How did I get it?:
I bought it!
Previously reviewed by the same author:
- The Distance Between Us
- On The Fence
- The Fill-In Boyfriend
- P.S. I Like You
- By Your Side
- Love, Life and The List
Talking to other people isn’t Kate Bailey’s favorite activity. She’d much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school’s podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she’ll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.
But to Kate’s surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend … until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.
I’ve spent some of my summer catching up with my Kasie West contemporary books! My goodness, does she release books quickly! It’s quite easy to get a bit behind. I like Kasie West’s books because they are sweet, easy to read and perfect escapism if you love contemporary YA. I did enjoy Listen To Your Heart even though I could tell where it was going to go from quite early on.
Listen To Your Heart centres around Kate and her friend Alana. Alana convinces Kate to sign up for a podcast class. Kate puts forward the idea of featuring advice in the podcast. She never expects her teacher to go for the idea but she does and she wants Kate to host it. Kate ends up throwing herself into the job and finds that she is actually quite good at it. The podcast gets an anonymous call from a guy who has a crush. Kate is sure that it is her Alana’s crush, Diego trying to get closer to Alana. However, Kate starts to develop feelings for Diego…
I’m pretty sure that most people will be able to guess where this story went. It’s not a story that stands out, especially in the genre. However, there was something about it that kept me reading. I really do enjoy Kasie’s writing style. The romance was adorable and the characters were sweet and easy to like. I also adored how close Kate was to her huge family.
Listen To Your Heart definitely screams Summer to me. It’s perfect for the beach or for a lighter read between books. It might not be the most memorable read, but I enjoyed it!
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars.