Blog Tour: It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill + Giveaway

Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours, as well as the author and publisher for giving me a copy of ‘It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story’ in exchange for an unbiased, and honest review!! This is my stop for the tour, and you can click the banner below to view the full schedule, and explore other posts!!

Title: It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story
Author: Lauren Morrill
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Rom-com, Comedy
Series: None
Publication Date: March 9, 2021
Final Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis (via Goodreads):

A delicious love story with all the toppings, Lauren Morrill’s It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story is a contemporary YA rom-com about love, friendship, and pizza, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han.

After her mother gave birth to her in the bathroom of a local pizzeria, Beck Brix been given the dubious privilege of having minor fame, free pizza for life, and a guaranteed job when she turns sixteen—a job she unfortunately can’t afford to turn down.

Stuck with her geeky co-workers instead of taking Instagram-ready shots with her wealthy, photogenic friends, Beck finally realizes what she’s spent her whole life trying to hide: that Hot ‘n Crusty is a part of her.

Then disaster strikes the beloved pizza parlor that’s become like home, and Beck realizes that it takes losing something to really know what it’s worth.

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My Review on It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill

A story about finding yourself when the whole world around you is changing, It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story was not what I expected. Yes, I judged the book by its title, and to be honest, was expecting something like a rom-com based inside an Italian restaurant?? But this book was SO MUCH MORE than that!! Filled with relatable characters, moments, and some of my favourite tropes, It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story was a super fun contemporary read!

Yes, at first glance this book is about falling in love. But in reality, it’s about falling in love with the places and people you’ve grown up with. It’s about embracing change when you least expect it. Something I mentioned earlier, was how beautifully the characters were crafted. They all had such distinct personalities, and though they were flawed, at no point of time did they feel fake, or unrealistic. I think this really helped develop the story and create strong characters that you either root for till the end, or want to kick till the end. Another thing I adored was the way each of the individual relationships were described. Each of them felt so elaborately described, and because they were all given so much attention to detail, in the long run, also helped solidify the plot and storyline as a whole.

Another thing I should mention is the setting, and the whole atmosphere of the novel. Something the main character struggles with is sort of “finding a way to be comfortable with her surroundings”, and learning to grow. This growth is depicted so well, and I loved being able to see not only the main characters growth from page 1, but also the side characters growths from the pages they were introduced in. Overall, I think It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story was the perfect book to read right now! It’s so full of comfort, and all the things I love, so I’m probably going to do a re-read soon!

About the Author

Lauren Morrill grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, where she was a short-term Girl Scout, a (not so) proud member of the marching band, and a trouble-making editor for the school newspaper. She graduated from Indiana University with a major in history and a minor in rock & roll, and now lives in Macon, GA with her husband and sons.

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Have you read It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story yet? Do you want to? What are some other rom-coms you’ve enjoyed reading recently?

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