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“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 ...more
Luke knows he's done something ris ...more
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...more
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 ...more
*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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
***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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ❤
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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”.