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How Willa Got Her Groove Back

(Creative HeArts #2)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  343 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains an unbelievably hot bad boy, an unbelievably famous actress, and all the drama that comes with adding both to your family. Oh, and a forbidden flirtation with a soon-to-be stepbrother.

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-fue
Published February 22nd 2016 by Entangled: Crush
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“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 s
Norah Una Sumner

"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
Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
Err. Why didn't they mention that this is going to be a series?! I like the story but the ending really pissed me off. So more like 2.5

Full review to be posted!
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
Read full review HERE


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
Siobhan Davis
I LOVE the way this series has been crafted with different authors writing different books based on characters who are all interconnected. Did I say I LOVE it? I LOVE LOVE it! Okay, fangirl moment over. I've read four in the series now, and not in the order I was supposed to ('cause I'm an idiot) but it hasn't dented my enjoyment and I've thoroughly enjoyed every book.

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 was in
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment*

**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 di
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tiff at Mostly YA Lit, Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Seriously...I couldn't put this book down.

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 questions
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why did I give this book 4 stars?
Well, I can’t say this is any masterpiece but here’s why:
-The story was great. Even if it’s a love story, there are really deep topics. Like the death of a parent, having a new stepparent, dealing with existential crisis, etc
-Willa is not the smartest character, definitely not but we do have some things in common, like our love for books.
- This book got me so hooked I couldn’t stop reading it.
-The idea that this series is not about different stories but about a
Haraiah Eve
2.5 stars

To be honest, I don't really know what to say about this book. Contemporaries *sigh*.

Full review HERE
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
What just happened? Seriously. What. The. Heck. Just. Happened.

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
Alisha Tarran
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh. My. God.
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
"When you're lucky enough to catch lightning in a bottle, you put the lid on as fast as you can."

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
A Leisure Moment

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:

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?!!!
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Willa is excited for her senior year in high school. Everything will go as she planned, and it will be amazing. But then her father returns from a business trip and shocks her with the news—he is getting remarried. It isn’t that she isn’t happy for him; she has, after all, tried to get him to date again after her mother’s death. It’s that he didn’t even tell her he was dating at all, and now he’s marring this uber-famous actress with an annoying, hot son Willa’s age. All of that put together mea ...more
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

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
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
I want to thank Entangled : Crush for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.

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
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

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
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was enjoyable! I love Entangled Crush's contemporaries. Full review coming really soon!

**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
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgallery
Admittedly when I started How Willa Got Her Groove Back I was thinking it was going to be just another New Adult/Romance/Contemporary book, you know the type which are a dime a dozen and you've read similar of time and time again. I wasn't expecting what I ended up with though, no not at all!

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
Daisy Delfin
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, ya

Pages: 240
My rating: 4
Read other books by this author in the future: yes

Well right of the start you have to know, that this is a two part series. It is about Willa but it is also about her father and the famous actress Mia.
(view spoiler)
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

See this review in its natural environment, Dani Reviews Things.

Rating: 3.5*

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 Prej
Mar 14, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 32%

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
4 “Forbidden love is my kryptonite” STARS

ARC via NetGalley

Thank you, Entangled Teen Crush!!

Full review also on the blog:

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…

Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Unexpectedly sweet and intuitive.
I just wish it wasn't an ongoing story.....I would really have liked to have a satisfying ending right here,right now.
I went into this book expecting a romantic comedy, and it actually wasn't quite as romantic as I was expecting! There was some romance, but it definitely wasn't as significant as I thought it would be. This book was really funny though! I thought Willa's commentary was hilarious and very witty. McKay did a great job at weaving humor into this book. I legitimately laughed out loud while reading this book.

Even though I thought Willa was really funny, she was kind of over dramatic. I understood wh
Feb 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far so good, I have enjoyed every Entangled Crush book to come out that I’ve read and this book did not disappoint. This was an adorably cute quick read that kept me interested throughout the whole book. There was a lot of drama and angst between the characters and their families. Very interesting plot as well, even though I may not see it happening, I guess it could if you knew the right people, but still adorable.

We meet Willa who is all pro dad coming home finally from his work project unt
Nataly Trofimova
Thank you NetGalley and Entangled: Crush (Entangled Publishing, LLC) for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review***
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
I wonder if the people who complain about 'insta-love', are also the people who complain when a book ends before the HEA. You can't have both, people! Either the author takes the time to build a love story realistically (which might take a very fat book, or as in this case, two books), or the story needs to be condensed, sped up, and abbreviated.

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.

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