Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Review: Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance by Shellee Roberts

Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance
By: Shellee Roberts
Release Date: April 18, 2016
Series: Creative HeArts #3

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a kickass heroine, a boy so hot he’ll make you shiver, and a falling-in-love story fit for the big screen. You’ll want to settle in and have the popcorn ready.

After Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler both break up with their significant others at the same party, Mariely sees a way to get even with both of their exes. Everyone knows that the best way to get over a breakup is a hookup—a fake hookup, that is. Three weeks, all fun, no strings, and definitely no heartbreak at the end.

But somewhere between the sweet hand-holding and melt-your-mind kisses, their fake relationship starts to feel less like an act and more like the real thing...but Mariely’s a free-spirited girl from the other side of the tracks, and Cabot’s the hot trust-fund guy from the Hills.

They’d never work for real...

Mariely and Cabot Book 1 of 3
Mariely and Cabot Book 2 coming Winter 2017

Oh the drama of high school, I’m just so happy that I didn’t have to really experience any of it firsthand, at least nothing worthwhile to remember.  I am finally caught up with this series, and so happy that I did.  The author bought these two characters to life.  Yes they’ve been introduced previously that’s why I love this series everything is happening concurrently, how often do you see that.  Not very, that’s how much.  Any who this story is about Mariely and Cabot, the girl from the wrong side of the tracks and the rich boy.  Total Pretty in Pink type of book so if you loved that movie you will definitely love this book as much as I did. 

So Mariely and Cabot both got played by their significant others, in the most public way possible so why wouldn’t they find solace in one another, after all who can understand what they are going through better than the one other.  I love this concept, and it just never gets boring.  The two characters are so different from one another but being together they make it work.  Even though this started out as a fauxmance, it definitely grew into something “awesome”.  Seeing the two of them debating back and forth on whether they should open themselves up was interesting to watch and a very hard decision for them to make.

I loved getting glimpses into all the old and new characters as well, it’s just fun when everyone can be around.  It’s almost like reading a soap opera, you know things are happening in the background and it’s when they come into view that you can’t help but fall in love with them all over again as well.  I love the descriptive way you could visualize Mariely’s rockabilly style, if I only I had enough confidence to pull that off.

There were also some real life situations going on in this book too.  Being a teenager is hard to begin with add to that family issues and you just can’t help but feel for the characters even more.  Cabot also had some issues to deal with in regards to his current family situation and I think that Shellee Roberts did a great job of visualizing the dynamic relationship between Cabot in his father, I hope it gets better in the long run but we shall see.  Mariely’s home life has its ups and downs as well, and it is definitely not something she is proud of or likes sharing with the world, so when she does share this information with Cabot even if it was at one point involuntarily I think it helps her move on with their relationship into a better place.

The situations are real in this book, and can completely happen and probably happen every day.  I loved the way the author told their story in alternating point of views, that helps to eliminate the old age question of what is the other person really thinking or feeling.  I think those are definitely my favorite type of books. This was another great edition to the series and I can’t wait to read more about each and every character.  Overall I really enjoyed this quick read and addition to a great series.  The cover is completely adorable and I can picture the main characters just like that, that’s always a plus with covers to make sure they correlate to the story.  I would pick this up anytime and ask anyone else to enjoy it as well.  So go read!

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