The Falling in Love Montage
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ
Two girls embark on a summer of montage-worthy dates (with a few strings attached) in this hilarious and heartfelt lesbian rom-com that’s perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han. Seventeen-year-old cynic Saoirse Clarke isn’t looking for a relationship. But when she meets mischievous Ruby, that rule goes right out the window. Sort of. Because Ruby has a loophole in mind: a summer of all the best cliché movie montage dates, with a definite ending come fall—no broken hearts, no messy breakup. It would be the perfect plan, if they weren’t forgetting one thing about the Falling in Love Montage: when it’s over, the characters have fallen in love...for real. Ciara Smyth’s debut is a delightful, multilayered YA rom-com that will make you laugh, cry, and absolutely fall in love.
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"Pretty cute, and I love Ciara Smyth! The ending was a little sad but I was willing to work with it. I could relate to Saoirse which made me more understanding during the more unfortunate events. (Example: the part in every romance book where one person is being stupid and they break up only to get back together in the end.) I also loved how the author identified the overused tropes in romances. 6/10"
"This really surprised me in the best way possible. My expectations were really just a simple lesbian romcom but this actually had some depth and a really interesting message of growing and moving on and appreciating the people you've been with but saving room for the future. Fantastic story, I would recommend to anyone needing a refreshing and heartfelt romcom that's lesbian and won't let you down."