When your life feels like a bad movie, rewrite the script.When Willa Schofer s father comes home from a business trip with an ber famous new fianc e, 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 You can get this book on , Barnes Noble, iTunes, Kobo.MY REVIEW Here s the deal I love Entangled Crush books I LOVE THEM And, thankfully, this one did not disappoint I ve read How Willa Got Her Groove Back in one sitting Yes, that s how much I enjoyed it I absolutely loved Willa and I found all of her actions and emotions to be completely reasonable how on Earth would you react if you found out that your father is marrying one of the most successful actresses in the world And that you re getting a step brother, moving from the house you grew up in, learning how to deal with paparazzi that are always lurking in the shadows Even though she isn t the most supporting fan of her father s upcoming marriage she tries to accept these huge changes in her life because she loves her father unconditionally Isn t that what we all do for our parents And, well, maybe her step brother aka her nemesis isn t that bad I loved Finn as well, he s such an amazing and strong character who went through a lot but is still fighting Of course, I want Willa to realize this too because they would be so amazing together I hope that my wish will be fulfilled in the sequel.I really liked the supporting characters and TRU AND SLOANE also make an appearance Yes,yes,yes I want them all to be buddies And I really hope that Willa will realize which guy is actually worth fighting for Maybe her future won t be as bad as she thinks Looking forward to the sequel and other stories from Creative HeArts.PS The Lizzie Bennet Diaries are my jam Thank you for the opportunity to read this bookYou can read this review on BookishFeverABOUT THE AUTHOR Emily McKay is a life long fan of books, pop culture and anything geeky She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and baking cookies When she s not kicking ass and scooping cookie dough, she s watching videos from Screen Junkies her favorite Youtube channel or Pemberly Digital or Classic Alice Okay, she has a Youtube problem She s seeking help Really Though, she may also have a slight problem with procrastination.When the internet is down and there are no chocolate chips in the house, she does write books everything from Harlequin romance novels to post apocalyptic YA Though her interests may appear broad, the common denominators are swoony heroes and snarky humor.You can find her on her website, her blog, Twitter, Facebook. I LOVE the way this series has been crafted with different authors writing different books based on characters who are all interconnected Did I say I LOVE it I LOVE LOVE it Okay, fangirl moment over I ve read four in the series now, and not in the order I was supposed to cause I m an idiot but it hasn t dented my enjoyment and I ve thoroughly enjoyed every book.I first met Finn McCain in Falling for the Girl Next Door by Tera Lynn Childs Sloane Tru 2 and 5 in the series and I was instantly swooning, so when the opportunity arose to review Weddings, Crushes, and Others Dramas 6 in the series I jumped at the chance, and the very lovely Melissa from Entangled gave me a copy of this book to read first.I m obsessed with forbidden romance at the moment ahem and I also love stepbrother romance so I had high expectations going in I am glad to say that this book lived up to them and.I loved Willa Her voice was distinctive, unique, and refreshing She was sensitive, intelligent, spunky, and very loyal to her father and friends Her relationship with her father unravels in this one as he falls head over heels in love with a movie star and she pretty much monopolizes his life Willa has no clue because her father has kept her in the dark I seriously wanted to throttle him and overnight her world completely tilts on its axis She is floundering and feeling insecure and concerned that her father is going to get his heart trampled on again.Enter the divine, supremely hot, Finn, son of said movie star and all round good guy He tries his best to help Willa adjust to her new life but she thinks he s making fun of her and she s somewhat intimidated by his good looks and his confidence and the simmering attraction she feels for him.I love me some teen angst and drama and this book delivered in spades I really enjoyed the world created in this series and I naturally love that Willa is a writer All the characters are really well crafted and I m interested invested in all of them.The writing is brilliant, the pacing was perfect, and I adored the dual POV There was a decent amount of witty banter, amidst serious moments, and frivolous scenes I was a tad disappointed there was no sneaky kissing going on but given how the book ends and the fact that I have the next installment of their love story on my Kindle to read I know there is plenty mileage to come from this couple Overall, this was a fantastic read and one I wouldn t hesitate to recommend.Thanks to Entangled for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Err Why didn t they mention that this is going to be a series I like the story but the ending really pissed me off So like 2.5Full review to be posted Read full review HEREI 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 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 fianc e 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 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. SeriouslyI couldn t put this book down The dynamic between Willa and Finn is incredible, and I love that this loose retelling of Pride Prejudice at an art school in Austin called NetGen Academy has some unexpected plot points along the way If you love PP, book nerd heroines, web series, and forbidden love between two characters who have the love hate thing down pat, but also have complex characterizations, then you have to pick up this one I