Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while! School and crew are keeping me very busy. I hope you guys had a good last week full of books. 

So I just finished this book, Blurred Lines, today. I made a really breakfast consisting of chocolate.  Of course. I enjoyed my waffles with this book. Here’s a little summary of mine below (spoiler-free!). 

Ben and Parker have been best friends since they met freshman year of college six years ago. They never had the problem of falling for each other. Yet. When Parker’s boyfriend breaks up with her, she decides to try casual sex; what Ben does a lot of. It doesn’t work for her until she hooks up with Ben, and they don’t have the awkwardness after. But until Parker’s ex wants to get back together and when Ben starts dating someone, they both start questioning their jealously and if they were meant to be best friends or more. 

I was pretty excited to see this book, it had good ratings and I have always loved reading this kind of “best friends in love” concept. There might be a few spoilers, but nothing too big. Starting off with Ben, he kind of confused me. In the beginning, he showed absolutely no signs of being attracted to Parker. That bothered me a lot. He should have felt something, right? Even if it was little. But I think he definitely came around and turned out to be an okay character. Not my favorite perspective to read in. Next is Parker. I never really clicked with her.  She was fun to read about at some points, but never really made sense to me. She instantly forgives her ex boyfriend, Lance, which bothered me a lot. And then she chooses to be with Ben after a month and I felt like hitting her with her own book, for goodness sake. I do think it was a fun read, nothing heartbreaking, but I wouldn’t reread it. 

The story overall was a little slow and didn’t have much depth to it. It was a little disappointing but I enjoyed their relationship. I give it a 3 of 5 stars. If it’s on your TBR pile, I would set it aside for a while if you have some better books to read!

Have a fantastic week, I’ll try to post an update soon, not just a review. Maybe some of my writing… Until next time! 



Hello, blogosphere! My name is Shannon, and as you can tell, I’m, well, a book fanatic (And clearly very awkward). I’m fifteen years old and I’ve been reading as long as I can remember. I love romance, young adult books, paranormal, and occasionally graphic novels. I also listen to music a lot, mainly The Avett Brothers, Sleeping at Last, and The Head and the Heart. Eating huge bowls of ice cream is an acquired talent of mine *bows*.  I’m also a really great multitasker, like reading while eating cupcakes, hence my blog name. I often get PBSD (post book stress disorder) and I guess cupcakes are just my self medication… it works for me(; I’ll fantasize about my numerous book boyfriends, laugh at the witty innuendos, and sob (quite loudly) during the heart-wrenching moments.

I decided to start a blog because A)  I can meet people who relate to my inner fangirl and B) my sister is going to college this fall, and she is an avid reader like me (thanks for leaving me, Mol. I know you’ll be reading my updates). We’re very close and always recommend books/rant about them with each other, so I found another way of expressing my love for books.

I’ll be posting reviews of books, updates on what I’m currently reading, experts of stuff I’m writing (you can follow my Wattpad which is the same user as here), book recommendations, and the occasional video. I’m looking forward to talking to some of you. Enjoy!

– Shannon