Review of Love & Other Theories

If you want more, you have to give less.

That’s the secret to dating in high school. By giving as little as they expect to get in return, seventeen-year-old Aubrey Housing and her three best friends have made it to the second semester of their senior year heartbreak-free. And it’s all thanks to a few simple rules: don’t commit, don’t be needy, and don’t give away your heart.

So when smoking-hot Nathan Diggs transfers to Lincoln High, it shouldn’t be a big deal. At least that’s what Aubrey tells herself. But Nathan’s new-boy charm, his kindness, and his disarming honesty throw Aubrey off her game and put her in danger of breaking the most important rule of all: Don’t fall in love.

I received Love & Other Theories in my latest giveaway winnings. I didn't really know what I was getting into but I did really love the cover. I grabbed it to take on a road trip with me.
  • The story was interested and fairly realistic. I do think that love and heartbreak is really tough to understand in high school and we all try to find a way to rationalize and protect ourselves from the hurt.
  • The cast of characters were fun, they were entertaining to read about and had unique situations that brought their characters to life.
  • Aubrey was an interesting main character. She has a strong personality but she definitely has a lot to learn. She tries to protect herself but it is hard to run from your feelings and emotions.
  • This book was kinda hard for me to read because I am not one who thinks that sleeping around is ok. These girls were having sex with everyone and anyone and not really giving a darn about it. They were also sleeping around with same people. If I had a daughter, I would not want her to read this book or act the way they did.
  • The book was all about sleeping with people and drinking. I really thought that it would get more in depth about really learning what feelings and emotions meant and that the rules they set up weren't really good rules. 
  • The whole situation with Margo and Dane was the one thing that frustrated me. I thought she was acting like such a baby, I realize that she is still a young adult and new in Hollywood, but seriously girl, get your act together! I do suspect that she will grow into the girl I want her to be more in the next book.


  1. Sleeping around? Really? I was really excited for this book up until that moment. Now I'm on the fence about reading this one.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

  2. I have seen this one around but now I don't think I'll ever going to read it. I have the same attitude towards teens whose life is all about drinking and sleeping around. I don't approve of that. So yeah. Great review, Missie :)

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  4. Eh this book sounded okay. But the sleeping around bit just threw me off a little. I like cutesy romantic stories, not ones with characters with weird morals who go around doing weird stuff. Good review though. New follower on Twitter xx

    The Life of Little Me

  5. Yeah I confess that I understand about your problem about the behavior of the characters...

  6. I have an ARC of this book but some of your gripes concern me. Hopefully I can see passed it. Thanks for the review! :)

  7. ah well damn... but yeah no I don't think I would want my teenage daughter if I had one reading this if that's what's going on in this book

  8. The MC doesn't sound like the type of a character I prefer reading about, so I'll probably skip this. Thanks for sharing :)


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