This Entangled Teen Crush book contains vandalism in the name of art, art in the name of love, and love for a boy too charming to ever hate.
When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.
Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.
Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.
But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.
It’s no secret that I love these entangled crush YA romances, but somehow I had skipped this one, even though I read the rest of the series so far. With book 2 hitting Netgalley and coming out tomorrow, I thought it was about time I read the first book in the Creative HeArts series. This series is unique in the way that each couple is written by a different author, and each couple also gets more than one book.
This was my first book by Tera Lynn Childs and I really enjoyed it. Again, the book is told in an unusual POV – this is a common feature of the whole series – where the main POV, the girl’s, is told in the first person, and we get little short chapters from the guy’s POV, on the third person. When I first read this on Willa, I thought it was kind of weird, now I absolutely love it. The writing is easygoing and fun, and it and the good pacing, made the book flow well and super fast.
I really liked both characters. Both Tru and Sloane have a lot going on in terms of family life, and it has a lot of stake on how they think and behave. They’re both so strong and facing kind of impossible situations… I can’t wait to read more about it.
The story is very well constructed and I really liked how slow things evolved between Sloane and True, and how they forged a good friendship (sort of), before letting go.
I’m really on the fence about the parents on this story. I have specially a huge problem with Tru’s mom… without giving much away, Tru’s dad sucks, but the fact that his mom, knowing what goes on inside the house, badmouthed her son to her best friend? I hate that!
Either way… I’m starting book 2 now, because I want to read more about these two, and probably suffer a bit more when the book feels incomplete again by the end, and I have to wait another year to get book 3… 😀
Have you read this series? YOU SHOULD! Check out my reviews of the other titles: