Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Published by: Entangled Teen: Crush ~ September 14, 2015
Format/Source: E-Arc provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 5 Stars
Sloane has a pretty good life. She goes to a prestigious art school in New York, her best friends, and her freedom. Then she makes a stupid decision in the name of art, and now she has to deal with the consequences. Her mother moves her to Texas and to a new school for her senior year. Her mother thinks that taking Sloane away from New York and the “bad influences” will teach her a valuable lesson about the consequences of her actions. Of course, Sloane hates the entire situation.
She is given a small reprieve when her mother offers her a deal, stay out of trouble for the first quarter of school and she gets to go home.This deal also means that Sloane has to stay away from Tru, the resident bad boy next door. Only he doesn’t seem that bad and he’s a total flirt.
I really liked Sloane. I loved her passion for art. She is obviously upset with her situation, but I thought she handled it pretty well. If I had been in that situation, I would have handled it way worse. She knows that what she did had serious consequences and she doesn’t just write if off. I love that she didn’t just write off Tru just because her mother wanted her too, especially when he needed help.
Her relationship with her family is strained because her father is a workaholic and had to stay in New York, along with her brother and her mother is acting like a prison warden. I loved Sloane’s relationship with her mother. It was realistic and even though they were fighting, you could tell they loved each other.
I really liked Tru. I appreciated how the “bad boy” of the story wasn’t really that much of a bad boy. He’s just a guy trying to deal with difficult circumstances, although, not always in the best way. He has a difficult home life, but away from home he’s a pretty charming guy. I felt really bad for him and what he had to go through with his parents.
I really loved that the romance wasn’t the main focus of the book. For most of it, Sloane and Tru were just really great friends who flirted a lot. They were obviously attracted to each other, but they both knew a relationship wasn’t what either of them needed at the time. I loved how they went from really great friends to eventually more than friends.
This book was awesome and I really enjoyed it. I had never read any other books by this author before, but I’m definitely going to have to change that now.