Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas (Emily McKay)

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Falling in love with the best man wasn’t on the program.

Willa is happy to be the maid of honor in her dad’s upcoming wedding to uber-celeb Mia McCain. Not as happy about the best man being her soon-to-be stepbrother, the infuriating — and infuriatingly gorgeous — Finn McCain. Every time their paths cross, the attraction simmering between them grows a little harder to ignore. Willa knows all about guys like Finn — they only want what they can’t have. What’s between them isn’t real.

Finn has never felt anything more real than what’s developing between him and Willa. Sure, her dad warned him to steer clear, but it’s not just about forbidden temptation. He’s determined to prove to Willa he’s not going anywhere — and that happily-ever-after will always be worth the risk.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a wedding so crazy it’ll make you laugh, a stepbrother so hot he’ll make you swoon, and a heroine so real she’ll make you cry.


A year ago I read How Willa Got Her Groove Back, which started me in the fantastic series about several students at a dedicated Arts High School in Texas. I’ve really really liked these books so far, and this one was no exception. Willa and Finn are AMAZING!!!

The dual POV style of these books never cease to amaze me, if you need a refresher: Willa’s POV is in the first person, while Finn’s POV is on the third. I liked that Finn got a little more page time on this second book 😀 .

I had already loved the characters on the first book about them, but they were simply amazing on this one. There was a lot of character growth, from both of them. Willa accepted that her dad was happy, she learned to admit that she was wrong and listen to others, and she finally started trusting Finn. Finn leaned to show his feelings and how to let go.

It was awesome to see them trusting each other more and more and finally confronting their feelings for each other – something that EVERYONE had already seen.

The plot was simple, with no major drama, but I still loved it. Willa and Finn’s story is all about character growth, and the author nailed it.

I was a bit surprised that this is the last book about Willa and Finn, I actually thought there would be 3 of them! But then, the end has an epilogue, and I don’t think we’re getting more, and I felt kind of cheated. I wish the book had showed some important moments that it didn’t, but I was overall pretty satisfied with it.

I highly recommend this book, and the whole series to be honest. If you just want to read about Willa and Finn, you totally can, but you need to read book 1 first, How Willa Got Her Groove Back.

Also, can we just agree that cover is absolutely gorgeous?!

TEN THINGS SLOANE HATES ABOUT TRU (CREATIVE HEARTS #1)
HOW WILLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK (CREATIVE HEARTS #2)
CRAZY, STUPID, FAUXMANCE (CREATIVE HEARTS #3)
THE SECRET LIFE OF A DREAM GIRL (CREATIVE HEARTS #4)

February TBR

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This month will be crazy! I went a little overboard with my netgalley requests, and ended up getting way too many ARCs for this month, most of them YA from Entangled Crush. Check out my enormous TBR for February.

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  1. There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz
  2. The Feeling of Forever (Love Unplugged #2) by Jamie Howard
  3. Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas (Creative HeArts, #6; Willa and Finn, #2) by Emily McKay
  4. Any Boy But You (North Pole, Minnesota, #1) by Julie Hammerle
  5. A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart
  6. Making Faces by Amy Harmon
  7. Off the Ice (Juniper Falls, #1) by Julie Cross
  8. Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
  9. Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken
  10. You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
  11. Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor
  12. Daisy and the Front Man (Backstage Pass #3) by Rebekah L. Purdy
  13. A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott
  14. Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray
  15. The Cad and the Co-Ed (Rugby #3) by L.H. Cosway Penny Reid
  16. A Million Worlds with You (Firebird #3) by Claudia Gray
  17. Be My Hero (Forbidden Men #3) by Linda Kage
  18. Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt

I doubt that I’ll be able to read all 18 books, and follow this huge TBR, but most of these are ARCs, so I need to read at least those. Wish me luck…

Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance (Shellee Roberts)

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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 😀 !

How Willa Got Her Groove Back (Willa and Finn Book 1/3 – Creative HeArts #2) (Emily McKay)

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When your life feels like a bad movie, rewrite the script.

When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, Willa’s senior year blows up in paparazzi-fueled flames. Overnight, she has a new house, a new car, and a new soon-to-be stepbrother — the unbelievably hot, unbelievably arrogant, Finn McCain. Thank god he’s constantly pushing her buttons, or she might do something irresponsible. Like fall for the jerk.

Just when Willa’s decided to avoid him for, oh, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously — how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he’s not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she’s allowed to crush on the guy.

Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool.

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains an unbelievably hot bad boy, an unbelievably famous actress, and all the drama that comes with adding both to your family. Oh, and a forbidden flirtation with a soon-to-be stepbrother.


I have to say that I was not expecting to like this books as much as I did. Also, getting into it, I had no idea that it would be a series of its own – a.k.a., this is the first book in the Willa and Finn trilogy. So people, be warned: THIS IS NOT A STANDALONE NOVEL! Also, this is a loose retelling of Pride and Prejudice!

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First of all, I really liked the writing! This book is mostly written from Willa’s POV, first person, and she’s a delight. She’s funny and sarcastic and she says and thinks the most hilarious things. Then, every now and then we get a Finn chapter, and they’re totally different because they’re told in the 3rd person. I loved this style. I’ve read a lot of books with dual POV, but none who had done like this and I really really digged it!

I loved Willa and I loved Finn. I thought that Willa was a bit quick to judge, especially when Finn was concerned. I saw a few reviews saying how rude and self absorbed Finn was, but I didn’t get that idea at all. These are 2 broken characters, who had at some point in their lives, to help their parents get out of a bad situation, and they were both forced to grow a lot faster than they should have because of it.

I totally got Willa’s reticence when meeting Mia, her dad’s new fiancée. I’ve been living with my father since I was 13 and now if he made a decision that big and didn’t tell me, I would probably be ok with it, because, you know, I’m 31… but at 17 I would have been pissed! It’s not that Willa doesn’t want her dad to be happy, of course she does, but without even a warning – when it had been them against the world for 7 years – he gets home with a new woman and a lot of changes. He might be in love, but he’s losing part of himself to this new – very new – relationship, and Willa is not OK with it. It’s bad! I found it so worrying that he wasn’t even taking into account his daughter’s feelings, or even looking at her, or asking simple stuff as “how’s school?”. I would have been beyond pissed. So, I totally got Willa, and I think it took a lot of guts to finally admit her hangups.

As for Finn, poor Finn… I just wanted to hug him and tell him that everything was going to be OK. Because it has to be absolutely terrible to grow up without trusting anyone…

My only complaint will have to be on how light this book was on the romance front. I mean, there are a few situations, but NOTHING happens. I was almost screaming at my Kindle for them to freaking kiss already!… it didn’t help =/.

I hope there’s more tension and finally some kissing with the right person on the next book… and that the parents realize they need to stop putting up a front and just be themselves.

I really liked this, I can’t wait for book 2 to come out :D.