Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Review: All's Fair in Love, War, and High School (Pullman High #2) by Janette Rallison

All's Fair in Love, War, and High School (Pullman High #2)
Title: All's Fair in Love, War, and High School

Series: Pullman High #2 (Can be read as a standalone)

Previous book in this series: Blue Eyes and Other Teenage Hazards

Author: Janette Rallison

Publication date: February 2016

Published by: Janette Rallison

Source: Own ebook

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You should never make a bet you can't keep, especially when the bet involves romance.

Sixteen-year-old Samantha Taylor is used to having things go her way. She's head cheerleader and has all the right friends and a steady stream of boyfriends. But when she tanks the SATs, her automatic assumptions about going to college don't appear to be so automatic anymore. She determines that her best hope for admission into a good college is to win the election for student body president. Unfortunately, with her razor wit and acid tongue she's bettersuited to dishing out insults than winning votes.

When she brashly bets her classmate Logan that she can go two weeks without uttering a single insult, Samantha immediately realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. And when her current boyfriend dumps her, less than three weeks before the prom, it couldn't be a worse time to be forced to keep her opinions to herself. Finding a new boyfriend will be a challenge now that Logan shadows her every move, hoping to catch her slipping back into her old ways. Samantha is determined to win the election and find a dream date for the prom, no matter what it takes. After all . . . all's fair in love and war (and high school!).

My rating: ★★★★★

This book takes place in the same world as previous book, Blue Eyes and Other Teenage Hazards, but in this one we follow a different character, the cheerleader Samantha! She made a brief appearance in last book, but she and Cassidy did not get along. Anyway, I really loved the idea of the bet and Logan just making sure Sam does not insult anyone. It was so funny!

He took the paper and pen, then surveyed me skeptically. “You haven’t insulted anyone today?”
“Well, only you; but it was in my mind, so it didn’t count.”

I loved Sam and Logan! Their interactions were the best! Apparently they dated in the past, but have been broken up for a while now. However, maybe this little bet will help rekindle said relationship? The way they bickered with one another was just so cute!

“Brad Willis, huh? A guy with both the build and the intelligence of a semi truck. A perfect match for you.”
I shoved my copies of Dr. Spock onto the shelf with a thunk. “Yeah, well, I’d tell you who your perfect match is, but I don’t know anyone with the personality of a broken-down bicycle.”

But under all that bickering, Logan really is a sweet guy. He’s just...


And Sam noticing Logan in that sort of romantic way again... *swoon* I don’t know why Sam ever treated him the way she did, but with his help, Sam actually undergoes some personal growth which I found pretty cool.

But before all this, Sam goes on a bad date! So far series is full of bad dates and I absolutely love it! I just love how Janette Rallison puts her characters in the most awkward situations imaginable. This book actually starts off with a bad date and it was great (for me, not Sam. Lol)!

While he was waiting for the light to turn green, Brad glanced over at me. “The frisky cat is on your head!” Actually, I’m not sure frisky was the adjective he used, but the word definitely began with an F.

Oh man, you just have to read the whole thing! It’s hilarious!

And Cassidy from the last book made a cameo! Cassidy and Josh update: well, they seem to be having problems...


I loved them together! I was so happy that they ended up together in the last book, but I guess that’s just how relationships go. So now that Josh is sort-of-kind-of free, Sam want him. She was actually interested in him before Cassidy “won.” And now Sam thinks she might have feelings for both Josh and Logan, and I’m like, “girl, no.” Lol.

On a more happy note, Cassidy got a baby sister! Cassidy being an only child, she always admired Elise and Josh’s relationship with their younger siblings, and now she has her own adopted baby sister to care for! I was so glad for her!

“I’m learning lots of Russian phrases,” Cassidy said. “I already know how to say, ‘don’t throw that,’ ‘come back here,’ and ‘please stop crying, I’ll give you whatever you want.’

Overall, I really loved this book! It was so much fun, so funny, and so swoon-worthy! I loved that Sam and Logan had history and have known each other for a while, but I also liked seeing them look at their relationship in a different way and discover the potential underlying feelings for one another. I am just really loving this series!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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