How Willa Got Her Groove Back
When your life feels like a bad movie, rewrite the script.
When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, 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 pushi...more
"When your life feels like a bad movie, rewrite the script.
When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, 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 ...more
“Your life is different now,” he said. “Forever.”
This was an okay story about a girl whose father get engaged to a movie star.
I could see why Willa was so bent out of shape in this book, as it did seem like her father was rushing into this new marriage, and even letting his own beliefs shift a bit to compensate for the new woman in his life. I think she could ...more
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I 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 ...more
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 wa ...more
**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 diff ...more
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 P&P, 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 q ...more
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 loungi ...more
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 ...more
First of all, I really wanna thank Netgalley, Entangled Publishing LLC and Entangled: Crush for giving me a chance to read this book. I found this book on Netgalley (obviously) and it got me instantly. Why? The synopsis just screamed drama and I actually really love drama. I requested the book and I hoped for the best: I got the book!
I well-estimated this book because gosh what a drama! Everything wa ...more
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!
(Plus, Finn? I mean: Come. On.)
To read the rest of the review, simply follow the link: http://www.aleisuremoment.com/2016/02...
Not sure yet if I am rounding up or down...
Buuuuuut let me tell you- my heart is breaking!!
For so many reasons, one of them being that I gotta wait until September to read the rest of Willa's and Finn story.
I mean SEPTEMBER?!! Reallly?!!!
How Willa Got Her Groove Back is the second book in the young adult, Creative HeArts series. The Creative HeArts series in unique in the fact that each of the books is written by a different author. Tera Lynn Childs wrote the first book, Ten Things Sloane Hates about Tru, which is the first book in a Sloane and Tru trilogy. However, How Willa Got Her Groove Back is about completely different characters and it is by Em ...more
I have really been enjoying the Entangled: Crush line of books. They are cute and funny and romantic. I enjoy the fact that they are not only about the romance. There is always some underlying conflict that needs resolution. With this book it was no different.
Let's talk about the characters, shall we.
First we have W ...more
5 Angsty Stars
Young Adult age range: 12+
How Willa Got Her Groove Back trapped me from page one with Willa's infectious narration. Page after page, I gorged myself until the very end when I realized the afternoon had waned to evening without coming up for air.
This Young Adult novel was everything I enjoy about the genre: the 'feels'. I can't explain why YA novels always seem to evoke so many emotions in me. For both Willa and Fi ...more
**Thanks so much to Entangled Teen for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!**
I'm a big contemporary fan as of the last year, so I knew that I would definitely love How Willa Got Her Groove Back. The story follows a girl named Willa whose father works in the movie business. When he comes back from filming one movie in particular, he decides to bring Willa out to dinner only to dro ...more
Firstly I adored this book, Emily has wrote a great book of romance and friendship. Of broken families and the struggled of preparing the cracks in the past, cracks you probably didn't realise were there. Th ...more
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The book started off with a line that automatically put it in my favour.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single girl who chooses to spend Friday night with her father must be in want of a social life.
This line is a play on the opening of Pride and Prejud ...more
I'm not a fan of angst, but I totally readied myself for that, I knew that was coming, BUT what I didn't expect was for both the story itself AND Willa herself being incredibly over-dramatic. Which is not a bad thing! I mean, obviously, it didn't work FOR ME, but I do believe it could very well work for others. Willa, for some reason, chose to be incredibly selfish, judgmental and she made a huge as heck deal out of everything, with that making HER OWN LIFE worse. I just couldn't with ...more
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Thank you, Entangled Teen Crush!!
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First of all, let’s take a moment to appreciate this title. HOW WILLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK is a great title – the kind that makes you stop and take notice. So that’s reason #1 I requested this book. Reason #2? The blurb and premise. The promise of a great story with the “forbidden love” trope. That’s like 4 reasons now, huh? Oh, well…
Even though I thought Willa was really funny, she was kind of over dramatic. I understood wh ...more
We meet Willa who is all pro dad coming home finally from his work project unt ...more
When a book starts with something like “It is a truth universally acknowledged…” you expect it to be full of romance, but instead we have a pretty selfish girl who moans all through the book that she doesn’t want her father to get married on a famous actress Mia McCain (whom Willa adored, by the way), that she doesn’t want to like and trust her soon-to-be-stepbrother Finn, b ...more
This book was a very fun read that I did find quite enjoyable. It breaches a topic that has been done a few times (a girl suddenly being thrust into a world of fame) but the author somehow manages to have a relatively fresh spin on the idea.
Things I liked
I found Willa to be an interesting main character. I loved how the author gave her a close relationship with her father so that the reader can understand her devastat ...more
Not that I know the people who complain about the abruptness of the conclusion here, are those same people. Anyway, be aware this is only part one.
I was looking forward to this book.
Actually I did not notice Willa or Damien in the first book, but after reading this I went to the first one, and indeed they were mentioned.
I really liked this book which surprised me, why?
Since Willa was so resisting about this marriage, all the time saying "She will leave you", or "When she leaves, and she will". like what the hell he is your father you could support him. While Finn was against but actually tried to do something, but yeah bo ...more
This book is really well written, so if you don't like cliffhangers, I suggest waiting until all three books have been released and read them all then.