How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You

How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You Seventeen year old Oliver Wendell Holmes Yes his parents are just that peculiar but his brother s name is Sherlock so it could have been worse knows that he s different He s quirky awkward and he

  • Title: How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You
  • Author: T.M. Franklin
  • ISBN: 9781612133157
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seventeen year old Oliver Wendell Holmes Yes, his parents are just that peculiar, but his brother s name is Sherlock, so it could have been worse knows that he s different He s quirky, awkward, and he s okay with that Oliver also likes making lists meticulous procedures for achieving his goals, step by step Whether it s How to Get an A in Chemistry or How to Get AcSeventeen year old Oliver Wendell Holmes Yes, his parents are just that peculiar, but his brother s name is Sherlock, so it could have been worse knows that he s different He s quirky, awkward, and he s okay with that Oliver also likes making lists meticulous procedures for achieving his goals, step by step Whether it s How to Get an A in Chemistry or How to Get Accepted to MIT, he has a process, and it s worked for him so far He doesn t even care that the popular kids mock him Oliver s got his eye on the prize.So when he decides it s time to declare his feelings for Ainsley Bishop, the girl of his dreams, it s only natural for him to make a list a point by point strategy to win her heart He knows it will take a grand gesture for her to see all he has to offer, and her approaching birthday provides the ideal opportunity for Oliver to put his plan into action.Finding the perfect gift is a challenge Oliver meets with his usual dogged determination He ll need to watch her carefully for clues to pinpoint exactly what he should give her And along the way, he might just learn that what Ainsley really needs is not quite what he expected.

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    1. HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!I loved loved LOVED this book. There's a giveaway at the blog today, too.Took me a while to write this reviewe I wanted to find the best words to use to sum up how wonderful this book is. I can't tell you how many times I laughed, right out loud. I was constantly nodding my head at the situations these teenage characters found themselves in. I have a daughter in high school dramad this reads REAL.Oliver and his lists. I loved them. He had plans for everything, including how t [...]

    2. Oliver Wendell Holmes set out to get Ainsley Bishop to fall in love with him. I won’t tell you if he succeeded, but I will tell you he stole my heart. When it comes to reading I’m like Goldilocks, the story has to be just right. It can’t be too angsty or too fluffy, not to to mention a pretty long list of other pet peeves that I won’t even get into. The midway point is generally where I lose interest. Many authors use filler to get to the end. I've almost come to expect it. So last night [...]

    3. OH MY GOSH! Where do I begin with this book? First of all, a lovely, well deserved 5 STARS to T.M. Franklin for presenting one of the most darling books I'll read this year. It was definitely a remarkable story that draws you into such an intimate parallel with the characters (yes, I said characterS plural, which I'll touch on that in a bit)that it leaves you not wanting to put it down.Oliver Wendell Holmes speaks for every awkward high schooler, who isn't deemed good enough to hang with the coo [...]

    4. I was offered (okay, I begged) for an advanced copy of How to Make Ainsley Bishop Fall in Love with You. From the moment I saw the cover and book trailer, I couldn’t wait to read about Oliver and Ainsley.Oliver is super smart and just a little nerdy. For teens, that’s typically a recipe for attracting bullies, and Oliver faces his fair share. But he also accepts the fact that he’s not a typical teenage guy, and most of the time, that’s just fine with him. I loved that about him. His frie [...]

    5. I received an ARC of this book for an honest review4/5 starsI LOVED this book!Oliver is such an easy character to relate to. I'm sure we all have weird quirks and insecurities just like him. I was so happy with the banter between all the characters that I didn't even notice when I was almost finished with the book. It was that good! I think my favorite characters would have to be Viney. I don't think the book would've been that amazing without him. I have a thing for supportive friends that know [...]

    6. What a fantastic first YA debut novel by the always fabulous T.M. Franklin. This is the story of Oliver, who is a bit nerdy, a bit shy, a bit funny but all kinds of adorable and good. Oliver is for sure the kind of boy I hope my daughters bump into in life because he is one of the good ones. Actually, scratch that, he is a GREAT one.He is loving, sweet, encouraging, ambitious, funny, mature but at the same time a kid that still needs his family and friend ( even if his friends are a teenager tha [...]

    7. I’m a big fan of T.M. Franklin, so when I heard that she was writing a new YA book back in January, I was very excited. But then I read the summaryd went from excited to DESPERATE. It reminded me of all the awesome 80s/90s teen films I love, like Can’t Buy Me Love and Can’t Hardly Wait. And with a main character named Oliver Wendell Holmes, I was pretty sure T.M. had created something entertaining. When I finally got ahold of my copy, I was not disappointed. I devoured this book in about 8 [...]

