Review: Confessions of An Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett

coaagCONFESSIONS OF AN ALMOST GIRLFRIEND (Confessions #2)
Louise Rozett
Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 25, 2013

From the Back Cover:

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.

CONFESSIONS OF AN ANGRY GIRL was one of my favorite reads from 2012, so I couldn’t wait to read the second installment. I am happy to report that it did not disappoint! CONFESSIONS OF AN ALMOST GIRLFRIEND was every bit as engrossing as the first book in the series, maybe even more so, in that readers start to see Rose come into her own as she fights some new battles as well as some old ones.

Louise Rozett does an amazing job with planting the reader so firmly in Rose’s head that we get to know her on such a deep level. She becomes real, and as a result, we become so emotionally invested in her story that it’s impossible to stop reading. Ms. Rozett doesn’t shy away from giving Rose flaws — she’s frequently impulsive, she makes bad decisions, and there are moments when she may even veer into unlikeable territory. And yet, strangely enough, she’s still extremely likeable and extremely relate-able. That’s the magic of Ms. Rozett’s beautifully done narrative.

The romance between Jamie and Rose is wonderfully complex and layered, and ends on a cliffhanger guaranteed to have readers pulling their hair out, desperate for another book in the series (there better be one!). CONFESSIONS OF AN ALMOST GIRLFRIEND is a must read. If you haven’t read ANGRY GIRL yet, remedy that right away and grab them both!

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