Author: Kasie West
Release date: July 26, 2016
Synopsis from Goodreads:
What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?
While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she's flustered -- and kind of feels like she's falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer -- but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?
From beloved author Kasie West (The Distance Between Us) comes an utterly charming story about mixed messages, missed connections, and the magic of good old-fashioned secret admirer notes.
Like a lot of bloggers, I've been a fan of Kasie West since her marvelous debut, Pivot Point, which is an awesome paranormal story. Since her debut (and its sequel), West seems to be focusing on contemporary romance, which I'm a huge fan of. If you pay attention to my reading habits at all, you've probably noticed that I lean pretty hard towards contemporary. That said, I have to admit that I haven't loved any of her contemporary novels nearly as much as I loved Pivot Point...until P.S. I Like You. While PP is still my favorite of hers, PS is easily my favorite of her romances.
P.S. I Like You stars a girl named Lily who is a pretty average teenager. She has a long, loving family, a great best friend, and a long-standing crush on a boy she has never talked to. She also has an antagonist relationship with Lily's ex-boyfriend, Cade.
All Lily wants is to become a song writer--and a little bit of peace and quiet in her crazy house to have the time to write. She carries around a notebook full of song lyrics, ideas, and drawings, which gets banned from her chemistry class when her teacher notices that she isn't paying attention. This leads to her writing on the desk a song lyric from her favorite band...a lyric that gets a response from somebody else in another chemistry class. This interaction leads to more and more personal notes exchanged between Lily and the mystery person until she starts to believe that she may be falling for the writer who seems to get her perfectly.
If you've ever read a book or watched a movie, you're going to figure out who this mystery writer is immediately. This book isn't setting the world aflame with its originality by any stretch of the imagination. Lily is "quirky" with her mismatched, second-hand clothes. She might have misjudged how she feels about people in the story. Yada, yada, yada. It was 100% predictable, but I didn't care at all while I was reading it. I loved Lily. I loved the romance. I swooned at the end. I read this in a day.
Sometimes we pick up certain books or watch certain movies BECAUSE we know what we are going to get. I loved this book, and if you like fluffy, adorable, swoon-y stories, then I'm willing to bet that you will, too.