Friday, April 15, 2016

Book Review: Choose Your Own Love Story

By Sara Steven

Face it––love is a crap-shoot. Say no to one guy and you might miss out on your soul mate. Say yes to another and you might find yourself in the middle of the world’s most awkward threesome. This book grants you the ultimate dating fantasy: a do-over!

Choose Your Own Love Story puts YOU in the driver’s seat and lets you make over 50 choices and pick from 20 possible endings. Will you make out with sexy, brooding Zack, the mayor of red-flag island? Or will you settle down with Anthony, a gentle plumber with restless leg syndrome? If you don’t like where you end up, go back and start again!

How will your story end? Are you ready to find out? (Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.)

One of my favorite genres, when I was a kid, were the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. I loved having the power to go whichever route I chose to, even if that meant an utterly disastrous ending, which I had quite a few of those experiences. Not knowing what the outcome would be was one of the perks.

That’s the sort of premise you’ll find with Choose Your Own Love Story! Cleverly executed and very unique, this book allots for any and all scenarios when it comes to matters of the heart. For my own journey, I decided to throw caution to the wind and pursue one of the bad boy characters. Since it’s totally fictional (I mean, I am a happily married woman), why not go down a darker, crazier road than you’d ever entertain in real life? I have to say, I was surprised by the outcome I had. I totally thought one of my decisions would end up entirely different than it had! That’s a large part of the appeal. You never really know what’s going to happen, even when you think you’re choosing the “right” option, or the “wrong” one, for fun.

And, unlike real life, if you goof up the first go around (or multiple go-arounds), you can always start over and try a different adventure, no harm, no foul! There are so many options to choose from, too, which certainly keeps things interesting. You can take the road less traveled, or choose a more straight laced approach. The best thing is, it’s entirely up to you.

Thanks to Running Press for the book in exchange for an honest review.


Janine said...

This sounds really interesting. I have never heard of this concept in a book before. Great review too.

Anonymous said...

I've read it and it's a hoot and a half! Never a dull moment. Totally original and unexpected.