Review: Flirting With Boys by Hailey Abbott

August 9, 2012 Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Flirting With Boys, Hailey Abbott, HarperTeen, Summer Reads, YA, Young Adult 8

From Goodreads:

How to Run a Resort:
Make sure employees arrive on time with a positive attitude. (check)
Remember that the customer is always right. (check)
Keep your boyfriend and your most valuable guest from trying to kill each other. (oops)

Celeste Tippen can’t imagine a more perfect summer. Her boyfriend, Travis, has a job at her family’s resort, which means lots of quality couple time. Unfortunately, she forgot about Nick Saunders, the hot son of the resort’s wealthiest customers. Every year, Nick flirts with Celeste, and apparently this year is no different, despite the boyfriend who’s watching their every move. She assures Travis that hanging out with the resident bad boy is the last thing she wants to do. If only she believed that herself…

My Thoughts:

A quick and fun summer read is exactly what you get with Flirting With Boys!

Celeste is stuck working at her family’s resort every summer, much to her dismay. She would much rather attend a writing workshop or do something fun instead of working. Due to her boyfriend’s Senior prank gone wrong, he will be joining her at the resort to work off a debt to her family too. She is pretty happy about this change in plans until she remembers last summer’s hookup with a custmer’s son, Nick, who will also be there all summer. Now she must try to keep the boys apart and dodge the seemingly unwanted flirtation attempts from Nick, which becomes quite difficult when they are thrown together to plan a summer movie screening party at the resort.

Right away this plot reminded me a little bit of High School Musical 2. Yes, I admit I have seen it. LOL But the resort atmosphere was fun and light. Some of the most enjoyable moments were with Celeste’s friendship with her best friend, Devon. The littliest details would remind me of my own friend’s from high school and brought back some fun memories. The boyfriend, Travis, was kind of a moron, but I did love sweet Nick! The plot moves really fast so we don’t get a whole lot of time to connect with the characters. And some of the plot also seemed far-fetched or a little too convenient to me, but I was able to overlook those issues and enjoy the story all together.

If you like fast-paced and fun contemporary reads, then I would recommend Flirting With Boys as a great summer read. You could easily pack this book and take it to the beach or pool and finish it in a couple of hours.

3 out of 5!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

8 Responses to “Review: Flirting With Boys by Hailey Abbott”

  1. Krista

    I love light summer pool reads!! I feel like most light-lazy-day readings have far-fetched plots, lol 🙂 I think I remember the plot for High School Musical 2, it’s been a while. But it does sound like a cute read. Awesome Review!

  2. Tabitha

    HAH! I love High School Musical 2… I actually had a whole marathon a few weeks ago. 😛 And I’ve been looking for a fun summer read for the past few weeks and this one looks perfect! Thanks for the great review. 😀

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