The Jasmine Project Book Tour

I’m so excited to be taking part in The Jasmine Project Book Tour, hosted by Terminal Tours. Make sure you check out my review below.

The Jasmine Project

by Meredith Ireland

Release Date: September 7, 2021

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Pages: 400

ISBN: 9781250752161

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Jenny Han meets The Bachelorette in this effervescent romantic comedy about a teen Korean American adoptee who unwittingly finds herself at the center of a competition for her heart, as orchestrated by her overbearing, loving family.

Jasmine Yap’s life is great. Well, it’s okay. She’s about to move in with her long-time boyfriend, Paul, before starting a nursing program at community college—all of which she mostly wants. But her stable world is turned upside down when she catches Paul cheating. To her giant, overprotective family, Paul’s loss is their golden ticket to showing Jasmine that she deserves much more. The only problem is, Jasmine refuses to meet anyone new.

But…what if the family set up a situation where she wouldn’t have to know? A secret Jasmine Project.

The plan is simple: use Jasmine’s graduation party as an opportunity for her to meet the most eligible teen bachelors in Orlando. There’s no pressure for Jasmine to choose anyone, of course, but the family hopes their meticulously curated choices will show Jasmine how she should be treated. And maybe one will win her heart.But with the family fighting for their favorites, bachelors going rogue, and Paul wanting her back, the Jasmine Project may not end in love but total, heartbreaking disaster.

My Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I thought this book was really good. We have Jasmine who’s got her life under control, right? She’s going to college to become a nurse, she’s got her boyfriend, Paul, who she’s been with forever. Wrong, Paul is a douchebag and has been cheating on her. And, of yeah, she don’t want to be a nurse, she’s always wanted to be a chef.To help with this bad time in her life her family decides to try and set her up with different guys – the official Jasmine Project. They use her graduation as a cover and do this without Jasmines knowledge. What can go wrong?? Everything…

I thought this was really well written. In the beginning of the book I felt bad that Jasmine was being treated like she was by Paul and not seeming to notice how wrong it was. I think so many girls out there face issues like this. Then you have family members trying to do what they think is best (sounds familiar right?) and most the time they don’t know what you really want. The pacing was steady and character development was nicely done.

About The Author

Meredith Ireland was born in Korea and adopted by a New York librarian. Her love of books started early and although she pursued both pre-med at Rollins College and law at the University of Miami, stories were her fate. She currently resides with her two children, and Bob, a carnival goldfish, who’s likely a person. She writes young adult books, some of which you may like. The Jasmine Project is her debut novel.

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Huge thanks to Terminal Tours, Meredith and Simon & Schuster for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest review. I hope you enjoyed the post, have a great day!

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