Review: Prom Impossible by Laura Pauling

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1 girl + 1 prom + 3 guys = Prom Impossible!

Cassidy decides her senior year, including prom, will be about Michael Greenwood, the boy destined to be her soul mate. One problem. He hasn’t figured that out yet.

But certain events meant as innocent pranks—that weren’t completely her fault—introduce her to Zeke, the reformed bad boy. And cutting deals in the boys’ bathroom with Jasper, the hottest guy in school, lands her in a complicated web of half-truths that spirals out of control.

At the end of the year, she’s dateless the day before the big night but risks a lot more than her pride if she can’t find a way to fix her mistakes.


What Rhea Thought:

The first thing I thought when I finished Prom Impossible was “Dayum, that would make one hell of a TV show.” And it totally, absolutely would.

I don’t think I’ve ever come across a character that talks randomly or out of context as much as Cassidy does. And I absolutely ADORE her. She’s practically the embodiment of what high school is like. Throughout the book, I looked forward to each and every piece of nonsense that spewed out of her mouth and laughed heartily at how every time she spoke, the situation went from bad to worse. She’s basically a rebellious teen with a heart of gold. Trying to fix stuff and just making it worse.

Potential Prom-Mate #1 – Michael

Michael is a “total dork” who is her “soul mate.” I want to hate Michael, but I find that I just can’t. The thing is, Cassidy is completely obsessed with him throughout the book, whereas Michael doesn’t notice her at all. In fact in some circumstances, it feels like he goes out of his way to ignore her. But that’s not true. The guy doesn’t like Cassidy in the way she would want him to. He does however like Elena and that complicates matters, which brings us to…


Potential Prom-Mate #2

Jasper is one of those guys that you know, everyone loves. He’s always smiling and joking and has a girl clinging to his arm. But then what people don’t see about him is that he’s actually a dick, and that his parents are kind of those typical we-will-interfere-in-your-life-all-we-want type of parents. Boo. However, Cassidy totally walked into thins one and made a mess for herself. Double Boo.


And Finally Potential Prom-Mate #3

Zeke is a bad boy. Or at least that’s the image he’s trying to give off. But really he’s just a new guy in town, in love with Cassidy. They meet at Adventure Group (which Cassidy landed into after a series of event that were totally not her fault) and I was in love with Zeke ever since. He’s very, very good to her and she just doesn’t see it. Yet.

I like the way the story ends. Unpredictable and sweet. Short and a well deserved HEA. I would have, however, liked to see more of Zeke. But since the entire book is in Cassidy’s POV and she isn’t noticing him (much) there’s too little of him. Sigh. Laughter and riots throughout the book, though. Good writing and amazing cover!


Final Verdict: For all of you who’ve forgotten what it’s like to be a teenager (or a teenager in unrequited love) you must read this. ★★★   


About the Author:

Laura writes young adult romantic suspense and romantic comedy. She’s the author of the exciting Circle of Spies Series, and the time travel mystery, HEIST. She’s a former elementary teacher and currently lives in New England. After spending time reading books to her kids and loving a good plot turn, she put her fingers to the keyboard. Don’t ask her about the unfinished quilts and scrapbooks. Stories are way more exciting.

She writes to entertain and experience a great story…and to be able to work in her jammies and slippers.


*I was provided with a free ecopy of this book in exchange of an honest review*


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