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Incriminating Dating

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  134 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Ayla Hawkins is ready to stand up for change in her high school. But winning the election for class president against popular Jenna Lee will be impossible without a miracle. When she stumbles upon Mr. Perfect Luke Pressler defacing public property and catches it on camera: cue miracle. Ayla’s got the dirt she needs to get Luke on Team Ayla—in the form of her new fake boyfr ...more
Published April 10th 2017 by Entangled Crush
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(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“This might be a fake relationship, but it was beginning to feel pretty real to me. The problem was, what would happen once the election was over?”

This was a YA contemporary romance, featuring a fake boyfriend/girlfriend situation.

I liked both Ayla and Luke in this story, and I liked how Ayla stood up for what she believed, in even when she looked silly doing it. I also thought that Luke was
Apr 10, 2017 Suze rated it it was amazing
Ayla always stands up for the people who need it. She genuinely cares about fellow students, important issues and school clubs for everyone. She wants her voice to be heard, which is why she's in the running to become Senior Class President. Her opponent fights dirty, so Ayla needs a little extra popularity on her side. When she catches a few basketball stars doing something they shouldn't have done, she uses it to her advantage and blackmails one of them, Luke.

Luke knows he's done something ris
Monique V
Apr 04, 2017 Monique V rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I am impressed at how much I enjoyed this!!! If you are looking for the perfect summer contemporary then look no further. This delicious read is all kinds of fun.

I love comtemporaries that deal with real life problems and this book dealt with lots of issues that are think are relevant and real today. I love that our main character accepts who she is and doens't try to change that, but she still struggles like any other teen out there. Our main guy has a terrible home life and I felt for him so m

Megan Pegasus
I'm part of the blog tour for this book! Check out my blog on April 14th for an excerpt and a guest post from the author:

Ayla Hawkins knows where she’s going in life. She’s editor-in-chief of her school newspaper; she’s just landed the lead role in her school play; and she’s going to Columbia University as soon as high school is over. So when her best friend Chloe insists on her running as school president, Ayla isn’t so sure she’s up for the task. But when
DNF @ 20%

*Review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review via Netgalley - thanks so much for sending me a copy*

I was in the mood for a good, cheesy contemporary, and the moment I saw it, I had to request this on Netgalley. Entangled Teen/Crush has been rocking on their adorable contemps lately, so I had to grab this one up. I know the fake boyfriend trope has been done to death, yet there are a few times where I thoroughly enjoy it. It's just so cheesy sometimes and I enjoy the cheese
Apr 04, 2017 Thamy rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley2017
Review based on an ARC provided by Netgalley. I want to also thank the publisher for giving me this opportunity.

Budget cuts seem to be out there to get Ayla when both the newspaper she edits and drama club go through funding problems. That's when a chance lands on her lap, she gets a video of popular jock Luke vandalizing school property. Now he has to pretend to be her boyfriend and help her win the election.

This was the average YA. There's not much to mention when it comes to flaws, really.

Lenore Kosinski

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

I'm...not sure...exactly what I thought. I enjoyed myself thoroughly. It was what I was looking for, something a bit lighter with swoony moments. But it did have some other depth that I hadn't been expecting but still found very intriguing and gut-wrenching. But at the same time there were a few things that bugged me, and it was a bit more obviously
2.75 stars

***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

Incriminating Dating was a bit TOO YA for me. What most people call YA (young adult) these days, specially on IG, I consider NA (new adult), but there's nothing wrong with a good YA book, ai actually love them.

But this time, it was maybe a bit too sweet for me. The man characters, despite being high school seniors, were too childish for my tastes. The story was just too mellow, with no real sparkle between the characters. I couldn't fe
Apr 27, 2017 Sara rated it really liked it
Oh I really loved this! It was so cute! And now I am totally in love with Luke. He was so sweet and caring, and hot and amazing and protective! The perfect boyfriend!
I also liked Ayla. She was really sweet, caring and brave. She was an amazing girl. And I really enjoyed seeing them falling in love and their relationship grow, day after day. They did grow up too. Especially Luke became a better person. He wanted to change and not because a girl told him to, but because he realized he was behavin
Apr 19, 2017 Teresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
****3.5 Stars****
This book is your classic fake boyfriend/girlfriend tale to help the people out but eventually they end up falling for each other.
Ayla is the quiet girl that has kept her focus on making sure her college resume will stand out. Luke Pressler is the hot jock that has everything riding on his ability to play basketball...they wouldn't fit together at all, right?!
When Ayla needs to get voted class president, she will use blackmail to get Luke on her side, solely for the popular kid
Ashley Urquhart
Apr 01, 2017 Ashley Urquhart rated it it was ok
I know I’ve talked about this before on here, but WHY DO I KEEP READING BOOKS FROM THIS PUBLISHER. They always have promising premises, but then they never payoff. I just need to learn my lesson and STAY AWAY. Seriously, next time I’m going to read one of these please, somebody stop me.

