s way too relatable because she’s a simple girl who enjoys eating Big Mac. The combination of them is way too perfect because of their differences. And because of their differences that’s what it brings them closer. I also love the other characters here. The cousins and friend of Caleb. Oh my goodness!! I can’t stop fangirling because that kind of friendships that’s what I really liked. They are Nathan, Natasha, and Preston. They are so perfect.
Aside from pretending to be a girlfriend/boyfriend it tackles about Mental Illness. I also loved reading books that tackles about them because I get to see and experience what the struggle even though I don’t have what it mentions on the story.
I recommend this story to everyone!! If you want some lighter story at the moment, you should check it out and go read it! It will not disappoint because while reading this you can’t stop giggling and laughing.
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University – Manila with an Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full time and is based in the Philippines. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at www.kateevangelista.com or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista