TITLE: The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window
AUTHOR: Kirsty Moseley
FORMAT: Kindle Ebook
A light read, this novel is a cute – if superficial – tale for those who are secret romantics at heart. However, don’t go into it expecting any too deep, as you will surely be disappointed.
The book is centred around our love struck young couple; Amber and Liam. Liam is a typical playboy who has secretly been in love with his best friend’s sister for years, and whose presence has become a surprising source of comfort for her in the night. Amber is a self-described shy young woman who is still haunted by the terrible acts that she suffered at the hands of her father.
So much promise, yet what we get is a tangle of messy writing and clichés.
First off, this book desperately needs an editor. There are mistakes littered throughout the novel that could have been picked out in just one read. The constant reuse of words such as ‘ass’ and that stupid pet name ‘Angel’ also grated on my nerves, and in general the whole book needs a complete rewrite to refine the language and polish it up.
Another thing that really annoyed me was the stereotype used in this novel and how every single woman featured was sex-driven, brainless and obviously had no sense of decency. They were incapable of retaining any shred of dignity, and instead throw themselves upon Liam and Jake as if there was no tomorrow. Even Amber’s own best friend is guilty of this, and all Amber does is laugh it off as if it’s completely acceptable. Which no, no it is not.
Even Amber contributes in her own way, being such a modest good girl who just can’t help it if all the boys want her. That’s another ridiculous cliché used in this book; that every single male in her school has a crush on her and she’s completely oblivious. If anything she’s just as bad as the rest of them, deliberately seeking attention whilst spouting excuses along the way.
Right, venting over, let’s get onto the good parts. For older tweens and some less experienced readers, they will probably find this book quite enjoyable and the romance sweet. It is a very simple read, and is there just for enjoyment and not for the mind-boggling of our delicate brains. In some ways the qualities that Liam shows are admirable, and for a leading YA hero he really isn’t half bad. He doesn’t try to play the brooding, tormented hottie that won’t let anybody close. He loves Amber and shows it, regularly, and it is a breath of fresh air when surrounded by all these insufferable alpha jerks.
For a debut novel, The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window is an acceptable offering that many people enjoy. Though it may be your cup of tea, I can think of several other kindle gems that I would recommend.