Published by Harlequin Teen on May 30th 2017
Genres: Young Adult
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend.
Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.
Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?
I am a total YA/NA junkie, and this book certainly gave me a fix! It’s not a friend to lover book, but more of a teenage crush turned loathing turned to interest and then love. WHEW! Oakley has the world in the palm of his hand after having found fame, but at the same time, he’s lost himself and his voice. Enter partying, drinks, and girls. So now it’s time to turn his life around. The best way to do it is to find normal, but’s what’s normal anyway?
There is the perfect level of angst and drama to keep you glued to the book. And chemistry, man, these authors get the chemistry right between the two characters. In the beginning, I wanted to hate Oakley (he does come off as a bit of a pr*ck), but the good in him just needed the right person to force an appearance.
These two authors did an amazing job blended their voices to write a highly addictive set of characters and plot. I hope they’ll collaborate again in the future!