Title: Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend (Confessions #2)
Author: Louise Rozett
Release Date/Publisher: June 25th 2013 by Harlequin
Finished: July 8th 2013
Rose Zarelli has big plans for sophomore year—everything is going to be different. This year, she’s going to be the talented singer with the killer voice, the fabulous girl with the fashionista best friend, the brainiac who refuses to let Jamie Forta jerk her around…
…but if she’s not careful, she’s also going to be the sister who misses the signals, the daughter who can only think about her own pain, the “good girl” who finds herself in mid-scandal again (because no good deed goes unpunished) and possibly worst of all…the almost-girlfriend.
When all else fails, stop looking for love and go find yourself.
What I thought:
If you read and loved the first book, you will love this one too!
Rose is going to therapy with her mother and learning to control her anger as well as talking about any issues, including family and high school drama. She doesn’t really want to be there but she doesn’t have a choice. I was glad to see that she was trying to move on and take more control of herself, but I had to admit that when she tackled Regina in the first book it was awesome! Not only is she trying to get better but she’s trying to find herself and what she’s good at. I really liked what she did end up doing too! And the playlist added into this book of music mentioned was awesome.
The romance part was also cute but frustrating (in a good way!). Jamie is being his constant mysterious self, not telling Rose everything and coming and going. One minute he ignores her, the next he can’t keep away from her. I really hope that eventually he decides on something, but he only deserves Rose if he can fully commit to her.
This book also focuses on so many more emotional points that will be sure to leave some people teary-eyed (I maybe might have almost cried a few times). There is a big stance on tolerance and accepting other in school, as well as fighting bullying and abuse. It’s really shocking to see what some characters have to go through, but I really think it was a good idea to mention this since I’m sure it happens a lot in schools still.
I really loved reading this series so far and highly recommend that you read it. Here’s hoping that there will be a third book!