The Art of Lainey

The Art of Lainey - Paula Stokes

“Soccer  star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back.


And that’s when the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. With just one glance, they're sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey’s arms. So Lainey channels her inner warlord, recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous. After a few "dates", it looks like her plan is going to work! But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like more than just a game.


What's a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you're meant to be with if you're  still figuring out the person you're meant to be?” -Goodreads

Lainey is such a cool character, she is a star of her school's soccer team and she is such a hard worker. Micah is a troubled guy who is loyal and is supportive of Lainey. When I first started reading it it was really slow. Then when Lainey and Bianca find The Art of War it gets super interesting. The way the book comes into the story it becomes super entertaining. Maciah and Lainey when they fake date it is so fun to read about them. Then it is entertaining  to read about how Lainey and Micah try to  win there ex’s and to stop from falling in love with each other.  When you get to know Jason and Kendall Chase  who were her ex and one of her best friend, they really are evil. Then Lainey’s best friend is Bianca who is supper supporting, helpful and understanding.

Lainey really changed from being snobby and just cares about Jason to being supportive and cares about where she is going to go. In the end I loved how both Lainey and Miach ditch the plan to get there ex’s back. How in the end Miach uses The Art of War against Lainey.

Overall I loved this book it was extremely romantic, witty and different. I gave it a 4.5/5.