I liked Luke as a character but Ayla was just too much. I found her overbearing, judgmental, and more than a little self-righteous. To be honest, I’m not totally sure what Luke sees in her, but whatever. Luke had
Kira Simion
Mar 18, 2017 Kira Simion marked it as to-read
This sounds like an adorable cliché in a way. We can all guess where this'll go.
First Impression:
Cute cover & premise ❤ Fake YA boyfriends are always fun! I enjoy a good romantic comedy when I need a break from fantasy and mystery novels ❤


*In-depth review*
This is a typical ya contemporary romance novel. Ayla is in the school's newspaper and drama club. She doesn't care much about the popular crowd at school and tries to stay out of their way. Her friend, Chloe, convinces her run for school president against the popular mean girl, Jenna, when the future of the newspa
Three and a half stars.

Ayla Hawkins is an idealistic drama club, gaming, school newspaper editor nerd. But when funding for the drama club and the newspaper at her high school are cut yet again to buy new uniforms for one of the sports teams her best friend urges her to take a stand and tun for class president. The problem is that her rival is Jenna Lee, popular, one of the in-crowd and incumbent class president. Her chances look slim until one night she sees three of the most popular boys in sc
Anais Torres
May 24, 2017 Anais Torres rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wouldn’t say I instantly fell in love with this contemporary romance. I think there were moments where it fell a little flat for me. A lot of the story was predictable, especially the Jenna thing. I knew it was coming and I knew it was going to be the phone. I wish there would have been more of a surprise in it or at least a bit more to it than there was.

Overall the book is filled with relatable characters and that’s probably what held my interest the most. The writing style and pacing are qu
Mar 22, 2017 D.M. rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Luke's story in this book. He is a complex character with so much to offer and a great guy. His home life is the best part of this novel.

Ayla, I didn't like as much. Overall she was okay she just had her moments. Ayla is a super geek. She dresses in sci-fi t-shirts and plays video games. She is also a great lover of pizza making her a little curvy. She is passionate about the school paper and the drama club. She wants to help the non-sport extra school activities gain more funding as t
Mar 25, 2017 Sabina rated it really liked it
I loved reading "Incriminating Dating' so much that when it came to the climax when things got complicated I just couldn't stand the thought that Luke and Ayla may be torn apart. Gosh, that was suspenseful! I loved the way these two people, coming from different social groups, found out that they had more in common than they thought, and it made me swoon when they always stood up for one another. Lovely swoonworthy novel. I do recommend, especially to nerds who love comic books and super heroes ...more
Kortney Allen
May 25, 2017 Kortney Allen rated it liked it
Three meh stars. I wanted to like this book. Really I did. But if I had to read one more time about Ayla's weight I was going to start feeling self conscious! If you can get past that then it's a pretty good book. I liked that our main characters weren't sexually experienced because believe it or not more than 60% or some crazy number like that of high schoolers graduate virgins unlike most YA books seem to think.
I received a copy of this from Entangled Teen through netgalley.

Ayla and Luke are a new favorite couple for me. While it sucks that Ayla blackmailed him, I'm so happy she did. I loved that while she was confident in so many things, she also freaked out about a lot. Especially when it came to how others saw her. It made her feel real. Luke was a pleasant surprise. His relationship with Landon made me melt. I would love to see a story based around Chloe and Brady, too.
Hana Bilqisthi
May 06, 2017 Hana Bilqisthi rated it liked it
It is well written and page turner.. i the chracters.
But I kinda have problem with.the plot. It is like everything force the MC to be together and did mot have any other choices
Sabrina Roy
Mar 22, 2017 Sabrina Roy rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love these cute simple reads. The characters are loveable. The situations a little more believable than a lot of novels out there for teens. I don't have to worry about inappropriate scenes. The main characters make mistakes. Plus this one had a curvy main character who accepted herself for who she was and was a nerd (go Doctor Who) also. You couldn't help but love her. The friends were realistic. I completely
May 07, 2017 Layla rated it liked it
3 Stars!
May 16, 2017 Patty rated it liked it
Well written with a good story.
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Mar 26, 2017 Erica rated it really liked it
A sweet high school romance with loveable characters.

I chose to read this book because this YA author is new to me and the title was being offered on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Incriminating Dating blurb said I’d find a story of blackmail between classmates and it delivered just that along with a sweet love story with equally sweet characters.

Ayla Hawkins, a frustrated high school senior is ready to make some profound changes for her and her classmates. Ayla is a good stude
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I was born and raised in Michigan (just look for the giant mitten on the map—it’ll likely throw a snowball at you). I spent most of my time in Michigan, but while in the army got to call KS, SC, MO, and CA home for awhile as well.

As a kid my family moved around a lot. Try spending both your freshman and senior years at new schools (yeah, loads of fun). I could’ve changed my name to “new girl”.

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