“One thing was certain: Dare was very good at pretending.
That kiss had sure felt real.
But it wasn’t, I reminded myself sternly. This was all just a means to an end.” – 4.75/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: “Flowers”, soccer practice, the fake dating trope, mean cheerleaders, Harry Potter, quick breakfasts, carpooling, stray dogs and being brave.
Wallflower (wohl-flou-erh): Identifier for someone who is shy and/or awkward. For reference, see Viola Kent.
Seventeen-year-old Viola Kent likes being invisible. Well, not literally, but she’s content being a loner, reading her books, and hanging out with the animals at the shelter. She just wants to keep her head down and get through her senior year at Durham High.
Driving Dare Frost to school every day wasn’t part of the plan.
And when Viola finds out her dad recruited Dare, his number one player, to be her friend?
Her inner Slytherin demands revenge.
The solution: Get Dare to be her fake boyfriend.
Convincing the star athlete to pretend is easier than she’d thought it would be. The hard part is protecting her heart. With every word, touch, and kiss, Viola’s feelings become more real.
The problem: Viola knows she’s falling for Dare—but he doesn’t believe in love.
This book features two sets of soulmates, one happy pooch named Hermione, so many sizzling kisses and answers the question:
Can a dork and a jock fake their way to true love?
My third Cookie O’Gorman book and definitely my favorite so far! To be honest, I loved them all so far, but this romance was everything my little heart could have hoped for!
So what made this story so great for me? The answer is: everything! The characters, the relationship, the chemistry between the main characters, the plot, the pacing, the writing… everything!
Let’s start with the characters. I adored both main characters, Viola and Dare. Viola was a very strong and opinionated main character (but not in a bad way). I loved her as a female lead because she was a relatable character with a very kind heart. And Dare Frost was the perfect male lead! He was written with a great, likable personality that complemented Viola’s perfectly. Together, they had a great chemistry and great banter! I swear Cookie O’Gorman writes the best book boyfriends!
Not only the characters brought the story to life, but the writing and plot made the story flow easily. This was a very easy, feel-good read with a fast pacing. The story was well written and was full of cute, sweet and funny moments.
I also found some of my favorite tropes here. If you like the fake dating trope or the enemies to lovers trope in YA, chances are you will love this book – just a quick side note, the hate to love is one sided here.I adored everything about this book. I saw there are a few new releases from this author, and I’m dying to see what those are about. As for this one, I can’t recommend it enough!