Les has college all figured out: Ignore her ex-boyfriend, get straight As, and make her late father proud by becoming a doctor. But her ex is in her class, she can’t understand calculus, and her best friend’s twin, Carter, is a major distraction. When a guy whispers sweet nothings to you in Spanish, how can you not fall for him?
Les is stuck in a rom-com, and she’s playing into it as much as she can. But when real life hits, she risks losing everything she’s worked for. Is a cute guy your mom hates really worth the drama?
Title: Les is More (West University #1)
Author: Jess Carpenter
Publication Date: July 13, 2020
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Comedy, Contemporary
What a cute and adventurous book! LES IS MORE features a cute and slightly quirky narrator with a flair for the dramatics.
I loved getting to know Les throughout this book. I thought it was so cute that she referred to the reader as her studio audience. Her little side commentaries to us were fun and hilarious. As well, she had an adventurous outlook on life and college that I was happy to be apart of. However, there were a couple of things that made me bump it down 2 stars.
One, the relationships in this book moved so fast! Like one second she’s meeting someone and the next they’re teasing each other like they’ve known each other their whole lives. I would’ve liked more development with the relationships rather than just jumping in. I think it also would’ve been a good opportunity for us, as the readers, to get to know the characters along with the main character.
Second, Les was so wish-y washy. I really don’t like a wish-y washy main character. It became a little more clear as to why she was so indecisive with her relationships towards the end of the book, but still. I didn’t really like all the going back and forth.
Besides that, I think the author did a good job of trying to bring racial injustices to light. It wasn’t the main point of the book so she didn’t dwell on it for a long time, but points were brought up multiple times.
Overall, it was a cute rom-com with lots of fun and adventurous moments. I don’t think I’d recommend it to everyone, but it was fun while it lasted.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.