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….
200words (or less) review: This book is adorable. Like puppies, rainbows and chocolate hearts – and kittens. Let’s not leave out kittens or any over fluffy creature that might make you go “aww”. A Little Something Different is an “aww”-book. The wrapped up in something warm with a hot chocolate or being hugged kinda “aww”-book.
It’s also a really good book. Needed to get that out because the cuteness of Sandy Hall’s creation coupled with the cover (which I actually think is perfect) might have you thinking it’s just too much. Admittedly I was a little hesitant at the beginning but it took about 3 pages for me to fall headfirst into the HEARTness of it all. (It’s like landing on a pink cotton cloud…)
A Little Something Different is has 14 POVs but none of them are Lea or Gabe’s. It works brilliantly. I am SO impressed by Sandy Hall pulling this off. Her next book Can’t Kiss, Won’t Tell is already on my list and I don’t know a thing about it but if it’s anything like A Little Something Different it’ll be wonderful.