Libby Garrett is addicted to Owen Jackson’s hot lovin’. But the sexy, popular college basketball player doesn’t appreciate all of Libby’s awesomeness. He refuses to be exclusive or even admit to people that they’re dating. The relationship is ruining Libby and she’s the only one who can’t see it.
When Libby’s behavior spirals completely out of control, her best friend Avery Shaw and the rest of the Science Squad stage an intervention hoping to cure Libby of her harmful Owen addiction. They put her through her very own Twelve Step program—Owen’s Anonymous—and recruit the help of a sexy, broody, hard as nails coffee man to be her official sponsor.
Adam Koepp has watched Libby Garrett for years. How could he not notice the sassy girl with the purple skateboard and helmet plastered with cat stickers? But in all the years he’s crushed on her, Libby has failed to take notice of him. Why would she when he was just a nobody high school drop out who served her apple cider several times a week? Especially when she was hooking up with a guy like Owen Jackson—a guy with a college scholarship and more abs than Kyle Hamilton.
Adam finally gets the chance to meet Libby when his co-worker Avery Shaw recruits him to take Libby on the journey of a lifetime. With his ability to play Bad Cop and his experience with the Twelve Step program he’s the perfect candidate to be Libby’s sponsor. But will he be able to keep his personal feelings out of the matter and really help her the way she needs? And will Libby hate him when he forces her to take an honest look at herself?
Hey YAers (Wow I am getting worse at these opening lines)
I am super excited to share this book with you guys because: THIS IS MY VERY FIRST ARC!! For those of you who do not know, an ARC is an advanced reading copy. Basically, about a month ago, I received this book in ePub form from the author BEFORE it was even published! I just go soo excited that I forgot to tell you the name of the book….. The Libby Garrett Intervention by Kelly Oram! This book is like a stand alone within a series. The “First Book” is called The Avery Shaw Experiment but you can definitely read this book without reading the other (though I would highly recommend reading it, it was really good).
Besides this book being by Kelly Oram, what drew me in was the idea of loving yourself and not letting someone else define who you were. Libby in this case is being mentally abused by her “boyfriend” Owen, and starts trying to change herself to fit his standards. Her friends, seeing this, stage an intervention and when that doesn’t work, call in the big guns (or in this case, the coffee guy) to sponsor her for their new program “Owen Anonymous.” Before Owen or BO Libby was a great skateboarder, loved wearing cat shirts, and was completely comfortable in her own skin. She wasn’t skinny, or model perfect but she knew she was gorgeous inside. This theme is really what drew me in.
Let’s talk a bit about our love interest Adam Koepp (AKA coffee guy) . One of the reasons he felt drawn to Libby was because he recognized what was happening to her (her addiction to Owen) because his mother went through the same things but with drugs. But the best thing about him was he had been crushing on her forever, not because of her looks but because of her personality and her spunkiness, he saw through the exterior and focused on the parts that mattered.
I really enjoyed reading this book and am happy to give it:
Thanks so Much and don’t forget to buy the Libby Garrett intervention when it comes out October 26th!
<3 Shelby L.