"I loved your YA story! Your fairy tale style is perfect for this age group, with refreshing characters." --former Mills & Boon editor, Tessa Shapcott
Fans of Hallmark movies and sweet stories of first love will adore Callie Henry's new series!
High-schooler, Hannah, has always been self-conscious about her weight, so when hottie swimmer, Liam, pays her extra attention at her sister's wedding, she has a hard time trusting his interest. Throughout the evening, Liam's charm wins her over, until they're falling hard for each other. But the next day, Hannah learns something that may ruin it all.
All stories in the LIFE (Love is for Everyone) series portray true-to-life, teen-aged characters, with real personalities and common issues, who experience the lightning bolt of first love in their own, individual ways!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Date For Hannah is a tale that can appeal to anyone. Self image struggles are a cross we all must bear. No matter the age or color, there is a Hannah inside us all struggling to break free. Liam is a representation of the beauty we all possess, but have trouble seeing. A beautiful story that's universally relatable as well as irresistible is always a winner in my eyes.
I received a free copy through the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion. 4 stars — This was a cute little read! It was short and, as a result, things moved quite quickly — which isn’t always a bad thing, but it did feel a bit quick on the feelings front. But even as short as it was, it still had some great messages for teens…that I think adults could stand to learn and remember as well! For some reason I got it into my head that this was going to be a very young YA…but it really wasn’t. It was sweet and clean, but the writing didn’t feel too young…not sure if that makes sense. Hannah was pretty easy to like and relate to — I think every human has an aspect of themselves that they feel insecure about. For the most part I understood her reservations and wariness about love…on occasion it felt a bit unreasonable, but I think that comes down to the length of the story. Perhaps if we’d seen more of Hannah before the wedding, we would have gotten a better sense of who she was on a day to day basis. But her struggles were very real, and I felt like she went through all the reasonable emotions. I was happy to read her internal thoughts after the misunderstanding…and see that she was already changed by her encounter with Liam, she just needed time to sort herself out before having the right conversations with the right people. Liam was a total sweetie. Honestly, he almost felt a bit too good to be true, but he had his own struggles. I appreciated that while he may have looked like he would have no problems, he was dealing with mistakes of his past, and the way his peers perceived him as a result. I loved that we got a hero that was looking for love, but wasn’t being given the chance to develop it. It was kind of refreshing. Their romance was totally sweet and swoony. While I mentioned it felt quick on occasion, I nevertheless felt their chemistry and adored the way their romance progressed. I felt like they had some great conversations and made significant connections. I also appreciated Hannah’s relationship with her sister Bree…we didn’t get to see a lot of it, but I loved that they were close, and that Hannah could rely on her. All in all I think this was a great first foray into the young adult genre for Ms. Henry (/Ms. Regnery), and I look forward to reading more stories in this series!