The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak | Relationships and cuteness

Posted January 22, 2019 by Sophia / 22 Comments

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak | Relationships and cuteness

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The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak | Relationships and cutenessThe Heartbreakers (The Heartbreakers Chronicles #1)
Ali Novak
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on August 4, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Library

When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for the Heartbreakers.

And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music.

Stella will do anything for her sister—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for three hours. At least she met a cute boy at the Starbucks beforehand. A blue-eyed boy who looks an awful lot like…

Oliver Perry. Of course Starbucks guy is the lead singer for her least favorite band. Thanks, universe. But there may be more to Oliver than his world-famous charm, because even after she insults his music—to his face—he still gives her his number. Seriously, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver—dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band—when her sister could be dying of cancer?

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak has got to be one of the cutest novels I’ve read in 2018.

Wow. Way to expose that this review is months late, Sophia.

I adored every moment of reading and want more from Novak because she brought out nearly all the feels. Plus if I didn’t have final projects or work at the time, I’m pretty sure I would have finished this in one sitting and be a sad bookwyrm right after.

The relationships are A+! 😍

From the very beginning, the band members and Stella have a great friendship and Novak does a phenomenal job showing that. They got along well quickly and while they had their disputes here and there, it’s obvious they all enjoyed hanging out and spending time together.

I also loved the sibling relationship between Stella and her siblings. Since her sister, Cara found out she had cancer, Stella has been making the effort to stay with her sister as much as she can and that made me cry on the inside. This is one of the struggles that Stella deals with throughout the novel: how can she be with Cara and make the most of the time they have left while creating a life for herself as well?

Lots of cheese and insta-love, but we’re not complaining.

I hate cheese and insta-love, but I had no issues with the massive amounts of them throughout The Heartbreakers. I found myself thoroughly enjoying the novel regardless of the tropes and cliches that I find myself trying to avoid often. The characters play pranks on each other often, which sometimes aggravate me personally in other books because they go too far, but I loved reading them. Plus I personally felt the pranks fit the characters’ personalities and really added to the relationship value.

It’s unrealistic but I don’t think I cared.

I really don’t think I cared because I was enjoying other aspects of the book and it kind of balanced everything out. And well… maybe my mood. I think I was reading way too much fantasy and got tired of that so I needed a good, fluffy AF contemporary novel to get me back on my reading toes. The Heartbreakers certainly delivered the fluffiness I needed.


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22 responses to “The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak | Relationships and cuteness

  1. Ha you made me laugh with that review Sophia! And yes sometimes things we hate usually just work perfectly in a story and we are left astonished! That’s the author’s magic probably or too many wine???

  2. Clo

    Honestly…I was a sad dragon after reading it in one sitting. Mostly because I adored everything about this book hehe, and now I’m going to be impatiently waiting to get my hands on the next book.

    Also insta love usually makes me want to run away but honestly, I really didn’t care because it was just what I needed to kick of the year.

  3. Great review this is the first time I have seen or heard about this book but it does looks and sounds like a really cute and fluffy book. I am really glad you fully enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  4. my library hold just came in, so eventually I’ll get around to seeing what y’all keep fangirling over 😜 I LOVE familial and platonic relationships, and it sounds like the fluff will be a nice break from all the fantasy and sci-fi I’ve loaded up my reading order with!