also liked how Emily McKay explores questions about what it s like to grow up with fame like Finn has and what it s like to have it thrust on you like Willa is experiencing when her cinematographer father starts dating Mia McCain, the biggest star in Hollywood and becomes known as MiaMcCainsNewBoyToy For those who read Tera Lynn Childs Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru, you will get a few glimpses of them, but will also be introduced to a whole slew of new characters that will be vying for your affections, including some characters who will be the leads in future novels in the series by Shellee Roberts and Tracy Deebs That said, if you haven t read Childs book, you can still read this one first if you don t mind minor spoilers about Sloane and Tru Willa doesn t know either of them very well, so you ll still have plenty of surprises along the way As a vegan, I liked that the main character s father has been a vegetarian for a long time and even though Willa isn t one, she prepares meals that suit his diet whenever he comes back home from a long shoot I also liked that she questioned a lot of the changes he makes in his life, including his decision to start eating chicken after years of a meatless life, because his new girlfriend fiancee prepared it or rather bought a roasted chicken from the store when she burnt her s but nothing vegetarian I also liked that she was totally cool with her new friend, Sloane s, vegetarianism Highly recommended to fans of Stephanie Perkins Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After I, for one, can t wait to see what happens in the next Creative HeArts installment from Emily McKay This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Fame what is it Do you want it How much does it cost The synopsis of this book drew me in I haven t read the first book in the series cringes at negligence but I didn t care Who are you and what have you done with me Anyway, I just finished reading another book where the main character fell in love with her stepbrother, and suffice to say, I wanted to know how different this subject could be So, I started it immediately after I finished the book I was currently reading when it arrived safe and sound on my Kindle, thus starting the third book of the year with this kind of romance Willa Schofer had a contagious personality She was funny and witty and knew how to stand her own The relationship she had with her father intrigued me, since he didn t spend a lot of time at home I couldn t help but feel sorry for Willa s broken relationship with her father, albeit at the beginning of the novel it didn t appear to be the case If you re looking for a book that s media res without actually being an action book, this one is for you Willa s life was thrown in every direction from the first page so fast that she didn t know how to catch it There are moments when she got on my nerves, when I agreed with everything that Finn said to her, but I still liked her I could still relate to her Change, acceptance, and loss are integral to this story I loved seeing how each piece of the puzzle fit together and made Willa a new person though I didn t agree with her choices Finn ah, Finn I want one I ve never been one that found motorcycles a must, but, seriously, Katie McGarry and now Emily McKay are making me rethink that Finn tells his parts of the story in third person, but I still found it easy to connect with him I liked his voice being different than Willa s in that aspect, because I could easily switch into who was talking and place myself in their shoes The ending What Why did you do that to me, Emily McKay That can t be all Please, please, please tell me there will be I got connected to these characters, I got invested in their plights and all of their issues, I wanted , and when I turned the last page I didn t believe that it was over, because well, it can t be Nope, I m not accepting Yes, it s over, Moriah as answer Find me when you have something else to tell me Anyway, I can t wait to see where this series goes I will be going back and reading the first book in the series When a series is written with multiple authors, I always approach it with slight trepidation I am willing to give every book in this series a chance, not only because I am a fan of Tera Lynn Childs I really need to read the first book but because Emily McKay has convinced me that I need to with Willa s story I want to go to Austin, engross myself in the city, and wish for love along the way being the hopeless romantic that I am While I do not have a ticket to Texas anywhere in sight, and I am Valentine less in the month of February, I got to pretend for a few chapters 2.5 starsTo be honest, I don t really know what to say about this book Contemporariessigh .Full review What just happened Seriously What The Heck Just Happened.I went into this book thinking it s a cutesy, romantic, light read that would entertain me and satisfy me with an HEA And it is But without the HEA Damn I was played Played I tell you What happened you ask Well This book is not a standalone I repeat this is NOT a standalone I was perfectly content on Finn and Willa being adorable and cute and cuddly and it ends It just ends One moment I was blissfully happy just lounging and reading and I turn the last page on this book and I m greeted by the Acknowledgments section and And I don t think I ve ever been this frustrated over a book s ending before It should at least come with a warning sign Not a standalone Prepare to be frustrated with the ending Or at the very least Goodreads could have warned me I trusted you Goodreads Why Why did you have to let me down now You just broke my heart Emily McKay Broke it and stomped on it, put it back together and broke it again I don t think I ll ever recover NothingLikeNotKnowingTheBookYoureReadingIsNotAStandalone sigh How Willa Got Her Groove Back man that s a lot of words is a perfect blend of