Book Review–Lovesick by Jake Coburn



This is the 20th book from my 114 in 2014 Reading Challenge.

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Lovesick by Jake Coburn
Published September 22nd 2005 by Dutton Juvenile


Ted’s drunk-driving accident has ruined his life. it cost him his basketball scholarship, ended his plans for college, and forced him into AA. But just when Ted has resigned himself to his new life, Michael appears.

The wealthy father of a bulimic Manhattan rich girl has a tempting proposition. He has agreed to pay for Ted’s college tuition, but there’s one catch. Ted has to secretly keep tabs on his benefactor’s daughter, Erica. A seemingly simple task, with only one minor problem: Ted never expected to fall in love.



This was a hard book for me to get into, but once I did, it was pretty good. I liked the main characters, Erica and Ted, and how they both had similar addicting battles to deal with. The plot itself is somewhat cliche’–Ted is hired by Erica’s father to keep an eye on her in exchange for money for university–but it worked.

I would have liked to see more character development with Ted and Erica, though. The e-mails between Erica’s father and his hired help, Michael, were boring and took from the plot in my opinion. I would have liked to know more about Erica’s back story instead. I also liked the relationship (and the online chess sessions) between Erica and her therapist.

Overall a pretty good read, if not somewhat predictable. Not sure I would re-read it, but it’s worth at least one read.










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