Published March 14, 2011
Rating: 5 stars!
True love can blossom in unexpected places. This is Jaden pretending not to notice. . . .
Jaden McEntyre and Parker Whalen are a wrong fit from the start. Jaden is driven and focused, Harvard Med School within reach. Parker has a past-a reputation-and the rumors about his mysterious habits abound. So there’s no reason why, when they’re assigned to work together on a project in English, they should discover they have anything in common, or even like each other, and they definitely shouldn’t be falling in love.
As they bond over Edith Wharton’s tragic novella, Ethan Frome, the “bad boy” vibe Parker plays begins to dissipate. Soon, Jaden finds herself shedding her own “good girl” image: sneaking around to be with him, confiding in him, and ultimately falling hard for this leather-wearing, motorcycle-driving loner who plays into the rebel stereotype.
Still, Jaden can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to Parker than he’s letting on. He’s hiding something from her, and discovering the truth means reconciling the Parker she’s grown to love with the person he really is. Because it’s possible that his life inside the classroom-everything Jaden knows-is one, massive lie.
Well, well, well, I did NOT see that one coming! Ms. Klein wrote a lovely teen romance and added a bit of a twist that the reader will not see coming.
I have read quite a few teen romance titles and I will let you in on a little secret…(they are my favorite!) This one actually took me by surprise and I was actually shocked with the ending. I mean you have your typical girl whom of course is as straight as an arrow being a cheerleader and her basketball playing boyfriend. You know where I am going with this right? Then you throw in the mysterious bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Of course she will fall for him. He is exciting and new.
The problem is that she didn’t expect to fall for him. She thought that she could help him and change him when in the end the only one whom changed was herself.
What I did not expect was the shocker of an ending. The author threw in an angle that was perfect for the book and the main characters. I am very happy that I read this book, it was written wonderfully and well worth the $3.99 via Amazon. I actually would pay more!
“You know,” he says, peeking inside the bag. “It’s okay. Because ham and cheese is my absolute favorite…and an apple? It’s like, the lunch of champions.”
I stifle another yawn. “It doesn’t get much better than that, right?”
“Only if you were eating with me,” he says.”
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