Release Date: August 30th, 2012
Finished Date: September 2nd, 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
Source: For Review
The Review: “What would you do if it were me?' she asked, her voice practically a whisper. 'Do you think you'd feel different about it?'
My breath caught in my throat. *I'd marry you* was the first thought that popped into my mind. And it was true, I realised suddenly. I would marry her. I would take care of her. I would do whatever to protect her.” - Jake
If you've been keeping track with my progress with this series, you'll know I've had a few problems with but overall I like it. Now I've just finished This is So Not Happening - which is the final book to the series, I find that it's a really bitter sweet moment for me. Even though I only started this series a few days ago and I kind of don't want it to end - but at the same time, I'm glad the author ended it here because I don't think she could have taken the series any further.
After seeing Ally & Jake get back together at the end of He' So Not Worth It, unfortunately their moments are short lived because Chloe - one of Ally's best friends who slept with Jake over the summer, claims she's pregnant - and Jake's the father. Ooh!
Ally's stick and tired of trying to stay away from Jake so she makes the decision to support him, however this is harder than it sounds because soon Jake starts blowing Ally off to Chloe and the baby. Can Ally and Jake's relationship survive this drama? Or will one of them mess it up forever?
Drama, drama, drama! This book is full of it but luckily enough it's not as frustrating as the last book. I actually really enjoyed this book, it rekindled my love for this series and made me see why I liked it to start with. There was so much happening with this book too that it was a like a emotional roller coaster. If you thought the characters were going to get it easy this time, then you're wrong. If anything it's all that much worse because not only do they have relationship problems but they have to worry about getting into to college too and of course, there's the baby problem. I really enjoyed this storyline, it was heart-breaking, suspenseful and intriguing - you just didn't know where the author would take the story next and I loved that.
Now the characters;
Ally: She was defiantly a more enjoyable character this time around but my heart went out for the situation she was put it. I had a lot of respect for her sticking by Jake during this time because I can't imagine how many people would have. Not only that she really grows as a person especially when it comes to her mother's new relationship, where as before she was bitter and childish, she really sees the relationship as it is and accepts it. Good on her!
Jake: Oh boy, I think he needed a wake up call. However he does do the right thing to stick behind Chloe and the baby, however he does the wrong thing to Ally...again. He doesn't learn...I'm surprised by how many chances Ally gives him and at times, he doesn't deserve them but he does redeem himself by the end.
One thing I was hoping for with this book was an epilogue. I love them at the end of a series, so it gives the readers the closure they need but there wasn't one. I would have loved it so we could have seen what the characters were up to in the future.
Overall, This is So Not Happening was a great end to a good series - one that has loud-out-load scenes but one that has emotional scenes too. I'd definitely recommend this series to YA contemporary romance fans and I'll definitely keep an eye out for this authors work in the future.