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The Secret Life of a Dream Girl

(Creative HeArts #4)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  258 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, references to drinking and drugs, and a kiss so steamy it’ll fog up your ereader.

Hiding in plain sight is harder than it looks…

Dahlia Greene—aka international pop superstar Cherry—is undercover as a normal high school student. She just wants to experience what real life is like, so when she overhears hott
Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published June 27th 2016 by Entangled: Crush
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Sarah Elizabeth
“The sooner he gets Dream Girl, the sooner I can stop thinking about him as anything more than a friend.”

This was a YA contemporary romance featuring a pop star pretending to be a normal teenager.

Dahlia and Keegan were both okay characters and they both seemed like good people. I felt quite sorry for both of them at times, as they were both going through tough stages in their lives.

The storyline in this was about Dahlia trying to help Keegan get his dream girl, without realising that
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Dahlia Greene has gone to court to get herself emancipated from her controlling father that has been using her in the entertainment business. She's better known as the famous pop star "Cherry" but now is trying to live a more normal teenage life instead of being pushed around in the music industry and made to do things she wasn't comfortable with.

Keegan Matthews has had a crush on Dahlia since he first saw her. At the school dance Dahlia overhears Keegan talking to one of his friends about his
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Seriously couldn't put this book down, even if the fact that it took me a couple days to read it might seem to suggest otherwise. I loved getting to know Dahlia more than I had in the previous books, because even though she technically helped bring Mariely and Cabot together, the number of pages where she was featured was minimal. For a book that takes place at an art school, it was particularly interesting to see the story of a character who has been legally emancipated from her father who kind ...more
Meegz Reads
Aug 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
*3 Stars*

Copy kindly received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is another one that's been on my NG backlog for a couple of years, and so with the #Reviewathon, it's time to get it knocked off the list. It helped that this was a really fast read.

I wasn't sure at first if this would be for me, as the characters are teenagers, being 17yrs old. I'm finding sometimes I am a little bit past those stores now. But this one was alright and I liked the characters.

As can be typical w
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Have you ever read a book and wondered at is end if it was over ? … like in really “wonder?” I just did, because when I reached the end of The Secret Life of a Dream Girl (Creative HeArts, #4) by Tracy Deebs I felt that it had an end but I was not sure I was satisfied because there where too many things left unsaid.

So when I started to prepare the review I noticed that I overlooked the part in the Blurb that mentioned it was part of a series … so my mistake. That had me thinking again … because
Keanna (JustKey)
Rating: 4.78

The Why: A guy who has everything wants the girl-popstar- who is trying to find who she she is while experiencing a normal high school life. It was cute, awkward and I felt like I was back in high school.

Dahlia (or Cherry): She's enrolled at NextGen Academy,  because she finally wants to feel and do normal high school life. Her too-controlling manager of a father just wanted too mu chair from her and she is emancipated from him for a year. She has a year senior year tonpr
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free for an honest review. Thanks to NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Entangled: Crush and Tracy Deebs.)

He was a high school student while she was a million dollar pop star. He knew exactly who he was while she was just figuring it all out. There were a million reasons for them not to be together. A million reasons for them not to let this go any further. And only one reason for them to hold on. He loved her.

She was his Dream Girl and n
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I’ve become hooked on this series, written by several authors with interconnecting storylines and characters. This instalment was great, playing on the fake relationship trope in an incredibly swoonworthy way. Let me tell you: I want Keegan for myself. You might find yourself thinking the book sounds very similar to Hannah Montana, and I’m glad the a
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment*

**I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Raise your hand if you were addicted to Hannah Montana in the mid-2000s. I’m guilty of falling prey to the charms of a rockstar living a normal life and getting on stage in front of thousands of fans on the weekends. The Secret Life of a Dream Girl was like Hannah Montana except way better. Dahlia Greene left her life as Cherry, Disney star turned pop princess, to live her las
In a story very reminiscent of Hannah Montana, Secret Life of a Dream Girl tells the tale of pop sensation Cherry trying to live under the radar as a normal high school student at a school for the arts in Austin, TX. Unlike Miss Montana, Cherry – or Dahlia, as she goes by now – wants to leave the pop world behind and take control of her own music. This is something her father/manager doesn’t want. In order to get away from his rule, Dahlia chooses to become emancipated from her father. Something ...more
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

5 Angsty, banterific Stars.

Tracy Deebs is a new-to-me author.

Young adult age-range: 14+ due to adult language. Kissing.

The Creative HeArts series is like 4 trilogies wrapped up in one large series featuring the same cast of characters in/around a performing arts school.

Excuse me for not giving a coherent review, as I'm going to go full-out fangirl on your behind. Reading every page voraciously, because I wanted to know what
Yes! Here I am again with a review about the CreAtive Hearts series! I LOVE THIS SERIES GUYS. It can't seem to disappoint me. I was also so happy when I found out I got the eARC to review it. I loved this book and I will tell you why!

So the book has two main characters, Dahlia and Keegan. This book got the same formula as the other books in this series, namely, the parts about the girl (Dahlia in this case) are written in first person and those about the boy (Keegan) in third person. I really li
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pop star Cherry has had it. She's tired of her father and manager telling her what to do, from what to wear to what songs to sing to sell the most records. Fed up, Cherry seeks emancipation from her father, which she is granted under the stipulation that she attends high school for a year and lives a normal life. Cherry finds herself changing her look and going undercover at NextGen Academy as Dahlia. At a school dance, Dahlia aka Cherry, overhears student body president and arguably the most po ...more
Shawna Cramer
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Entangled and Netgalley for an honest review...

