Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway - WHY I LOATHE STERLING LANE by Ingrid Paulson

Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published: June 6, 2017
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: E-ARC

Rating: 3 Stars


Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking back, framing her for his own infractions. Worst of all, he’s charmed the administration into thinking he’s harmless, and only Harper sees him for the troublemaker he absolutely is. 

As she breaks rule after precious rule in her battle of wits against Sterling and tension between them hits a boiling point, she’s horrified to discover that perhaps the two of them aren’t so different. And maybe she doesn't entirely hate him after all. Teaming up with Sterling to save her brother might be the only way to keep from breaking the most important rule—protecting Cole.


This is a great example as to why you should never give up on a book. For the first few chapters, all I wanted to do was quit. The main character, Harper, was the most annoying characters I've had the pleasure of reading in a long time. In the end, my view completely changed of her and I see why the author made her so unlikeable in the beginning. It was such great character development. Sterling was pretty cool, I'll admit and I enjoyed seeing him ruffle up Harper's feathers. 

I always love the twin concept in books and life in general. Harper is a twin and other half of her brother, Cole. Who I might add, has gotten himself into some deep crap. It's up to Harper, of course, to save him. The love that Harper has for her brother was probably my favorite part of the whole book. You could tell how much she wanted to help and save him, even when he didn't want her to. Aside from me thinking she was annoying, she's actually pretty clever, quirky, and at times we were able to see her vulnerable side. I always like seeing all the ways a character can show us the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

By the last page, I thought it was a nice, sweet YA romance. If you're looking for something sweet and light by not too heavy, this is the perfect read. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


About the Author:
Ingrid Paulson does not, in fact, loathe anyone. Although the snarky sense of humor and verbal barbs in Why I Loathe Sterling Lane might suggest otherwise (and shock those who think they know her best).
Ingrid lives in San Francisco with her husband and children and enjoys long-distance running, eavesdropping, and watching science documentaries. She has always loved books and writing short stories, but was surprised one day to discover the story she was working on wasn’t so short any more. Valkyrie Rising, a paranormal girl power story was Ingrid’s first novel. Expect another humorous contemporary romance to join the list soon.

You can visit Ingrid on the web at

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No comments

Post a Comment

© The Lovely Books. All rights reserved.