Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, references to drinking and drugs, and a kiss so steamy it’ll fog up your ereader.
Hiding in plain sight is harder than it looks…
Dahlia Greene — aka international pop superstar Cherry — is undercover as a normal high school student. She just wants to experience what real life is like, so when she overhears hottie Keegan Matthews nervously talking about liking a girl, she sees the perfect opportunity to live a real life and play a little matchmaker. What was not part of the plan was falling for a guy she can never tell the truth.
Keegan Matthews has been secretly crushing on Dahlia ever since she started at his school. Sure, Dahlia thinks he’s crushing on some other girl — not realizing his Dream Girl is actually her — but he figures, play along with her tips to woo someone else, let her get to know him, and then make his move. But with so many secrets in the mix, their romance is doomed from the start…
A little while back I read How Willa Got Her Groove Back, which is the second book in the Creative HeArts series, and then I read Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance (the second one) and I loved both books so much. But I have to say that I think this one is my favorite!
Once again, the book is told between two POVs, where Dahlia’s POV is told in the first person, and Keegan’s POV is told in the third person. I do like this formula! The difference to the 2 previous books, is that we get A LOT more of Keegan’s POV, which was fabulous in my opinion. The writing was amazing. I thought it was a bit more complentative than the other books, but it was also funny and light at the same time, and it fitted both these characters so well, because they were both going through so much.
I absolutely loved Dahlia! It’s such a smart concept to use a pop star, ex-Disney sweetheart, going through those motions of hyper sexualization and managing to get a step away from it, and what it might mean for herself and her career. I really like how smart and strong she was, though I’m scared to where this will lead in the next couple of books.
Keegan was so amazing! Having a business guy in the middle of all those artists is brilliant, especially because it also makes you think how important what he does is to the whole artist vibe of his friends. Also, he’s Jacen’s BFF, and while Jacen is not my favorite guy, their friendship is pretty awesome. He also treats Dahlia like she’s precious. They both have so many layers! I love them both :D.
The plot was really simple and great. We get to see them becoming close, friends somehow, and then something a bit more, while they both struggle through a lot, and in the end I think they’re there for each other, and that’s really important. I do hope the next 2 books will be nice to them, because they don’t deserve to hurt, at all.
It was really great to see little glimpses of the characters of the other books, especially Finn, who keeps getting better and better throughout the books.
If you haven’t read this series yet, you definitly should!
9 thoughts on “The Secret Life of a Dream Girl (Tracy Deebs)”
Glad you liked it! Great review!
I did! 😄
I want! Seriously! Your review has me wanting to read this one so bad. Plus, the cover is cute and I love the book blurb. 🙂
😀 yay. this series is overall great, I’m loving it