Review: Ellie is Cool Now


Meet the girl who’s “Most Likely to Make Everything Worse.”

TV writer Ellie Jenkins worked her butt off to put her nerdy, outcast teen years behind her. So there’s a certain delicious irony in that she works for a hit show about popular high school kids when she was So. Not. Cool. And now she’s been offered the promotion of a lifetime—if she attends her reunion. But Ellie’s memory of High School Hell isn’t nearly as traumatic as the reality . . .   

No one at the reunion is what Ellie expected. Not her ex-best friend, who still has the ability to see right through Ellie. And not her secret crush, who has only gotten hotter, sexier, and way more complicated. The only way she’s going to survive this whole weird ordeal is by fixing her bad high school karma, kissing the boy who got away, and getting the hell out of Ohio for good. But Ellie’s discovering that in real life, she can’t just rewrite the script. 

Rating: 5-stars


Ellie is Cool Now by both Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren is unlike most romance novels I know. Its difference is that the heroine does not expect for there to be a happily-ever-after. Her high school experiences have made her into a critic of everything. She wants what everyone else always wanted to be the best at something and to have that love everyone craves for yet…none of that happened for her. Her boss sends her out to complete a bucket list to gain a fresh perspective and to become less mean than she has been. Only, Ellie never expected to find her inner teenager coming out as she goes on a rollercoaster ride of all the highs and lows of her high school reunion. From former best friends to ex-lovers, Ellie will find truth and meaning that changes her perspective in 3-days. I laughed so much throughout this novel. Think of Nicholas Spark’s books having a baby with Tessa’s Bailey’s books. Ellie is Cool Now would be the baby product. It has the emotional charged journey of Nicholas Spark’s book and the romantic humor of Tessa Bailey’s books.

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