Monday, February 22, 2016

Review: How Willa Got Her Groove Back

Title: How Willa Got Her Groove Back
Author: Emily McKay
Series: Willa and Finn Book 1 of 3
Creative HeArts #2)
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Format: Ebook
Published Date: February 22nd
ISBN #:  1633754812
Challenges: Read for a tour

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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, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously—how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he’s not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she’s allowed to crush on the guy. Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool. 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.

It's been awhile since I've read any contemporary books, so when the chance to read How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay came around, I jumped at the chance.  I couldn't wait to dive into a great contemporary read, what I didn't know at the time was just how much I was going to love this book. 

The main character of Willa, at first I didn't think I was going to like her, mainly because she seemed like a little whinny girl, but in a way I get where she's coming from.  I can't deny I wouldn't have done the same or acted the same exact way.  I ended up loving the character and laughed at a bunch of her lines.  She's sarcastic and hilarious in parts of this book.  I will say I really would love to see the art she mentions in this book.  The park sounds amazing! 

My main complaint about this book and I'm hoping they change this in the next two books in the series, is that there really wasn't enough romance for me.  I loved seeing the tension and romance, what little there was, between Willa and Finn, I just wished there had been more.  

Finn, I think I should mention Finn in this review as well.  I always love the whole bad boy vibe in books, but to me he really wasn't the whole bad boy.  Yes he rode a motorcycle, but I actually wanted to just give him a hug.  After everything he's been through, I totally understood why he didn't want his mom to go through with her plans to get married to Willa's dad, even if he does like him. 

The writing style of this book was one that I really liked, easy to read and a fun to read at that.  Got to love these type of books. Most of the story is told in Willa's pov, first person story and seeing everything through her eyes.  I really enjoyed that about this book the most. Makes reading relaxing if you know what I mean.  I can't wait to read the next book in this series, hopefully there is more romance for Willa and Finn.  

I also wanted to mention this fantastic book cover.  All of the book covers over at Entangled publishing is amazing! I don't know who does their covers, but they are some of my favorites.  (Just a little shout out to the cover designers.) The fonts are perfect and I really love that it doesn't show the images of their faces.  Gives me a chance to see who I think would be prefect for the characters. 

If you like contemporary reads then How Willa Got Her Groove Back is the perfect book for you. 

So since I wanted a bit more romance in this one that I thought should have been in the book in the first place, I'm giving How Willa Got Her Groove Back an Ali's Bookshelf...

Here at Ali's Bookshelf we accept books in exchange for a honest review. The book above came from the publisher and was reviewed for a blog review tour.  Good Choice Reading Promotions is the tour company that the tour is through.  We also use Book Depository Affiliate links at times.

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