Ok first off I LOVED the book as a whole but hated the ending, I felt like I was just left hanging and it really irritated me. I understood the WHY of it but if it would have been a printed copy I seriously would have shook the book to see if pages fell out.

I thought Tracy Deebs did a great job with the book its the fourth book in the Creative Hearts series BUT the first book with Dahlia and Keegan so technically it could
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgallery
I've loved the Creative HeArts series since reading the second book How willa got her groove back ages ago. I admit still that is my favourite book in the series and I still can't wait for those 2 to get another book. The Secret Life of a Dream Girl didn't hit my with as much long as the others, but is still a great addition to the series and can easily be read as a stand alone as the book focuses on Dahlia and Keegan although you do here about the other characters you don't need to have read th ...more
A Leisure Moment

Raise your hand if you were addicted to Hannah Montana in the mid-2000s. I’m guilty of falling prey to the charms of a rockstar living a normal life and getting on stage in front of thousands of fans on the weekends. The Secret Life of a Dream Girl was like Hannah Montana except way better. Dahlia Greene left her life as Cherry, Disney star turned pop princess, to live her last year of high school as her flannel-wearing, faux brown-eyed alter ego. Not only did she want to stay under the radar, s
Char ღ Denae
I loved this story but felt as though it wasn’t finished. The first 2/3 are all about the two main characters, Dahlia and Keegan, becoming friends and worrying if they each like the other as more than friends. Then, there’s a bit of conflict that is quickly resolved but the important conflicts are just left hanging and the book ends. On the author’s page, the book is listed as the first book about Dahlia and Keegan but it was written in 2016 with no follow-up book offered. Very disappointing.
Billie Flaming
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute, fluffy romance. The characters and plot threads don't go particularly deep, but for this sort of story, they don't need to. ...more
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved the characters but the story needed about two more chapters. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Woohoo! 5Stars!

Soooooooo great! I read this book in one sitting. You open the page and fall into a false identity romance. Hope I find my Keegan.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-ya, fav-couples
Sweet story with sad parts left in it and very good music reference.
Dahlia and Keegan my fav couple from all Nexgen gang. It 's so good written that I read it in one go. He is class president and she is pop star incognito. He is loved by everyone in the school and she is trying to just blend in. Again ending was bit sudden and left a lot of thing unresolved. I would like to read more about these two.
And that kiss scene, well damn...
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book. First Half of the book I was bright smiles and gushing. Yeah, gushing, squealing, you name it. But then we reach the self deprecating stages of the book. The doubt and yearning and all the trials both MCs had to face and I found myself scrolling through pages just to get another taste of the giggles. It didn't happen, it was still a good book. Hence, the 4 star rating. It would have been a five if I'd only gotten that one last hit. (If these aren't signs of an addict, then I don't kn ...more

3.5 “Pop Sensation & Class President” Stars

ARC via NetGalley

Thank you, Entangled!

The NextGen crowd is back and bringing us another very sweet romance. Yay!

Needless to say, I loved revisiting the characters I met in the last two books (especially my series crush, Finn), getting to know more about characters I had only heard a few things about and following closely the relationship between Keegan and Dahlia.

For those with a good memory, you’ll remember Dahlia as the girl who gave Mariely the push
4-1/2 stars. But I'm rounding up because Finn was here again. And glorious.

Okay, you might not know this about me but I ♥ Tracy Deebs. I especially love her alter-ego Tracy Wolff (or maybe Deebs is the alter-ego, I'm not sure how these things work) because she consistently brings crazy hot characters with swoon and banter and fresh storylines. So I have to admit that I was most looking forward to this book in the Creative HeArts series. And it's my fave so far!

International pop sensation Dahlia
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

This book was sooo cute! And it definitely delivered the promise made in the disclaimer! I'm totally loving this series so much and this book was a great addition to the series. Another thing that I love about this series is that the whole series is taking place at one high school, so we frequently get a glimpse of the other characters in this series as well
Lenore Kosinski
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it

4 stars -- I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

So this is my second book from the Creative HeArts series (I previously read Mariely and Cabot's story Crazy, Stupid Fauxmance), and I think I've figured out the pattern in them -- they can be read as standalones from each other (though you will become curious about the other characters b/c you get drive by mentions of them), but they seem to each be sett
books are love
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Keegan. He was a breath of fresh air for a main teenage boy character. Him being in a school of the arts but is more of a business guy was great. He was also down to earth and grounded. He cared about those around him and he had so much going on in this book. I really loved reading his POV in the book.

Dahlia aka Cherry was the other POV. She had just gotten a much deserved chance to have a normal life thanks to the judge. Unfortunately for her it meant hiding herself from a boy. A boy
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I’ve read the majority of this series and what I enjoyed most was that the books aren’t really consecutive. I’ve noticed that the some of the books are happening concurrently and I think that is brilliant. Everyone always has a story and what a wonderful way to keep the stories of this group of friends together than by bringing out concurrent books in one series. SO I’m a little lost because I missed the last one but that will be remedied soon. In the meantime let’s talk about Dahlia and Keegan ...more
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 to say that these quick contemporary reads really grab me! When I was invited to read this installation in the Creative Hearts series, I jumped on it. I really loved the idea of the dream girl being someone no one thought they knew. I always love to watch the secret lives of characters unfold.

Dahlia is not your
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