Review: I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She’s for sure going to Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation-magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.



Rating: 5/5 Stars

Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Publication date: May 30th 2017

Source: paperback ARC provided by publisher



OMG!! I need more! I believe in a thing called love is such an adorable and hilarious complementary. It’s also a bit embarrassing to read sometimes, as Desi does some very crazy and amusing things in order to complete her list.

I adore all the characters and the diversity in this book. The main character, Desi is one of my favorites. She is so clumsy and cute!! She is also super smart and likes to be in control of everything. She is such a relatable character—love it!! Desi’s dad is so way to lovable. He is just so caring and supportive! In addition, Desi’s friends are super fun too. I love their bond. So basically, I just want to hug all the characters.

Now for the romance, it was——

I love love love Luca. The relationship between Desi and Luca is just the cutest. To sum it all up, if I believe in a thing called love isn’t on your TBR, you are SO loosing out!


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