Genre: Teens/YA, Romance
Age: 17+ ( If mature, 15+)
Recommendation: Yes, this was super cute and would definitely appeal to those in their last few years of high school and older.
Type: Series, this is book number three in the Creative HeArts series and number one for Mariely & Cabot.
Summary: Perfect for those on the brink of adulthood and those looking for a youthful feel to their romance read + cute love story + emotional + drama (high school drama)
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a kickass heroine, a boy so hot he’ll make you shiver, and a falling-in-love story fit for the big screen. You’ll want to settle in and have the popcorn ready.
It’s all fun and games until you fall in love…
After Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler both break up with their significant others at the same party, Mariely sees a way to get even with both of their exes. Everyone knows that the best way to get over a breakup is a hookup—a fake hookup, that is. Three weeks, all fun, no strings, and definitely no heartbreak at the end.
But somewhere between the sweet hand-holding and melt-your-mind kisses, their fake relationship starts to feel less like an act and more like the real thing…but Mariely’s a free-spirited girl from the other side of the tracks, and Cabot’s the hot trust-fund guy from the Hills.
They’d never work for real…
Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance is a delightful romantic story about two teenagers who create an alliance in attempt to divert attention off their equally humiliating and very public break ups. Cabot, the reigning high school hot guy, and Mariely, the scholarship kid from across the tracks, both find solace in each other and some unexpected and unlikely feels start to emerge. This story follows them and their attempts to salvage what is left of their hearts and their reputations while unknowingly starting something, neither of them knew they needed.
The love story was cute, the drama was heavy and the haters, just cruel. Both characters are likable and they are pretty well built for a shortish novel aimed at high school and college age new adults. This was a quick, entertaining read and Cabot was surprisingly deep for the popular rich kid. Mariely, although stereotyped, is smart and stands up for herself. Her character’s response to the things life throw her way is pretty rad.
All in all, this book is a win. It isn’t super heavy and isn’t a super stressful read. It’s just the story of two people and how their lives start to intertwine. I look forward to reading more about them.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. Thank you Shellee Roberts and Entangled Publishing LLC.