The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren by Wendy Toliver is from the Simon Pulse rom com range, which I must say I am a fan of so far. Well actually, I've only read two books from it so far and they have both been by Wendy Toliver so it would probably be more accurate to say I am a fan of Wendy Toliver. Oh well, both are probabyl true :)
In The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren, Roxy is a plain band geek - that is until her 16th birthday when she transforms into a beautful siren who can make men do whatever she wants just by playing her flute ("Geeky to gorgeous in sixty seconds..."). She quickly has all the guys lusting after her, and bewitches the popular guy she's been crushing on to start going out with her. It comes at a price though, all her old band friends feel like she's ditching them (which she is).
I read the first part of the book a bit tentatively, I thought it was either going to go one of two ways - either it would be incredibly vapid and superficial with Roxy just getting everything she wanted as a siren (with the moral I suppose that you have to be pretty to go anywhere, lol) or else that Roxy would discover that she didn't have to be stunningly beautiful and would decide to go back to her old ugly ways and have a huge moral lesson about inner beauty. Fortunately, the story didn't follow a predictable path and found a happy medium between the two.
It really enjoyed reading this book, it's light, fun and not too taxing, I pretty much read it in one sitting. Lots of funny moments, good doses of romance. Nice, interesting characters. The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren has everything you'll look for in a romantic comedy. I give it 4/5 stars.
You can read my interview with Wendy as well as my review of her other book Miss Match here.