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What: If You Change Your Mind by Robby Weber

Who: HQ Young Adult US

When: June 8th 2022

How: A copy of this novel was provided by Harlequin Australia for review.

Sometimes love has its own script.

Harry wants nothing more than to write Hollywood screenplays. The first step? Winning the screenwriting competition that will guarantee admission into the college of his dreams. With his priorities set, he’s determined to spend his summer free of distractions — also known as boys — and finish his script. After last year, Harry is certain love only exists in the movies anyway.

But then the cause of his first heartbreak, Grant, returns with a secret that could change everything — not to mention, there’s a new boy in town, Logan, who is so charming and sweet, he’s making Harry question everything he knows about romance. As Harry tries to keep his emotions in check and stick to his perfect plan for the future, he’s about to learn that life doesn’t always follow a script.

If You Change Your Mind is a young adult romcom set at a beachside town with all the perfect summer vibes to go with it! The story follows Harry, who is an aspiring screenplay writer, as he struggles to choose between two love interests: the boy who broke his heart last year, or the new boy in town.

I was firmly Team Logan (new boy in town) from the moment he was introduced. Logan is one of the most fleshed out love interests I have read about in a really long time. He was an actual person and not just a vibe that exists for the main character to pine over. Logan had his own life that happened outside of his romantic scenes with Harry, which is one of the reasons he was more fleshed out than a lot of love interests I’ve been reading about lately. Also, Logan genuinely cared about Harry, his sisters, and also his aunt and uncle (who he was staying with to help care for his aunt). I will remember Logan for a long time.

I wish I could say the same for Harry. I wasn’t his biggest fan because he never really treated anyone in his life with much respect, especially Logan. But on the other hand, he was a seventeen year old boy so I could forgive some of his sillier mistakes. I liked that he was a creative who wanted to be a screenplay writer for Hollywood, and the way he procrastinated writing said screenplay was way too relatable. I wish he had stuck to his dreams a bit more in the end though because you don’t just give up after one attempt!

I really liked Harry’s sisters as side characters, and how much he loved them. I would have liked even more time with Harry’s family, though, because sometimes it felt like he had a bit too much freedom as a seventeen year old. His mother was basically absent all of the time, and I did wonder who was taking care of the five year old and fifteen year old sisters when Harry and his mother was at work, especially since they spoke about how irrational the fifteen year old was. If she’s so irrational why is she left to take care of the five year old nearly every day of the week? Sigh. This was just a small grievance though!

All in all, I had a lot of fun reading If You Change Your Mind! It was easy to read, and I enjoyed it every time I picked it up. If you’re keen for a summer romance to warm these cold winter nights then this is definitely the book for you!

© 2022, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

trigger warning

romantic cheating, bullying, character with Alzheimer’s, vomiting

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Posted on: July 15, 2022 • By: Chiara

2 Responses to If You Change Your Mind by Robby Weber: A Sweet Summer Romance

  1. Emily says:

    My 12 yr old daughter wants to read this. Are the romantic scenes appropriate for her? What’s the level of sexual content in this book?

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