    8. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READ!Perfect for teenagers and the young-at-heart. An advanced copy was provided via NetGalley in lieu of an honest review. I fell in love yes, I did I fell in love with Oliver. I am enchanted and thoroughly enamored. Oliver is a bright (A student) high school student. He is very well versed in computers and gaming, has a best friend, Viney, volunteers at a retirement home, and oh, he loves to make lists. For anyone who gets the satisfaction of seeing a check mark against a [...]

    9. I completely loved this story!Adorable, engaging, realistic, heartwarming. There was not one thing that happened that I didn't love. And that is a rarity for me, I am not a fan of YA. I am just to old to get on board with teenage angst, over the top drama, situations beyond youth reality, and the dreaded "misunderstanding" story line. I always find myself thinking, in what reality do theses things happen. Certainly not mine.How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love With You was a story of teenag [...]

    10. **Thank you to Netgalley and TWCS for giving me the opportunity to advance read this book***I'm a HUGE fan of T. M. Franklin, and when this book became available on netgalley, I snapped it up! Then, I got bogged down and completely forgot about it. Until yesterday I started it late in the evening and finished it this morning. I think, overall, it took me about 6 hours to fly through this story.Firstly any book where a character is called Sherlock Holmes should be read by anyone. Especially a She [...]

    11. I had the pleasure of an advanced copy of How To Get Ainsley Bishop To Fall In Love With You, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this book. It is the epitome of everything that I fell in love with when I first started reading young adult fiction. I feel like Ainsley is one of those books that I will purchase and put up on the shelf to pass to my own girls. T.M. Franklin has such a gifted voice; she can take you from laughter to tears to laughing so hard you’re nearly crying. Oli [...]

    12. I just finished reading this wonderful story. The story is told from Oliver's point of view .He's great.He is a teenage boy who likes to make lists.He sets a goal and checks things off as he accomplishes them.Ainsley Bishop is his new goal. Come along and join Oliver as he navigates this thing we call life and see if he can get Ainsley Bishop to fall in love with him. Real and believable characters that will draw you in and keep you there.The point of view from this story is an unique one for me [...]

    13. Can I give this 100 stars??? One of the best books I have read this year, without a doubt. I loved nerdy Oliver and his lists, Ainsley and her quirky tennis shoes, Oliver's brilliant family, and the characters of Viney and Hank were just perfect. I laughed out loud, almost cried, and definitely cheered a few times during Oliver's journey to win Ainsley's heart. This is just perfection wrapped up in an oddly shaped box with a boy band CD inside. Buy this book!

    14. I really enojoyed it. Oliver was great and his family very cool and supportive even though there were problems like in every family.

    15. I was given an arc copy of this book. I LOVED it. It brought back so many memories from my high school days. It was a great story, strong writing and great characters.

    16. First, I have a confession to make. I first learned about T.M.Franklin via a release party by another author where I won a great SWAG package. I received my wonderful coffee mug, bookmarks, and button (that were properly stolen by the teenagers in my home) which prompted me to purchase the book. My only regret is that I had not read it sooner.*Contains Spoilers *When I read the summary of “How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You”, I thought “Cute…typical boy meets girl romance [...]

    17. This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction AddictionHow to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You was exactly what I was expecting it to be - a light, sweet YA romance that hit all the right notes. Since I really enjoyed Franklin's other books (the first two books in the MORE series), I was eager to get my hands on this one. I wasn't disappointed!The synopsis describes the book pretty well, so I'll just get right to my review.What I loved:Oliver's lists. I reall [...]

    18. If you’re in the mood for something quirky then pick this! Ainsley Bishop is a witty, funny, engaging and cleverly written story about a very geeky and slightly awkward guy who’s in love with a girl who he doesn’t think notices him. He devises a plan to get closer to her and ropes in his best friend Viney to assist him. And as these things go, some things go according to plan while a few surprises lay ahead.Oliver is one of my favourite protagonists. He has a clear head on his shoulders an [...]

    19. In high school, I had a terrible three-year crush on a guy we’ll call “John.” Though unrequited, my epic crush on John prompted me to do things like spell his name in syrup atop my pancakes, memorize his volleyball serving technique (ten ball bounces then two steps forward), and spend the first weeks of post-freshman year summer break dissecting his cryptic message in my yearbook. But for all the energy spent loving John from afar, I never thought to put my brain to good use and draft a li [...]

