Release Date: January 7, 2014
Source: Publisher via Random Buzzers
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.
Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.
When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.
Special thanks to Delacorte Press and Random Buzzers for providing me with an advance copy of this book for review!
With Being Sloane Jacobs, Lauren Morrill has been added to my very skimpy list of authors that write contemporary books that I actually like. I am not a huge contemporary fan, but when an author does it right, I’m in love. And Being Sloane Jacobs was definitely right.
I think I enjoyed this one so much because it reminded me a little bit of the stories that Jennifer E. Smith writes about – unrealistic, romantic scenarios, that will never happen to you, but make a great story!
Sitting here trying to write my review I can’t think of much to say other than how utterly adorable and fun this book was! The characters were funny and smart, there’s some family drama, and a touch of giggle-worthy romance. But below the surface it’s also a book about following your heart and finding yourself along the way.
I thoroughly enjoyed Being Sloane Jacobs! Even if you don’t play hockey or figure skate, you’ll find yourself enjoying the ride along with the Sloanes, too!