Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
First impressions aren't always the best, especially for Emma Miller when she first meets her new neighbor Kyle. Let's just says it wasn't one of Emma's greatest moments.
But it wasn't entirely her fault. If only her brothers would've just opened the door for the person who kept on ringing that doorbell, Emma wouldn't have had to run downstairs, screaming her head off, forgetting that she still had her face mask on and was wearing a towel turban, and looking completely insane in front of Kyle.
Unfortunately for Emma, it's not only the first impression that she's not really good at but also the second and third and everything after that. Since every time Emma's around Kyle something entirely crazy has to happen making it look like she isn't the best person to be around. It's bad enough that Emma has her three older brothers ganging up on her; Emma just doesn't need anymore problems, especially boy problems. Well, it's not like she likes Kyle, right?
At least Emma has something to keep her mind off of that totally hot next-door neighbor. Entering the ninth grade, Emma had been secretly chosen to become the next Daisy for the "Dear Daisy" advice column in her school's newspaper. Emma gets her own secretive e-mail address for the column, which is where she finds e-mails from a Romeo14, who is having a little girl trouble. Emma is so used to giving straight-to-the-point advice that any question this Romeo14 asks, Emma has a solution for him. But this great advice that Emma always seems to have could possibly fail and ruin her life forever.
Emma Miller has to be one of the cutest and craziest characters ever. Throughout the entire novel, you just can't help but feel what Emma is feeling. And with the addition of Emma's three brothers and Kyle's brother, the story just gets even better. IT HAD TO BE YOU is the perfect read for any hopeless romantics out there.