“Disclaimer: This book contains a villain pretending to be a hero, a hero pretending to be a villain, a disco-dancing heroine, two overprotective sidekicks, a little bit of bad language, and a whole lot of swoony kissing.
Spirit committee leader Mandy Pennington is secretly in love with her best friend, Gus, but when he hooks up with her archenemy at a party, she decides to win him over once and for all. She just doesn’t know how. But who better to help than hot loner Caleb Torrs?
Caleb’s got his own problems, but when he sees Mandy pining over Gus at a party, he thinks she’s finally smoked the spirit stick and lost her mind. Maybe he has, too, because he just asked Mandy to be his fake girlfriend.She’ll get her loser friend’s attention, and he’ll get his stalker ex off his back.It’s a win-win.
But soon one fake date blends into the next and before he knows it, he actually wants to kiss Mandy. For real. Too bad their plan is working, and Gus is finally noticing the one girl Caleb just might be falling for…”
Soooo….I was way less than impressed with this one. I had zero feels and gave no cares about what happened to Caleb or Mandy.
Which is sad, the book is inspired by the Disney movie Sky High, a movie I LOVE. (specifically, characters Layla and Warren) and I totally shipped those two. So I was totally in the mood for a Warren type character to fall in love with a Layla type character (which is to say, an opposites attract story)
Unfortunately, the emotion, the attraction….heck, even the plot line, just wasn’t there. It was boring. It was dull. Nothing happened.
Even when Mandy’s grandma had an upset, I didn’t really feel anything, or any suspense, or any fear for any of the characters.
The best part of the book was the bromance between Caleb and J.T. But it was a very tiny light in a very dim surrounding. I’ve read a lot of fluffy contemporaries that I actually love and adore…so I know it’s not the genre or the audience that was off for me.
This is a major case of it’s definitely not me, it’s you.
I have no qualms about calling out terrible books. So boom, there it is. Book, meet Terrible. Terrible, meet book. Good, we acquainted now? Do yourself a favor and just skip it. 😛
This review ended up so short that my SEO rating is orange. Dude. XD