Rating within series: N/A
Individual rating: 2.5/5
Series rating: N/A
I received an advance reader copy from Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, melt-the-ice kisses, a drool-worthy hockey player, and a fun summer romance that will leave you smiling.
Eighteen-year-old NHL player Logan Balanchuk came to Corrigan Falls to distract himself from his career-ending injury. He doesn’t want to even hear the word “hockey,” so when he meets Dawn, a beautiful, free-spirited girl who goes skinny-dipping instead of watching the draft, he’s intrigued. Neither of them is looking for anything serious, anyway.
Dawn is happy to be a distraction, happy to have an adventurous summer romance with the dashing guy from the big city. She’s busy working three jobs and counting the days until she can move away from her tiny, hockey-obsessed town. Plus, she’s already done her time as a hockey player’s girlfriend—now she wants to live her own life and have her own adventures. But as things heat up with Logan, she realizes they aren’t as no-strings-attached as she thought…
I have to say that I was unfortunately let down by this book. The main reason is because of the ridiculous insta-love. I wasn’t impressed at all by Dawn’s character; I found her to be aggressive and narcissistic. Logan was nice, but he lacked depth. The writing style was decent, probably the best part of the book, and I did like that the chapters switched back and forth.
It was a pretty short book, which I understand, but I didn’t think the review matched what the book was about at all. Within two weeks of “seeing eachother” they were already boyfriend and girlfriend. I was assuming this would be some kind of hookup book where the boy has to convince the girl to actually start dating, but it’s pretty much the opposite. There were no real steamy romance scenes, either. The best part about this book were the two friends who were mentioned a couple times, but seemed to disappear the rest of the time.
All in all, I wasn’t really impressed with this one. It is part of a series, which I haven’t read, and this book makes me not really want to read them. I was let down by it, and I really wish I liked it. I gave it quite a few chances, but I mostly found myself rolling my eyes. If you like insane insta-love and everything to be perfect with an aggressive and obnoxious main character, please be my guest. This book just was not for me.
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Genre: Romance, Teens & YA
Author: Cate Cameron