Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Goodreads Rating: 4.10
My Rating: 5.0
She had no right to want him. And no way to resist…
Ruby Davis has a crush on her brother’s best friend. At least, he was his bestie until the big betrayal. Now Drew is off limits to everyone, especially Ruby. She can’t stand the way people treat him, or the way he feels about himself. It isn’t right. And those deep green eyes are calling to her.
Drew is scarred and damaged, and he has no business even looking at Ruby. But he can’t help himself. She’s beautiful, but he does his best to stay away. When they are assigned a school project, they become reluctant friends – even though they want so much more.
She’s torn between her feelings for Drew and loyalty to her brother. There’s no way they can ever be together…but love just might find a way.
Did you love this Entangled Teen Crush novel?
That was the question asked at the of the story... and I'm not ashamed to admit that I squealed a resounding 'yes' like a little girl.
This book has all the components to a good romance and that is exactly what we are given as readers.
Each character is strongly developed, both individually and interactively with others. The romance is typical of what you would expect in high school but different in so many ways. I really love that this book focuses on some serious problems. And if I were to sit here and list them all and may seem a tad overwhelming, but the execution was almost flawless. I never felt like there was too much information or too little. There was always this healthy balance between story and backstory.
It's an absolutely beautiful coming of age story with a heartwarming romance. I sincerely recommend this book for anybody looking for a relatively quick but moving story with a beautiful romance that will move you. If it doesn't move you, then your heart is made of icy stone.
Interview with The Author
Sara Hantz is an international published author of young adult and adult fiction. She has also written non-fiction as Sally Rigby. A graduate of both Manchester University and Leicester University in the UK, fourteen years ago she crossed the globe with her partner and two children to live in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Sara lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing. She has been listed on the New York Public Library’s ‘Books for the Teen Age’. She has presented many writing workshops with her partner-in-crime Amanda Ashby.