In a nutshell (aka Goodreads description):
It’s stupid to fall for your brother’s ex. It’s even worse to enlist another’s help to win the ex over. But Brody is desperate and Hayley, his partner in American Sign Language, is more than willing to lend him a few tips.
She’s the school’s matchmaker,’ and with her bizarre and positive personality, Brody finds her easy to talk to, even about the most awkward situations. Hayley’s tips seem to be working, but as Brody learns more about his matchmaker, he starts finding reasons to spend time with her, and not the girl he thought he was in love with.
But Hayley isn’t ready to fall for anyone. Labeled the “Funny Fat Friend” within her group, her self-image makes it impossible for Brody to share his feelings without Hayley shrugging it off as a joke.
Convincing her Brody can, and did, fall for the “Funny Fat Friend” turns out to be harder than simply falling in love.
My review (aka Diana’s review):
I just re-read Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend by Becca Ann for the hundredth time and as usual I loved every second of it. I swear my love for this book keeps growing as I re-read it. I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon this book but I’m so thankful that the universe crossed our paths.
Brody is my favorite type of book hero. He’s the guy every single school has, you know, the popular one that’s nice to everyone and everyone loves him back in return. He’s just so darn charming. The perfect boy next door. Plus he writes Hayle a list of the reasons why he likes her and your heart will melt when you read it, mine sure as heck did.
Hayle is someone I wish I could be sometimes. She’s easy going and extremely hilarious. She hates curse words so she says “fart” instead “shit” and uses funny expressions like “oh my flying monkeys!” and “awesomesauce!”. And she’s a badass at ASL (American Sign Language), I can’t for the life of me learn anything more than “nice to meet you”.
I only had two little issues with this book. Nothing major. And I wouldn’t change a single thing about this
book because I love it as it is but I wanted to mention them anyway in case some of y’all might find these issues bigger.
When Brody realized that he had fallen in love with Hayle it took him what felt like an eternity to make her believe his feelings were real. Not because he wasn’t trying hard enough but because Hayle didn’t accept it (hence the list of reasons he fell for her).
Hayle had always been the one that helped her friends get boyfriends, she was never the one boys were interested in. She didn’t think she was pretty or skinny enough to deserve someone’s love and that’s why it took her a while to believe that Brody truly loved her.
So that’s issue number one: I wanted to shake Hayle so hard until she finally accepted Brody’s love.
And second issue: Brody was ashamed of being seen with Hayle as a couple. And he kept denying that he was ashamed. But thankfully he came to his senses after a talk with his mother (God bless his amazing mother!) and soon enough he was letting everyone know that he liked Hayle. Thank goodness.
The story overall is the perfect combination of funny and romance.
Cassie Mae (Becca Ann is her pseudonym) did an amazing job at making this book feel real and she gave it just the right amount of angst (I love me some good angst).
Definitely recommend if you’re in need of a short, very easy read that will give you tons of butterflies and will make you’ll laugh until your belly hurts as if you’d done a hundred crunches.
5/5 flowers ✿
Hopefully you liked this review enough that you’ll check this book out. Do it y’all!
And then come back here and let me know in the comments if you love it or not.
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