Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

Wesley James Ruined My Life

Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to...

Details Wesley James Ruined My Life

TitleWesley James Ruined My Life
Release DateJul 18th, 2017
PublisherSwoon Reads
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews Wesley James Ruined My Life

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2.5 stars. It was a cute idea and I do love hate-to-love stories! There were definitely some elements I liked, like the medieval restaurant where Quinn worked. But the story as a whole felt kind of rushed, empty, and a bit... boring, honestly.
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer HoneybournPublisher: Swoon ReadsPublication Date: July 18, 2017Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childh...
  • Stacee
    3.5 stars I am a sucker for the hate to love trope. It's one of my favorites and between that cover and the synopsis, I was sold.Quinn is a decent character. She's a good person, but everything is completely overshadowed by her need for revenge on Wesley James. Wesley seems like a nice guy. It didn't feel like we really got to know him since all of his interactions with Quinn are combative. There are a few other characters, but no one really stoo...
  • Giselle
    This was a cute and adorable read. Pretty much a cliché one as well, but the thing is I didn't mind. I love it when romance relationships start off as dislike or even hate. I find that I end up rooting for the couple no matter what. Though in this case, it certainly didn't stop the main character because the reader knew more things than she did. It was oh-so obvious! And I loved that! When you're anticipating the entire duration of the novel to ...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    I have always been a fan of good old revenge stories, so Wesley James Ruined My Life instantly drew me in. It is all about a girl who is stuck working with an old friend, who became her enemy years ago. The medieval restaurant setting is so original, and the main character is a little obstinate but also compassionate. I really enjoyed this one, and it is perfect for the summer.This book has such an entertaining plot. It is all about a girl who en...
  • mith
    find my review here!----SPOILER ALERT.Unfortunately, there was a lot I was not fond of in regards to this book. First: the fact that Quinn tried to get Wes fired. The whole idea was so stupid and so selfish and just terrible. She hardly seemed to care how it would affect Wesley if he lost a job--I doubt she even thought of how he might need it, in the first place. And for a person who really needed the money/job, the whole idea seemed backwards a...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Once upon a time, Wesley and Quinn were super close friends, but right before his family moved away, Wesley put a set of events in motion that ruined Quinn's life. Fast forward five years, and Quinn's life is sort of like this:This girl was dealing with a lot of heavy things, but she had one thing she was looking forward to: the band trip to London. She grew up with her beloved grandmother telling her stories about her life back in England, and Q...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "He's sweaty-- his shaggy blonde hair is sticking to his neck-- but it's the good kind of sweaty. The sexy kind of sweaty. Wait. Why am I noticing his sweat? Why am I noticing anything about Wesley James? I should be focusing on my master plan to get him fired, not about how sexy he looks or whether or not he smells good." This was a very quick read. The storyline caught my attention with a broken family, love and some kind of revenge. I wanted t...
  • Marochka
    Эта книга ужасно близка мне по духу, так как я, как и героиня, просто обожаю Лондон. Книга смешная, забавная и очень-очень милая. Что называется «летняя романтика». Она легкая, с такой книгой в руках очень хорошо расслабиться и отдохнуть. Погрузитьс...
  • Katy Upperman
    This forthcoming debut was everything I was hoping for in a summer read: voice-y, witty, and swoony, but with depth I always appreciate. Quinn's summer is becoming quite a mess: her grandmother is suffering from Alzheimer's, her father has gambling addiction that's costing him a lot more than money, she's lost her shot at a band trip to England, and her friend-turned-nemisis, Wesley James, is back in Seattle after years spent in Portland. Quinn m...
  • Eileen (BookCatPin)
    Wesley James Ruined My Life is a fun, light and quick read. I love a great rivalry love story and this one definitely hit all the marks for me.I love the setting: Tudor Tymes is amazing. The restaurant sounds like such a fascinating place to eat at; the cast of characters make me want to visit. I may be a little old for its usual crowd but I'd 100% go if I'm ever within range of such a place!Quinn and Wesley were childhood besties before he did s...
  • abby❁
    It was a really cute summer read, I really loved it! This is the kind of book that I will re-read all the time.
  • Melissa (The Reader & The Chef)
    *This review can also be found at The Reader and the Chef! Huge thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion.*This was such a cutesy read! Imagine spending your summer working on a Tudor Times themed restaurant with your worst, albeit cute, childhood enemy? Definitely the recipe for swoons & disaster!What I Liked: I am such a fan of hate-to-love romance in my books and Wesley James Ruined My Life had me covere...
  • cyborgcinderella
    This book was ADORABLE. Seriously, it was SO CUTE and I'm so glad I traded for this book!I started reading this book around midnight last night and even though I was sleepy, I kept saying "oh, I'll just read one more chapter." Well, after a while I figured I might as well just finish it, so I did. I don't regret it though, because it was super cute and gave me all the feels!I thought the developing relationship between Quinn and Wesley was really...
  • Leah
    Wesley James Ruined My Life is one of those books that infuriates you right until the very end, when you realise those last two chapters were kind of worth it? It also helps that Wesley, despite Quinn's best efforts, was actually pretty decent throughout the entire book (more than decent, in fact, and way, way more than Quinn deserved, imo). Despite all my frustration, I read this book in just one sitting, although I will confess that by the time...
  • Leigh Collazo
