Review: A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry (Love Is for Everyone #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

Written by bestselling author Katy Regnery using the pen name Callie Henry, A Date for Hannah is a young adult (YA) romance and the first in the Love Is for Everyone series. This novella is about seventeen-year-old Hannah Giacomina who drives down from Brookings, Oregon to Santa Rosa, California to attend the wedding of her older half-sister. There she meets fellow seventeen-year-old Liam Callahan, a swimmer also from Oregon but spending the summer in California with his father. She can't quite believe it when he suggests that they be each other's dates during the wedding. After all, Hannah's been teased about her size and the fact that she isn't girlfriend material. Why would someone like Liam even consider someone like her worthy to hang out with? But during the course of the wedding and reception, it's clear that they click. Will it fall apart when Hannah learns Liam's secret?

There's always been a sweetness to Katy Regnery's stories that almost become a signature of hers, and there's a heavier dose of that in this YA romance of hers under the Callie Henry pseudonym. It never gets overly sappy though, which I appreciated because YA romances don't need to be synonymous with saccharine and sap. Though prone to bouts of insecurity, Hannah was a girl who blossomed in this story, thanks to those who were around her who bolstered her confidence and made her realize that there was far more to her than her size. Then there's Liam who is sweet and sincere and simply a good guy. I liked that he was authentic with Hannah, and that may sound weird when his secret was revealed, but there's a bit more there and it was obvious that he never meant any harm at all. From start to finish, A Date for Hannah was a great read that I recommend to YA romance lovers. Four stars. ♥

Date Read: 11 August 2018

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