Imagine waking up in the dead of night to find your hot new neighbour dangling out of your window. What’s more, he’s clutching your tattiest bra in his hand.
What. The. Actual. Fudge.
When bad boy Alec Wilde moves in next door to Riley, sparks fly. After their ‘unconventional’ introduction, Riley is determined to get her own back. A nemesis is just the distraction she needs: inside, she’s barely holding it together. It’s game on.
But behind the banter, there’s a side to Alec that Riley actually likes. How can she get through to the real him when she can’t even take herself seriously?
This book started out on Wattpad, and the author is still in her teens so I think that definitely deserves some recognition, to have a book published so young after writing it for fun online! So many authors are discovered this way these days, it’s so great! Well don’t Lauren!
The synopsis for the story seemed intriguing, that and the cover alone would draw me to this book. It was very bright and vibrant, and the title, who doesn’t love a story about a bad boy?!
A good girl meets bad boy story, with a bit humour, some pranks, family moments and the typical high school life.
Riley meets Alec when he moves in next door to her. They then develop an awkward friendship and a possible love story that looks like it could unravel, until some things that pop back up seem to get in their way.
I adore YA books, especially the cheesy cliche romance ones, and this was definitely one of those.
This book was very typically teen cliche romance. It had that typical high school setting with the jocks, the mean popular girls, and the ones who see themselves as ‘social outcast’ along with a lot of other typical teen drama and going ones.
Even though I do think it would have been enjoyed more by a younger audience (I’m in my 20s, but YA is for life, right?) I read it rather quickly and I did enjoy following the story throughout.
There were funny bits, Riley was feisty and she was a character you could really warm too, I loved her friendship with Violet and even though they seemed to be quite different they were there for each other. Alec was the typical boy in a romance YA novel, a bad boy but not really a bad boy, just the reputation. He was funny too, there were lots of little bits of humour scattered throughout the story, the banter between Riley and Alec was written well and pretty relatable.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. It was fun to read and easy to connect with. It was written in a way that kept the flow of the story going, with brilliant characters that I really enjoyed reading about, especially violet, I really liked her!
Thank you to Ink Roads for sending me a copy!