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…
Two months ago I read the second book of this series, How Willa Got Her Groove Back, and since I saw that the next book would be about her BFF, I was excited. So when it got to Netgalley, I requested it right away, and “convinced” Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much to request it too, so we could read it together. So yeah, yet another buddy read! Check out her blog in the next few days to read her review of this book.
Right from the start, I really liked this one. The writing was once again great, and the book followed the same formula as the other one, with Mariely’s chapters being from a 1st person POV, and the occasional chapter showing Cabot’s perspective on the 3rd person. This is not exactly alternating POVs, but somehow it really works for these books.
Now, just putting it out there, I was very glad to have one of my biggest suspicions from the other book confirmed here!!!
I really liked both characters, though Mariely was so afraid to be herself most of the time, and I wanted her to get a bit out of her own head, also, she reminded me a bit of Lola, from Lola and the Boy Next Door, sometimes.. Cabot was so sweet… oh my! I really liked how the “fake” relationship progressed to a point where they were actually friends, and then something more. I also loved how direct Cabot was about his intentions, because usually in these kinds of romances they’re always both playing coy. And I really want Cabot to pain Mariely for his Spring show…
I can’t wait to see how their story progresses to book 2 and 3. And I absolutely loved seeing Willa and Finn’s story intertwined with Cabot and Mariely’s in this book, and I’m all for a Cabot and Finn bromance, because that ups the chances of Finn and Willa finally resolving some things.
Entangled Crush doesn’t let me down 😀 !