Blog Tour | Love Me, Love Me Not #review #giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Love Me, Love Me Not tour today I’m bringing you my thoughts as well as a giveaway before we get to that here’s what the book is about.


When Hailey Brown is removed from her home and put into foster care, all she wants is a safe, comfortable place where she can finish school and move on with her life. It’s not easy adjusting to a new school and a new life, but Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and their teenage son, Brad, welcome Hailey with open arms.

As Hailey begins to adjust to her new life, she and Brad grow closer. For the first time, Hailey feels like she might have a real shot at a future. Soon, however, Hailey realizes her relationship with Brad has crossed the line from friendship into something more. But being with Brad would mean giving up the perfect life that Hailey has waited so long to have.

Can Hailey and Brad resist the feelings that are developing between them—or will they risk it all to be together?

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, SM Koz delivers a powerful debut about the ups and downs of being a foster child.


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Love Me, Love Me Not is a really sweet YA forbidden romance which was actually more engaging and emotional than I had thought it would be going in.

I loved Hailey she goes through so much but her character has a lot of growth and she is so strong without being petty or too insecure. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about a foster kid before and I thought it was pretty insightful, I can’t speak to its accuracy but it certainly made me think about how difficult it must be for people in that situation and how people can make automatic assumptions with no thought to how it will affect them.

Brad was also loveable, I liked that he wasn’t a typical football player and that he wasn’t a ladies man. He was very cute in his pursuit of Hailey always making sure that she was comfortable and being persuasive but in a way that if she said no you knew he’d back off straight away.

The plot was more than I expected, it didn’t fall back on too many overused tropes and actually had me getting very emotional at points. There was quite a big turn of events near the end of the book that I didn’t expect and I’m glad that whilst Hailey ended up happy that she stood her ground and chose what was best for her.

The one thing I would have liked a little more on was the consequences for some of the actions by one character, I don’t want to spoil it and say too much, but I felt like for me it wasn’t adequate enough and was a little tacked on at the end.

I enjoyed this more than I had originally thought I would and I would definitely pick up another book by S.M. Koz.



If this sounds like your cup of tea then you’ll want to enter the giveaway to win…

a print copy of Love Me, Love Me Not

SM KOZ is a medical writer from North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and numerous pets. She has a BS in Biology from Duke University and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, photographing nature and her family, gardening, travelling, and attempting, usually unsuccessfully, to decorate birthday cakes. Love Me, Love Me Not is her first traditionally published novel.

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