“Always Never Yours” (2018) – Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka Spoiler Free Review

Finished reading 4 July 2022 – 16 January 2023


Less than 5-word critique: Funny, sweet and compelling.

This is my first book by the real-life couple duo, Emily and Austin, and I really enjoyed it despite some behaviours displayed in the story. And I’m a sucker for theatre, so, that was another win.

In this young adult romantic comedy, the novel centers on Megan Harper, an aspiring theatre director and who sadly gets her heart broken more times than she can count due to the partners falling for someone else. She is also shocked that she is cast as Juliet (that’s right, Romeo and Juliet), in a school theatre production. While she also tries to focus on getting to her dream theatre school, she also helps Owen Okita, a young playwright who’s cast as the friar. She agrees to help him with his play if he can help her win the heart of a handsome stagehand. But Megan’s Romeo might be the one she was least expecting.

The writing is fantastic and the characters are intriguing and fun in their own way.

Recommended to those who enjoy:
????Shakespeare, specifically Romeo and Juliet
????Diverse love stories
????Confident heroines with interesting growing journeys
????Sweet romances