romance, drama, humor, teenage angst and sass I flew through the whole thing because it was too good of a book to put down I was already halfway through it and I didn t even notice I LOVE Emily McKay s writing I wouldn t have cared if nothing substantial happened Her words are pure magic and I just wanted to get lost in them Emily created such complex, intriguing characters you would root for and love Willa is a relatable heroine I get her anal personality and her fear of change I m like that I want to be prepared and know what I m facing because I get lost and fumble when I m caught off guard Moving to a new house, having a new mom, possibly sharing the bathroom with your new and hot stepbrother and have you followed by the paparazzi that s a lot for any teenage girl to take in at once Willa was one stubborn girl though She s also quick witted, smart and extremely determined with a flare for the dramatic at times I just wish she didn t take that long to come out of her pity party She was blaming everything on everyone and she was always so angry I wanted to shake some sense into her a few times But I think she s an amazing person who loves so wholly I love her love for her dad I rarely see that kind of fatherly love expressed in YA novels Most of the time parents are on the sidelines Which is untrue in real life Because if I ve learned anything at all, it s that our parents will always have the biggest part in who we become.I like the focus the author put on family I don t think this would have been as powerful a novel if it weren t for that It wasn t just a cutesy and fluffy book It had the right amount of drama to make it realistic because who doesn t have drama and life lessons about self acceptance and forgiveness.And oh crap this is turning out to be a lengthy review So let me just say that this was a wonderful read I didn t expect it to have a sequel but I m glad it does because MORE FINN Finn is I don t get Finn But from what I saw he s sweet and loving and loyal and protective and that scene about the telescope I just wanted to hug him.I m not big on the whole I m falling for my stepbrother stepsister cliche but the author wrote it in such a way that you would root for the characters and just want them to be happy no matter the ending I m looking forward to how Finn and Willa s relationship will evolve And also to their own personal growth.I think Willa s dad was kind of a douche at the beginning I understood where he s coming from though I don t think much about Mia I just hope it ends well for her too Damien is a little suspicious I feel fishy about him And Willa s gang reminds me of The Big Bang Theory Does anyone else feel this way I cannot wait to see where the author will take these characters to next.I highly recommend this I received an e arc to read and review. Disclaimer 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 When Willa Schofer S Father Comes Home From A Business Trip With An Ber Famous New Fianc E, 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 JerkJust 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 GuyBecause Crushing On Your Annoying Stepbrother So Not CoolWilla And Finn Book Coming November , Oh My God I can t even This book was so good I wasn t sure what to expect from it, but oh my God the feels I felt I loved Willa, I connected to her so easily, and I m so insanely jealous of her book shelves She has the dream bookshelves, not going to lie I really, really felt for her She has this really good relationship with her dad, except for a few issues, and he suddenly shows up after being away like oh hey, I m engaged, meet her RIGHT NOW She s an actress and you re gonna have to move out of the only house you ve ever lived in and be hunted down by paparazzi I felt SO angry on her behalf, her dad was being such a douche Then there s Finn The soon to be step brother I couldn t make my mind up on him, he d be really sweet and adorable and he obviously had chemistry with Willa, they cleary like each other, but then Finn would be a total douche I was surprised by the whole thing with Finn because I wasn t sure what the deal between the two of them would be, but he was struggling with it and it made him act insane towards Willa and while I could understand Finn s feelings and how he was reacting to stuff.Willa is my fave and he was being a douche We get both characters POV which I loved, but there d be some scenes and I d be like.now give us Finn so we can see the aftermath from his POV..GIVE ME FINN I liked the switches, you where never sure if you where about to get some Finn insight, and both characters had such entertaining narratives I loved the location and the setting, I d love to have gone to a school like NextGen it sounds awesome I loved Willa s friends, they where a lively and entertaining bunch and there s clearly a hell of a lot going on with some of them than meets the eye I need to mention Damien as well, because I just can t decide if he s a really good actor and Finn is right about him and what he s up toor if he s actually genuine Like I want him to be genuine, I spend the entire book liking him but at the same time waiting for the other shoe to drop with him so I m intrigued to see what s going to happen The pace was fast, and as the percent of the book read kept going up and upI started to panic Nothing was getting resolved, so many things where left hanging and I was like Omg what s going on Is there no endgame couple What is happening then the book finished In a perfect place, but still AND THEN IT S CASUALLY LIKE OH HEY BOOK TWO IS OUT IN NOVEMBER Book Two NOVEMBER I had no idea that there was a sequel to this and it d be told in two parts, and that the wait is until November I was just like OMG NOOOOO I NEED TO KNOW NOW But yeah, I completely loved the book, it made me laugh, it gave me the warm and fuzzies and it was freaking brilliant
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