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…
Happy sigh…I just love the Creative HeArts series! They’re such sweet, feel-good stories–even when the hero and heroine aren’t quite where they should be by the end of the book (though at least Dahlia and Keegan are closer than Willa and poor Finn!), they still leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling.
And an anxious desire to get to the next book in the series–for which I’m not seeing release dates yet? Cruel!
But I digress…
I really enjoyed Keegan and Dahlia’s story. We’ve seen both of them along the fringes of the other series books, though their story can definitely be read as a standalone if you want (but don’t! You saw where I said I loved this series, right? Do yourself a favor and read them all!) and it’s awesome to see them take center stage (pun kind of intended) here. I’m really looking forward to seeing where these two will go in their other two books–Dahlia’s struggle to find her “voice” again away from her father’s (and hopefully, manager’s–I don’t trust that guy!) influence and Keegan’s dad’s health crisis both need to be resolved.
And of course their relationship is just getting started–here we have all the deliciousness of their first falling in love (the whole Dahlia’s going to help him win his “Dream Girl” not knowing it was her all along was really cute) and I’m sure they’re going to be tested big time in the books to come.
I for one can’t wait!
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Tracy Deebs collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where — and sometimes who — she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story — something with a rainbow and a prince — and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes young adult novels that run the gamut from dark mermaids to cyberArmegeddon stories and sexy contemporaries to superheroes.
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