I received this book for free from Library, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass
Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Length: 9 Hours
Published by Harper Collins on December 30th 2014
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, General, Social Themes, Dating & Sex, Girls & Women
Format: Audiobook, ARC
Source: Library, Publisher
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Love and Other Theories is a fast-paced twist on the coming-of-age novel and the romantic comedy that Kirkus Reviews called "careful, subtle, and aching" in a starred review.
Aubrey and her best friends made a pact to play by the guys' rules when it comes to dating. They're hoping the rules will keep them from experiencing high school heartbreak—they don't realize that these rules could just as easily keep them from opening their hearts and minds. And when new boy Nathan Diggs moves to town, Aubrey starts to think that some rules are meant to be broken.
With equal parts bite and romance, topped off with an irresistibly engaging voice, Alexis Bass's novel is one you won't want to miss.
Why Did I Listen To Love And Other Theories by Alexis Bass:
Love And Other Theories by Alexis Bass has this cover that I just could not stop looking at every time I was on Hoopla. It’s relatively simple – red and white. However, super eye catching. I decided to give this book a shot because it is different from other books I read. Plus, I do truly love listening to contemporary books via audio. I have to say, I am glad that I waited so long to listen to this book. There was no more hype. I ended up being in the dark as to the book. It turns out, I really enjoyed the audiobook of Love And Other Theories.
What’s The Story Here?
Alexis Bass’s Love And Other Theories is about this girl named Aubrey who decides along with her group of friends to date as if they were boys. By this, I mean, they give themselves permission to hook up with no strings attached and no shame later on. They do not get attached. The girls try to not be dramatic when it comes to their dating. This works out pretty well until there’s a new boy at school. His name is Nathan Diggs and Aubrey has got this intense connection with him. She ends up falling for him, which is absolutely against the rules. Of course, the plot gets all twisty and drama ensues and there’s some infighting. Basically, it reads a little bit like a CW show. It’s juicy and such a fun read.
What Did I Think Of Love And Other Theories?
Friends, I was super invested in this audiobook. I found myself getting angry on Aubrey’s behalf. I was all – her friend is being terrible and Nathan is the worst! For real, there is absolutely some drama and it’s really engaging. This is the perfect book if you want something that’s not going to change your life but at least will keep you entertained. I loved that the characters were messy and imperfect. I loved that there seemed to be sex positivity in this book. It definitely makes me want to read more from Alexis Bass.
How’s The Narration?
The audiobook of Love And Other Theories is narrated by Brittany Pressley. I actually haven’t listened to anything else narrated by Pressley. However, this book was a pretty good introduction. She’s got good chops as far as narration. I think she narrates in a way that made me like the main characters, the writing, and the story even more than average. Of course, the audiobook was well produced. It was engaging and definitely an audiobook that I would recommend to people who are looking to try listening to a book for the first time.
Sum It Up With A GIF:
So, these girls all think they are good friends, but at certain moments that is definitely NOT the case.
Other reviews of Love And Other Theories by Alexis Bass:
- Unbound Pages – “an accurate representation of how girls think“
- Andi’s ABCs – “This definitely wasn’t a me book“
- Books Before Boys – “I found this book tortuous to get through“