Perfectly Oblivious by Robin Daniels (Review)

Perfectly Oblivious
(Perfect #1)
by Robin Daniels

YA Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 330 Pages
May 31st 2017 by Bluefields Publishing


Cameron Bates (Cam) could have almost any girl at Franklin High School…except for the one he wants. Unfortunately Bebe seems to be immune to his flirty charm and good looks, which means one of two things: a) she’s completely oblivious to how he feels, or b) she’s just not into him. If that’s the case, declaring his love would be disastrous for their friendship.

Bianca Barnes (Bebe) has a huge problem: the universe hates her. Every time she admits feelings for a boy, he ends up falling for her sweet, popular, and beautiful sister Beth. To avoid a broken heart, Bebe has sworn herself to secrecy. Nobody can know how she feels about Cam…Ever!

Neither person wants to confess their feelings, but the universe has its own plan. Out of the blue, Bebe is courted by a secret admirer. Cam has to step up his game and Bebe has to make a choice. Play it safe and accept the affections of her mystery man or challenge fate and take a chance on the boy she loves.

Content Description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion novels to follow. It contains minor language, innuendo, crude humor and steamy tension but is generally very clean. No sex. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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My Review

PERFECTLY OBLIVIOUS is a fun read about a girl who doesn't believe in herself enough and the guy who is in love with her, but too afraid to admit it. The story has plenty of humor and swoon-worthy moments mixed with a family dynamic that adds some tension. An overall enjoyable contemporary romance.

I generally love friends-to-more romances because there is already this really strong relationship built on friendship that leads to the romance. In PERFECTLY OBLIVIOUS there's so much history between these two, so many times when they dated others or thought the other wasn't interested in them, and are so used to playing it cool, that they have a tough time figuring out how to get from being friends to more. The awkwardness was pretty funny in parts. I also liked that these two could get down and dirty playing basketball against each other and it not make them less attractive to the other. In fact, this led to some swooning on Bebe's part when Cam takes his shirt off at the end of a game, or in the middle of it...

I also liked that there was this complex relationship between Bebe and her sister. It took some focus off of the romance and made the story a little more complex. I did think Cam needed to come clean a lot earlier than he did. Some of that drama and such with that whole secret admirer thing felt overly dramatic. Otherwise, this was a fun read!

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a cute story with plenty of laughs, some drama, and some definite swooning as Cam tries to get his girl.

Content: Some innuendo and mature subject matter, but clean for the genre.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books in the Series

Perfectly You
(Perfect #2)
by Robin Daniels

YA Contemporary
ebook, 326 Pages
August 24th 2017 by Bluefields Publishing


Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy’s in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove she can get the job done right. Unfortunately, she’s still one participant short and her deadline is looming.

Andy Walker, her cute but socially reclusive art class table mate, is her last resort. He may not be popular, but he’s funny, talented, and full of surprises. With a makeover and some major social marketing, Ivy is sure he could fetch a decent price at the auction.

Andy reluctantly agrees to help, but the more time Ivy spends with him, the more her feelings shift from professional to romantic in nature. To top it off, she’s done her marketing so well, that other girls are starting to notice Andy too. Come auction time, will Ivy be able to let him go to the highest bidder? Or will she find a way to keep him for herself…

Content Description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion novels set at the same high school. It contains minor language, innuendo, and crude humor, some steamy kissing, a party scene where underage drinking is taking place, and a brief but tasteful conversation about sex. The author has attempted to write characters who make good choices in questionable situations, in effort to keep the content appropriate for teens. This book contains no sex, written or implied, and no explicit language. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

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