Adorkable by Cookie O'Gorman Release Date: March 31st 2016 Summary from Goodreads:
Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.
Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she's done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There's only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.
Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.
Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally's best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He'd do anything for Sal--even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she's "more than pretty," and expertly kissing her at parties.
The problem: Sally's been in love with Becks all her life--and he's completely clueless.
This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:
Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?
Okay, so I knew there would be some grief. But seriously, was that grin really necessary? Becks was leaning against my locker, all six foot two of him relaxed, wavy black hair brushing the tips of his ears, watching me as I walked toward him down the hall. It wasn't like I could just turn tail and run. I had to get my books for next period, and he was in the way. His eyes, the ones I knew nearly as well as my own, were swimming with mirth, his expression expectant.
Determined to wipe the grin right off his face, I said, "Hey there, Baldwin. How's it going?"
He blanched. "Jeez, Sal. Not this early in the morning, okay?"
I smiled to myself. Baldwin Eugene Charles Kent, aka Becks, had always hated his Christian name. With a name like that even I wanted to hate him--and he was my best friend. Luckily, Becks had escaped that clumsy mouthful with a killer nickname. Born with the last name "Spitz," there'd been no hope for me. From the first grade on, my peers had refused to call me anything else.
19. "Crash Into Me" by Dave Matthews Band (Live at Folsom Field, Boulder Colorado)
About the Author
Cookie O'Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her debut novel ADORKABLE will be released in 2016.
The ADORKABLE Challenge
I wanted to do something special and fun to celebrate the release of my debut novel ADORKABLE. Since the book is all about the dorky, the awkward, and embracing your inner-nerd, I came up with the ADORKABLE Challenge!
Here's how it works:
1) Take a picture of yourself being adorkable.
2) Post that picture on social media (facebook, twitter, instagram etc.) with the hashtag #AdorkableChallenge.
3) Enter the link to your picture in the Rafflecopter and earn as many extra entries as you can.
4) Sit back and relax while 4 adorably dorky winners are randomly chosen :).
3 winning runners up will each receive: $10 Amazon gift card.
The ADORKABLE Challenge Champion will receive: $50 Amazon gift card.
And that's it! If you're adorkable and you know it, this is your time to shine. I can't wait to check out all of your pictures. Now, show me your ADORKABLE!