Hello bookish friends and Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The Dylan Dilemma by Patricia B. Tighe hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours. I cannot wait for you to meet Kenzie and Dylan in this sweet and adorable YA contemporary romance.
ADORABLY SWEET AND HEARTWARMING
PUBLISHED BY SWOON ROMANCE APRIL 24, 2018
GENRE(S): YA, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE
High school senior Kenzie Harper-Shea has no time for dating, especially after the arrival of the basketball coach from hell. Now Kenzie has lost her confidence, is in a slump, and in danger of losing out on a scholarship to play college ball. The last thing she needs is her “vacation boyfriend,” Dylan McCoy, distracting her with warm smiles, inside jokes, and swoony kisses.
Dylan, however, is totally ready to date. He finally lives in the same town as Kenzie and is not about to lose the chance to let their relationship grow into something more. But for now, he’ll stay in the friend zone because he’s determined to find out what has her running scared. It can’t be just about basketball.
As Kenzie spends more time around Dylan, her feelings become a jumbled-up mess. It’s obvious they’re into each other. So, why does she panic whenever she thinks about dating him? Is it connected to basketball or to something deeper? She’s not sure. Does she have the courage to examine her heart, even if it means breaking Dylan’s?
About Last Summer by Patricia Tighe was the first book I ever reviewed here on my blog last year on May 26, so this moment is quite special. To be reviewing a book by the first author who took a chance on me is pretty amazing. I’m always so grateful for all the times I get approved and receive free review copies. It’s crazy how it’s been almost a year since I first started this blog, but I’ll go into that on my blogiversary. Today, I want to rave about Kenzie and Dylan’s story and hopefully by the end of this review, you’ll fall in love with them too.
THE DYLAN DILEMMA was a such delightful read that made me smile, swoon, laugh and teary eyed a few times. It’s sweet, funny, heartwarming and so amazingly entertaining and I loved every moment!
This book was just as adorable as About Last Summer, but I have to admit… I actually enjoyed The Dylan Dilemma just a tad bit more. The storyline was fast-paced, cute, hilarious, and so full of heart. There were plenty sweet moments that had me smiling and some very serious ones that made me ache for the characters. The romance was fluffy and absolutely gave me the feels. Kenzie and Dylan were great together and I loved their chemistry. While Tighe kept the story on the lighter side, there were still enough drama and conflict which made everything much more interesting and fun. I even had to hold back tears cause I didn’t want to cry in public.
The characters were incredibly well-written and I just love them all to pieces — Kenzie, Gabby, Noah, Dylan, Geoff, Molly and everyone from About Last Summer. It was positively wonderful being able to spend time with such a great group of cast. I really had fun catching up and also really enjoyed meeting some new characters. I’ll always love how Kenzie and Gabby are close and always there for each other, but it was so great to see Kenzie bonding with Jana. Kenzie and her family were just too adorable and I wouldn’t mind coming over to eat dinner with them. Not to mention Kenzie’s little sister, Piper, who was so spunky and cute and funny. She definitely made an impression and was my favorite character in this book. Well, aside from Dylan of course.
Tighe writes beautifully and perfectly balances her stories with humor, intrigue, romance, important life lessons, friendship, and family. The Dylan Dilemma was no exception and I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a lighthearted and sweet YA contemporary romance.
I received an advance reader copy from the publisher, Swoon Reads, in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thought and opinions are my own.
The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in West Texas with her husband and dog. She eats way too much pizza, drinks way too much coffee, and watches way too much NFL football. On the bright side, she also reads and writes teen fiction. She promises to include as much romance, angst, and adventure as possible in her books.
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