Review: Wesley James Ruined My Life

Wesley James Ruined My Life is another adorable addition to the Swoon Reads line. A quick and light read, Wesley James Ruined My Life is the perfect summer beach read.

All Quinn dreams about is being able to visit England, her beloved grandmother’s childhood home. She wants this now more than ever since her grandmother is suffering from Alzheimer’s and her home life is not as perfect as it once was. However, while Quinn is working one day at Tudor Tymes to save up for her band’s London trip in the fall, the boy she blames her parents’ divorce on shows up again after moving away five years ago. And now that Wesley’s back? Well, Quinn is out for revenge.

Quinn’s revenge plan was fun at first. I liked reading about the antics Quinn was getting up to in order to seek revenge on Wesley. Although as the plot went on, my enthusiasm for Quinn’s plans wore off. Wesley was too sweet of a guy to deserve any harm or ill will. Also Quinn’s reasoning for picking Wesley as a target wasn’t the greatest. Like I said, Wesley was such a sweet guy and I really liked when Quinn finally started to figure out she had feelings for him. I just wish there was more romance between the two!

I also loved that Wesley James Ruined My Life focused on more than just the romance. One major storyline is Quinn learning to come to terms with her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s disease. I loved seeing the close relationship Quinn had with her grandmother and then the devastation that this disease brought upon Quinn. Her other family relationships were also an important part of the story, something that isn’t often touched upon in YA romances.

Overall, Wesley James Ruined My Life was such a cute and quick read! I definitely recommend it for those looking for a fun YA contemporary romance on the lighter side, and I look forward to Jennifer Honeybourn’s next book!

My Rating:

4 Hearts

*This ARC was provided to me by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

22718738About Wesley James Ruined My Life

Release Date: July 18, 2017
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.

So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score all at once—by getting him fired. But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to just get over it.

About Jennifer Honeybourn


Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books. Wesley James Ruined My Life is her first novel.

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