    Hundreds more reviews at Mrs. ReaderPants.REVIEW: Okay, yes, Quinn got on my nerves with her ill-conceived (and just plain mean) idea to get Wesley fired. Yes, she's unreasonably obsessed with this idea that Wesley James ruined her entire life. But did I love this book anyway? You bet!Truly, Quinn isn't the most likeable character, but I forgave her revengey-ness with Wesley because she's so real. She does do some mean things to sabotage Wesley, ...
  • Michelle
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn is a young adult standalone contemporary romance. I loved this book. This is going to be a unique review because there were a few issues I had with the main character, but they really didn't detract from my enjoyment one bit because while reading Wesley James Ruined My Life, I had a major case of perma-smile. I really...
  • Victoria Kennedy
    I was kindly sent a copy of this book for review from Pan Macmillan Australia in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. A cute and fun contemporary that will have you wanting to visit a medieval themed restaurant.Quinn has been working the past three months at Tudor Tymes, a medieval themed restaurant with King Henry VIII. She's saving up for her concert band's trip to London in November, where she's hoping she'll get to see all ...
  • Sophie (Blame Chocolate)
    Find the full review at Blame Chocolate.I had some high expectations for this one, which is probably why I was so disappointed. I mean, a medieval themed restaurant? Hate to love relationship? It sounded so cute and fun and the perfect summer read!But it wasn’t. The whole “plot” and the reason Quinn hates Wesley is too weak. And the way it was revealed and resolved? Yeah, even worse. The characters were pretty okay, though. They were annoyi...
  • Lori
    3.5 starsVery cute and a very quick read. A good pick for when you're in the mood for a romance that's somehow both hate-to-love but also sweet and fun. It leans a little bit to the younger side, especially with such a big focus on Quinn getting revenge on Wesley because she thinks he's the reason her parents got a divorce. It just doesn't feel like something a seventeen year old would still believe after five years. I was glad it didn't last the...
  • Brandy Painter
    Wesley James did not ruin anyone's life. Let's make that clear up front. Quinn has held a grudge against Wesley for years, blaming him for her parents' divorce. I can see how a young girl, confused and scared, would want to find someone to foist her anger over that on. I get that Wesley was an easy target, especially since he was moving. This could have been done really well, but it wasn't because the character development just wasn't there. (Whi...
  • Sophie **2 Greek Girls Reading**
    3-3,5 stars What we know about our heroine, Quinn: 1) She loves London and she's about to go with her school band 2) She works in a medieval restaurant as a waitress 3) Wesley James ruined her life and she can't forgiveWe also get to know her family and some issues within, her friends and possible interests and that Wesley is back and she wants to get revenge and get him fired.I thought that this was a really cute novel and had some really intere...
  • Amanda
    I am glad I didn't notice the avg rating on this book or I probably wouldn't have read it. I usually don't read anything below 3.7 and I am questioning that decision because this was a really good book. I love hate to love romances so I probably would have read it anyway. This was a cute, fast read. I liked the characters and the message in the story. At first I thought Quinn was going to irritate me but she never did. I understood why she chose ...
  • dluvsbooks
    This was a quick and entertaining summer young adults book. I wish we really did have a Tudor Tymes nearby:) I highly recommend this book to those looking for a sweet and swoony story about two teens that have a love, hate to love relationship. Fun stuff!
  • Jennifer
    Cute read. Once again these YAs push too much lack of communication. She is mad about something Wesley did before he moved away and they never talk about it till the very end. Frustrating.
  • Jaime Arkin
    Not as swoony as I had hoped for, but definitely a quick and cute read! This book however, had the unfortunate luck to be read after what will probably be at the top of the list of my favorite reads this year which means I was probably tougher on it than I might have been otherwise. Quinn Hardwick and Wesley James used to be inseparable ... until he up and ruined her life and then moved to another state, and Quinn still hasn't forgiven him. She f...
  • Tiffany
    See more reviews at The Bookish Thought *I receive an ARC via Netgalley in exchange of honest review. Thank you Swoon Reads for the book! Actual rating 3.5When I saw the title, like any other people who came across this book, I was expecting a hate-to-love romance. And fortunately, I wasn't disappointed! This book was super cute and funny, just as expected.Basically, Quinn and Wesley used to be best-friend. But one day, when Wesley was about to m...
  • Rashika (is tired)
    ***This review has also been posted on Xpresso ReadsIf you're expecting this book to change your life, you're probably going to be disappointed but it IS a perfectly, enjoyable summer book and not everything we read needs to revolutionize our lives. I, for one, have been too tired and too overheated lately to read books that will change my life so Wesley James Ruined My Life was the perfect read for me.Is Quinn Hardwick stubborn as fuck and will...
  • Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
    Mini-Review:I wanted to enjoy Jennifer Honeybourn’s Wesley James Ruined My Life so much. It had all the makings of a really entertaining, fast-paced contemporary, but as soon as I got more acquainted with Quinn’s animosity for former friend Wesley James, it lost me. In truth, the only reason I ended up finishing this one instead of setting it aside was because it was so short. Quinn hatches an immediately plan to get rid of Wesley from her li...
  • Mima
    I thought this was going to be a cute and fluffy romance novel!No such luck. Cons:• Tudor Times is so overdramatic! Pretty sure it would be illegal to force your employees into the stocks. • I waited for so long for the food truck on the cover to come into the story, but it was just one great big disappointment. • Very sexualised romance. All this lust at first sight and pheromones, bleh. • Quinn really didn't think this 'ruined my life' ...