Pages:336 Pages (Hardcover)
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release Date: September 14, 2010
This is a compelling and beautifully written novel about first love, first sex, and everything in between. Maddy Fisher has decided to fall in love. And not just any sort of love: can't-eat can't-sleep crazy in love. Rich Ross is after the same thing. He's set his sights high, and he's going to make it happen. The problem is, in life's messy whirlwind of friends and lies and sex and porn, the real thing can be hard to fine. But there's always a first time for everything. . .
Rich and Mad is a lovely novel about first love. The main characters Rich and Maddy are ones that I could relate to easily because they had no idea what they were doing.
While reading Rich and Mad, I tended to get a bit upset and frustrated because of Maddy’s decisions. In the book, she decides to fall in love with a hot jock that already has a girlfriend. She exchanges a few secret emails and then swears she’s in love with him and then finds out that SPOILER(Scroll over to view) her friend Grace was actually the one sending her those emails so she wouldn’t find out that her and Luke (the brother of the dude Maddy “falls in love with”) were together.SPOILER OVER The same goes for Rich, he thinks he’s in love with Grace-Maddy’s best friend-and tries everything to get her to love him back.
I did like that this book wasn’t predictable. Well, I knew that Maddy would end up with Rich (hence the title), but I didn’t know what would happen to everyone else. That gave the story some intrigue to it. Also, I loved how the subplots were added without disrupting the main plot of the book.
All in all, Rich and Mad was an entertaining read about firsts and I can’t wait to read some more books by William Nicholson.