    20. Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads.I hate referring to a book as "cute." I just do. I don't want the author to think I'm demeaning their work or dismissing them in any way and cute just has that connotation in my mind. I could look up a thousand synonyms to use to describe How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love With You, but the fact is, it's a cute book and I mean that in an entirely positive way.The characters were charming. I just wanted to squeeze Oliver's nerdy, ridiculously [...]

    21. This was a cute story of first love and how one of the school's smart, somewhat nerdy guys goes about getting the girl. Honestly, I found Oliver to be sweet and there is nothing wrong with lists.I use them myself for planning purposes.Oliver has had a crush on Ainsley Bishop for like forever, and finally decides to do something about it. Unlike most guys, he's a planner and likes to use lists for everything. The problem? He isn't just a normal teenager. He's smart, nice, and not one of the popul [...]

    22. REVIEW+ GUEST POST+ GIVEAWAY ON: htpp://athousandwordsamillionbooks**I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review:**This is the CUTEST book I’ve read ever since I flipped open my first Meg Cabot book (think Teen Idol), all those years ago!Well, I’m not going to go into the actual story line of this book- there is just no fun. (What would be the point of me telling you this happens and then that?) I am, however, going to talk about the brilliant characters!This book h [...]

    23. T.M. Franklin has written a charming, involving, adorable story about an imaginative, methodical teenage boy with goals, dreams, and the determination to make them happen. My first feeling after reading this fantastic YA is that EVERY girl should have someone like Oliver at some point in their lives. Someone who cares enough about them to be purposeful in getting to know them. Sure, Oliver has a list—I myself am a firm believer in using lists for projects—but he makes lists because things ma [...]

    24. While I was reading this book I literally could not stop smiling. It was giving me all the Anna and The French Kiss feels because of it's distinct non-cliche love story qualities.How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in love with you is a the type of love story everyday people can relate to because it's not bogged down with unrealistic portrayals of men that could only possibly exist in novels. There are no distinct boy smells, or cliche banter between characters.It's realistic in all the right ways [...]

    25. High Schooler Oliver is a nerd. He's a list-maker and a straight-A student. And he wants to win over the lovely Ainsley. Using advice from his family and friends as well as his sure-to-succeed list, Oliver attempts to win Ainsley over. The only problem is that she already has a boyfriend!Boys will be boys… Wrong! Oliver broke that mold completely. He is sensitive and thoughtful and adorably awkward. Girls won't always be girls either because Ainsley appears to be shallow at first, but as Olive [...]

    26. Absolutely cute! I have no other way to describe this book. It was so refreshing, and novel, to see a YA written from the perspective of a guy, you know. Made for some definite awkward and totally funny and again, absolutely cute moments.I cheered for Oliver throughout, amid the laughs and chuckles and giggles, because this is like a trainwreck happening the most beautiful and entertaining sense, though. The secondary characters alone could've had their one-man show and we'd have remained hooked [...]

    27. This book is absolutely fantastic! It reminded me a bit of early Gordon Korman. I was laughing at some of the things Oliver said and did.This is the type of YA novel I really enjoy (not that I don't enjoy the more serious stuff too; I do, or I wouldn't read it). Sometimes all you want is a bit of fluff that makes you laugh and believe in happiness. That's this book, for sure.Oliver is the type of guy I might have crushed on in high school; he's definitely the type of guy I married! Of course, he [...]

    28. I loved this book! Oliver Holmes is a geeky kid who is in love with one of the popular girls in school. Oliver is a list-maker for everything he does, so he makes a list of how he can get Ainsley to fall in love with him. He sticks to this list, mostly, but he also finds out that you can't plan everything out. We also get to know his best friend, his brother (Sherlock), and a wonderful cast of others. I read this book in one sitting. I couldn't put it down and I laughed out loud. It is a great t [...]

    29. Oliver is so endearing and sweet. He loves making lists and he has his eyes set on the prize: Ainsley Bishop. The problem is that Ainsley has a boyfriend already. Obstacles are everywhere. Between his younger brother, who thinks he's a detective, trying to figure out what Oliver is up to, an upcoming school play, figuring out the perfect gift for Ainsley's birthday, and Ian-Ainsley's boyfriend wising up to Oliver's antics, will Oliver be able to make her see what she's missing? I loved this book [...]

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