PUBLISHER: Entangled: Crush
DATE PUBLISHED: 15th May 2017
James Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter?
Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date.
A high school drama in the style of Mean Girls utilising the fake dating trope. Told in alternating first person perspective of Edel and James this is a funny and cute contemporary novel based at a Boarding School.
Edel is the new student at a Boarding school after spending her entire life homeschooled. She is straight shooting and kind and is trying to get her bearing in a new place. Facing exams, a cute boy and a mean girl, what is she to do?
James has always been the class clown and he is inches away from his father pulling him out of school He is fun and lighthearted with depth. Through his fake relationship with Edel he really grows and finds meaning in caring for someone else.
With a combination of charm, romance and humour this book is a quick and loveable read. I really enjoyed the fake dating trope and how it played out in this novel. If you enjoy cute contemporary stories, meet-cute situations, sweet romance and the fake dating trope this book is definitely one for you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lizzy Charles writes young adult contemporary romance. She’s a tea fanatic, guacamole expert, and sushi lover. When she’s fixing lunches, dressing kids, or wiping pizza sauce off sticky hands, she escapes to La La Land and imagines all sorts of little love stories. Lizzy loves her daily dose of fitness and is also a RN so she can triage any symptom you send her way. Her best friend from high school is also her husband. Oh and she has a little pup named Professor Lupin who is pretty much the glue to the whole writing operation.
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