Thursday, May 19, 2016

{ARC Review} How Willa Got Her Groove Back (Creative HeArts #2) by Emily McKay

How Willa Got Her Groove Back (Creative HeArts, #2; Willa and Finn #1)

How Willa Got Her Groove Back (Creative HeArts #2) by

Disclaimer: 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.

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.

Willa and Finn Book 2 coming November 14, 2016
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} eARC. Published February 22nd 2016 by Entangled: Crush. Source: eARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

{Rating} 4/5 - I really liked it!


Finn is a complex hero. Every scene it seems that we see another facet of him. He's jaded but he can also be kind and thoughtful. He's seen and done everything. He's also not a noble hero - at least he plays it like he isn't. He has an agenda. I found myself unable to blame Finn for the choices he makes, he's between a rock and a hard place.

I liked Willa from the start. She's had a terrible week at home and at school. She expected more of the same but her life has been totally turned upside down. She's got a good heart, her struggles with home and school seem relatable, even her bratty moments feel believable.
Finn and Willa have both been through a lot with their parents, both have had to be the parent at times, giving them a connection that few others can share.

The parents. Willa's dad confused me. What we see of him is nothing like the guy Willa tells us he is. She doesn't take her dad's new relationship well, the way most kids would react, but after seeing how her dad changes, including changing his feelings about big decisions such as their home and a vehicle for Willa, I think she has a right to be concerned. Mia, the future step-mom. Mia seems more like a child than anything else. I hope to see something else from her in the future.

I can't believe we have to wait until November to see the next installment in Willa and Finn's series.

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