Book Review: A Little Something Different – Sandy Hall

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Pages: 272
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Swoon Reads, August 2014
Link: Amazon

Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis: The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together….


This book is “a little something  different” because there are 14 viewpoints. Some viewpoints were in the book more than others. The bench’s viewpoint is funny. This bench has a favorite butt!

Gabe and Lea are meant for each other. Everyone can see it. Even Victor, the angry kid in their creative writing class. Victor’s viewpoint, I feel, reviews a lot about Lea and Gabe. It’s just that Victor is more of an antagonist who is disgusted with romance. He thinks that Lea and Gabe look ‘cute’ together.

Inga, the creative writing professor is teacher goals. If I was a teacher, I’d put the students I ship together. I’d also partner them up and do as much as I can, depending on how much I ship them. Inga assigns a 100 word prompt describing someone with no adjectives for finals. She hopes Lea and Gabe write about each other. They do!

I recommend this book. It’s a cute love story that anyone can enjoy.

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