By Rebekah L. Purdy
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Ayla Hawkins is ready to stand up for change in her high school. But winning the election for class president against popular Jenna Lee will be impossible without a miracle. When she stumbles upon Mr. Perfect Luke Pressler defacing public property and catches it on camera: cue miracle. Ayla’s got the dirt she needs to get Luke on Team Ayla—in the form of her new fake boyfriend.
One mistake. All Luke wanted was a night to goof off, to blow off steam. The pressure of maintaining the perfect facade when his reality was crumbling around him had become too much, and next thing he knew, he was pretending to date Ayla Hawkins. But his little blackmailer turns out to be kind. Honorable. Opinionated. And just the breath of fresh air he didn’t even realize he was suffocating for. But Luke and Ayla come from different worlds, and once the election is over, their fauxmance will be, too.
Book Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book features adult language, sexual situations, and plenty of girl power. Reading may result in swooning, laughing, and looking for a Luke of your own.
This was an absolutely adorable quick read that had me rooting for the main characters. They are adorable together, because really if you think about it, having a fake boyfriend at any time will always lead to some kind of trouble at some point. It also makes for a very entertaining book and Rebekah L. Purdy did a really great job bringing these characters to life. It was all very realistic and kind of sweet.
We meet Ayla, the theater geek who just wants to make a change in her school and she has a brilliant plan to make that happen. You know blackmail the hottest jock there is to date you so you can get more votes. Can we say super entertaining because really how often can that happen? It’s really interesting because in reading books like these you always think of these two people who couldn’t be more different, who don’t run in the same circles whatsoever but they always turn out to be quite brilliant when they are together. So I have to ask, why can’t we let stereotypes fall to the ground and be open with one another? Ok, I officially have gone off on a tangent.
Luke, the hot popular jock is just trying to get by day by day, trying to take care of his family because they aren’t the best (well specifically his mom). And we all know sometimes this happens more times than necessary, but it happens. I loved how the author bought his reality well to life, sometimes things aren’t always as peachy keen as we think they are and sometimes the ugly needs to come out before anything good can happen. I loved the domesticity of this book and the different scenarios plaid throughout by different characters. No two lives are exactly the same but we can all still get along, well most of us, can’t same the same for Jack and Jenna.
I didn’t really want to give too much about the plot, but there is some great scenery in this book as well. The characters were developed and you just started falling in love with them the more you read, especially Luke. There is a lovability about Luke and Ayla that you can’t resist.
Overall I really loved the plot, the emotions between the two main characters and the supporting cast as well. It’s always nice when the best friends get together and conspire in the background to keep you altogether too. It’s cute, it was adorable, and overall very sweet. Even the cover is just perfect too, because I would definitely pick this up based on the cover and buy it based on the description. Although the book really didn’t have a lot of blackmailing, he seemed pretty willing and able throughout the book, it was a great way for the two of them to get together. Sometimes you just never know who it is that will tickle your fancy.
Go check out this new Entangled Crush novel, it’s worth it! Read it! It’s quick, it’s fun, it’s funny, it’s sweet and will definitely make you want to eat pizza, and maybe even some cheesy garlic knots. Just saying!
I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!