Review: Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton

emma laEmma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton
Contemporary, Romance
Published by: Orchard Books
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★.5
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

The sort-of sequel to ‘Jessie Hearts NYC’ better met its genre expectations of being an epic romance that took place in a foreign country. But this time, there was a love triangle! Classic!

You might remember Emma as Jessie’s best friend. It turns out that Jessie’s family isn’t the only one lucky enough to get a job in the USA. Emma flies out with her family to live in on the west coast, coincidently living close to a boy from her past and a hot movie star. The boys make up part of her love triangle, and Emma has to choose whether she wants fame or a fantastic relationship. Tough choice. 

Oscar was by far my favourite character. He was the better of the boys, and absolutely perfect. Emma was so unassuming towards him, and then she realised he was a catch the whole time, even if he was different and geeky and the teller of jokes. Those are my three favourite qualities in a fictional boyfriend. I was rooting for him the whole way through.

Again, like ‘Jessie’, the love story of Emma was completely predictable. Gliding over the fact that the equivalent of Nat Wolff falling in love with a non-famous girl is almost impossible, the love triangle plot has been done countless times before. So had the boy-next-door vs the most popular guy thing.
But, even though the romance was unoriginal, there still wasn’t enough of it! Again, it was the same 30 page situation Jessie had.

Overall, Emma gets 3.5 stars, so more than Jessie because I liked Emma to begin with, and her love interests were more interesting than Finn, especially because there were two of them. The same uncomplicated style as Jessie, Emma is a perfect read for the summer, or when you feel in the mood for a contemporary that will absorb you for an hour or so!


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