This Is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott, published by Simon and Schuster on 30th August 2012
After their long summer apart, Ally and Jake were hoping for a drama free senior year. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like things will work out that way...again. — It turns out that Chloe is pregnant and says that Jake is the father. Hammond is pissed at his best friend, but mostly can't believe that Ally would stay with Jake. But Ally is tired of being apart from Jake and is willing to make it work. But that is easier said than done when Jake starts blowing Ally off to go to doctor's appointments with Chloe and Ally joins the school play and meets a new cute guy.
But as graduation approaches, things get more complicated as new secrets come out and Ally realizes maybe Jake isn't the guy she thought he was. After everything they've been through can Ally and Jake get out of Orchard Hill with their relationship intact?
*There may be spoilers from previous books in the series.
After the bombshell which was dropped at the end of 'He's So Not Worth It', I was dying to find out what was going to happen next. The story picks up immediately after these events. Jake's life has been blown apart by the news that Chloe is pregnant and his relationship with Ally is threatened once more.
I've really enjoyed this series. it reminds me of some of my favourite TV shows such as One Tree Hill, with it's constant love triangles, relationship drama and tangled affairs of the heart. Jake and Ally have been on again/off again from the start so I enjoyed finally getting to see what was going to happen between them once and for all. Without giving anything away, the ending couldn't have been more fitting and was a perfect conclusion.
I love all the characters too! Not just Ally and Jake but all their friends...even when they're making wrong decisions about things. These are real teens dealing with real life issues. I liked the pregnancy storyline enormously. This is a huge issue for anyone to face and it was intriguing to see how different people reacted to the news. I did guess what the outcome was going to be but I thought it was well written and a good plot twist.
This book tied up all the strands of the story neatly but I for one will be keeping my fingers crossed that maybe we'll see more of the Orchard Hill gang in the future. I'd love to see them all at college, taking their next big steps in the world.
'This Is So Not Happening' was a fab read with romance in abundance. I enjoyed every second and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to fellow readers. I would love to read more contemporary YA romances like this as it makes a refreshing change from the paranormal, so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
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