ARC Review: The Love Interest

The Love Interest
Title: The Love Interest
Author: Cale Dietrich
Rating: 3.5 Stars!!! 
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 16, 2017, by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 125010713X (ISBN13: 9781250107138)

Synopsis : 

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.

Source: Goodreads

Hi, guys! I know it has been a really long time since I posted anything on this blog. A lot of things happened, mostly I was busy with work and I just tend to read another book after I finished any current book that I read. But now, I am back - hahaha! 

I've joined The Love Interest Book Blog Tour hosted by JM at The Book Freak Revelations. I was so excited when I received an eARC of this book because I've been wanting to read this ahead of time. Given its synopsis, I can already tell that this will be another great book to read.

If you want to know my thoughts of The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich, just continue to scroll down a bit. :D


There is nothing more exciting than seeing words like a spy, teenagers, love and secret organization that ignites to read a book. Which I automatically mark the book as To-Read on my Goodreads. The synopsis was captivating and straight to the point. Teenagers are trained to be the 'ideal guy or girl' for their designated target. But what indeed made The Love Interest sparked a lot is the world building within its secret organization. The details on getting on the organization and the slim chances of getting out of it made the book interesting.

The secret organization designates for two division, the Nice and Bad. They were trained to become physically attractive, from the build of their muscles up to their posture, everything is monitored to reach their goal. Each of them needs to become a lifetime partner for a few people which the organization sees the target as an influential person. The Love Interest eyed Juliet for a long time for her remarkable talent and undiscovered inventions. They wanted every piece of information into it. They trained Caden and Dylan to fall for one of them and choose one, the one that will be rejected will suffer the consequence.

Nice's are red. Bad's are blue.
For Caden and Dylan, it is a chance to live and experience freedom. They were trained and made to play to become the lover of Juliet. It was a competition that requires a lot of tactics and a lot of reading and decoding what typically a girl is thinking about when she is falling in love with a guy. It was fun to read how Caden and Dylan made sure that everything will go well, every event was timely accurate to fall at the right moment. They put up several romantic tactics in order for Juliet to slowly fall in love for them. 

But what made me surprised is the bond of Caden and Dylan. All those times, I was expecting a lot of betrayals with each side but it wasn't that much of an impact. It was their feelings that suddenly entwined in the process that made me really surprised. Both characters were confused and yet, they feel a lot brighter and warmer with each other. And I loved the way these characters accepted their own fate and choose the dangerous path in order to escape the organization that locked them in. 

Aside from that, I loved the way Juliet handled everything that she's been through within the course of the plot twist. Her determination and wits was clearly another thing that made me really excited to turn the page to see what will be her next move. She was the art of science that made my heart really happy.

The Love Interest is purely a YA book that readers will be curious about. From the structure of the organization up to its surprising plot twist, Cale Dietrich put a lot of art and sexiness into this book. I was really surprised with every emotion the characters felt in each chapter. I recommend this to the readers who wants to see a game of love with a spice of action.

About the Author

Cale Dietrich is a YA devotee, lifelong gamer, and tragic pop punk enthusiast. He was born in Perth, grew up on the Gold Coast, and now lives in Brisbane, Australia. The Love Interest is his first novel.

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  1. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this one. I'm reading it right now. I'm about halfway through and I'm liking it so far. Great review!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. Thanks a lot! It is fast-paced and it's worth the time to read it. ;)