It’s our day on the blog tour for He Loves Me Not by Tierney Fowler! I am so excited to share this contemporary romance with you! Check out my review and Tierney’s giveaway, and get your copy today!
He Loves Me Not Synopsis:
In the game of love, everyone roots for the underdog. You know, that girl-next-door type who wears glasses and has a shy smile and who falls for the most popular boy in school…she’s the hero of every story. And when the shy girl takes off her glasses and the quarterback kisses her and the crowd roars and the movie fades to black, people sit back and are satisfied.
But what about the cheerleader? The one he dumps at the fifty-yard line and the one who runs off the field humiliated and sobbing? What about her feelings? What about her?
He Loves Me Not tells the story of what happens after the cheerleader is denied her fairy tale ending. Maggie’s life was perfect–she had perfect friends, perfect parents, and a perfect boyfriend. But when she’s abruptly dumped in front of the entire county by that perfect boyfriend, her life falls apart. With her clique, her friends, and her social standing obliterated, Maggie is resigned to a lonely, humiliating senior year of high school.
…at least until she meets AJ Abbott, a musician who breaks every rule her mother ever taught her. He has no college degree. He wants to be a rockstar. He wears entirely too much black and leather.
But despite their differences, Maggie is slowly drawn into AJ’s rock and roll lifestyle, and she’ll be forced to choose which is more important–clinging to her nonexistent popularity or learning that maybe there’s more to her than her beauty queen tiaras and cheerleader pom-poms.
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When I first saw the synopsis for He Loves Me Not by Tierney Fowler I was intrigued. Partly because it was about a cheerleader, and since I used to be one that caught my attention. But mostly because it speaks such a truth. We are always going on and on about the underdog. We love seeing that person find their HEA against all odds. But what about those people that we assume have everything going for them. The ones that from the outside look like they have the perfect life so we just assume their story isn’t worth telling. They MUST NOT have the same feelings as us, the same right to a HEA as that underdog – because really they already have everything going for them. Well, we should all know that that is NEVER true and there is ALWAYS a great story behind everyone’s life. And Tierney Fowler shows us just that in this sweet YA novel depicting the story of a HS cheerleader who was dumped on the 50 yard line.
I loved watching Maggie’s growth throughout the book. Being dumped so publicly was a life-changing moment for her, it was devastating but what also impacted her was the reactions from her friends following it. It was all so very ‘High School’ but after all they ARE in HS! The catty behavior from the friends, the realization that sometimes your friends aren’t who you thought they were at all. Those are HUGE teenage issues. When you think you have these amazing friends and then find out how blinded you were by circumstance. The lesson that you have friends for different reasons – and many are just there because of your common interests and aren’t TRUE friends at all. This is that age when you start learning that very hard lesson. And Maggie was just hit over the head with it! But as she came to terms with it all and met AJ and his friends you see her groth really begin. She comes into her own while still keeping the essence of her character – which is so key to me.
AJ and Maggie together was just sweet romantic perfection. Their relationship built from friendship to more even though you could see the attraction between them from the start. They built their relationship with a strong foundation. Which couldn’t have been easy seeing how far apart their worlds were. AJ is a rockstar – and the fact that Maggie is blind to this, that she has no clue who he is was just fantastic! watching them get to know each other was just so fun. The characters (all – including the side characters, including the ones you want to hate) were written fabulously.
If you love YA I definitely recommend He Loves Me Not. It was a fun, quick read that really highlighted Maggie’s coming of age story.
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.
Tierney Fowler Bio:
The long lost Wakefield twin. Blair’s head minion. The BSC party planner. The original Pink Ranger. Stephanie Tanner’s BFF.
In addition to crafting young adult and new adult novels, Tierney Fowler works as an IT consultant by day and a style blogger by night. She resides in Northern Virginia near four shopping malls, counts leopard as her favorite color, and once shot a reality TV show pilot…that never went anywhere.
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