I received this book for free from Swoon Reads in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall
Published by Swoon Reads on August 30th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA, YA
Source: Swoon Reads
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Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn’t know what to do.
Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then, both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong…
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I sometimes struggled with Been Here All Along because the writing style was a little clunky but overall, it was so adorable and gave me so many warm, mushy, feels. I love the two main characters and I love the ways in which they come together. Plus bffs to lovers is one of my fav tropes so YAY!
Song I associate with the book: You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift.
I mean the title of the book is a reference to the song and the book is basically the music video in book format. Also all of T. Swift’s old songs would go perfectly with this book if anyone needed a playlist to listen to while reading.
Foods that remind me of this book: Fairy Bread
It’s an Aussie snack and also basically this book in food version. Would recommend the snack and the book.
Beverage I associate with the book: Cinnamon Chai Latte
Because cinnamon-y warmth is a good way to describe this book.
3.5 Hot Espressos
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Amanda @ Vivalabooks
This sounds like a cute quick read! I love the way you set up this review! I’m totally getting tswift vibes from this book, and it sounds like an overall enjoyable book.
There are so many tswift vibes in this book 😉 Thanks so much! I wanted to do something different for this book because it was SO CUTEEE
Kate @ Mom's Radius
Sounds really cute! I’m adding it to my list.
Sara @ Just Another Story
Ack- this book sounds so sweet. I have to admit, I haven’t read many LGBTQ* novels, and I have been wanting to read more- and light and fluffy may be just the way to go.
Thanks for the review.
Cute and fluffy is always the way to go! 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!
It seems like this is a fairly decent book where sometimes the writing makes it difficult, but the developing romance was good!
Eva @ All Books Considered
Great review and I love all your recs! Super cute book