Listen to Your Heart

Kasie West

fiction contemporary romance young adult
emotional lighthearted medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2018

Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

But to Kate's surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend ... until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.

Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.

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lighthearted 91%
funny 66%
relaxing 41%
hopeful 33%
emotional 25%
adventurous 8%
inspiring 8%


medium 50%
fast 41%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 11%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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