Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

3 stars

He lifts his pen, looking like he wants to say something, until he finally does.

'Is this...how you are?'

'Is what how I am?'

'This you know...forward. Provocative.'

I know its not criticism, or a joke. He watches me, his mouth in a neutral line, his eyes searching. He really wants to know. I laugh harshly.

'I've earned the right. When you've had as many relationships as I have, you learn to find the humor in...' I reach for the right word. 'Heartbreak,'

Owen says. 'That's a bit more poetic than I would have gone with, but basically.'

Emily and Austin have created a story about Megan Harper, a girl who knows her own mind and goes for what she wants. One who swaggers her way through any situation she is not sure how to handle. All of her exes find their one true love after dating her and instead of wasting time feeling sorry for herself she focuses on directing theater, and fulfilling her dream school's acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But the unexpected happens; she is casted as Juliet. Megan is not an actress and certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan grab the attention of Will, the sexy stagehand, in exchange for help writing his new script. But Megan starts to notice Owen who is thoughtful, and unlike any of her other exes, and thinks "Shouldn't I get to play the lead in my own love story?"

This book's plot imagines modern-day Rosaline from Romeo and Juliet with her own story. I wasn't able to finish all of the book because I became disinterested due to the fact that Romance is not my preferred genre, but if you prefer YA Romance then I would highly suggest this for you.