Book Review: The Libby Garrett Intervention by Kelly Oram

libbyTitle: The Libby Garrett Intervention

Author: Kelly Oram

Release Date: October 24, 2015

Series: Companion to The Avery Shaw Experiment



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?

This follow-up companion novel to The Avery Shaw Experiment can be read as a stand alone.

Kelly Oram is an incredible writer. She draws me into her books and I love her characters and especially love her sense of humor. The Libby Garrett Intervention was an enjoyable read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Honestly I’m one who prefers my books clean and this one was not a clean read. There was language throughout and lots of talk of sex. Libby and Owen’s relationship is all about sex but there are no actual sex scenes and not a lot of details other than you know that they sleep together often. The heat level on this one is definitely a lot hotter than its companion novel The Avery Shaw Experiment. This book reminds me a lot of Kelly’s book V is for Virgin which was all about sex but didn’t have a sex scene in it and sent the message that it’s ok to wait to have sex. Ultimately to get the message of this book across the content was necessary to make it believable so I was not offended by the content.

My teenage daughter is a huge Kelly Oram fan but she’ll have to wait a year or two to read this book.

4 stars

Rating: 4 Star – Great Book

Content: Language, innuendo, crude comments, lots of talk of hooking up and wanting to

Source: Ebook review copy


  1. Thanks for the review! I too am a Kelly Oram fan and look forward to reading this one!

  2. Babycakes says:

    Kelly Oram is an amazing writer! I really liked this book, but i thought her other books were a bit better tbh, like V is for Virgin.