Book Review: A Longtime (and at one point illegal) Crush by Janette Rallison

Longtime crushTitle: A Longtime (and at one point illegal) Crush

Author: Janette Rallison

Released: February 2013

Book Summary:

From the day Elsie’s older brother brought his friend Kye McBride over to their house, Elsie adored him. When she was eight, she secretly blew kisses to him. When she was twelve, she sat on the stairs unnoticed and watched him escort another girl to prom. When she was a senior in high school, she walked into math class and found out he was her new math teacher.

With that much emotion fueling her, things were bound to go wrong. And they did. Elsie not only spent the last two weeks of school avoiding him, she turned avoiding-Kye-at-all-costs into her life-long philosophy.

Now three years have passed and Elsie has come home for her brother’s wedding. She’s got to face Kye-–hopefully without getting crushed again.






Why this book?

I need to get to bed at a decent time tonight
I love Janette Rallison
This book was only 60 pages
I was in the mood for romantic comedy

This was super cute and made me laugh (Janette always makes me laugh). This is just a “fluff” read and I had assumed that going into it so I got what I was looking for.  I read a review that said this was “creepy” but I found it to be hilarious. Maybe my sense of humor is warped cause it made me laugh?

I wish there had been just a little bit more at the ending, it wrapped up way too quick but otherwise a book that put a smile on my face.

4 stars

Content: Clean

Source: (just .99 cents)

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book


  1. I loved this book! I wish it was longer too. Janette is one of my favorite authors.