May 16, 2016
The Why:A botched idea that tests friendships in relationships and learning from your mistakes as pushing yourself to just do more. It was sweet, refreshing, relatable and even made me sigh, but hey, isn't that what a good book makes you feel?
Horrible IdeaIn order to get a guy's attention Nat decides during her senior year, she enlists her estranged best guy friend, Toby to help her get her crush's attention. She and Toby haven't spoken ever since she thought he shot up in the hockey world. Nat is often criticized for playing on a women's hockey team with women who are her mother's age. But she's stagnant until she involves herself in a pretend relationship with Toby. Her best friend, Dawn and Toby are adamantly against this plan. I really appreciate Dawn, because even though she and Toby broke up she wanted Nat to be happy. So I love how she nudges them together throughout the book.
In A Man's WorldWhen Nat comes up with an idea of getting the attention of his jerkface cousin , Scott- he knows this is a horrible idea. He and his cousin, Scott always used to compete and still do against one another. Okay, Scott was a jerk and only liked Nat, because his cousin was with her. I literally wanted to punch him for how he treated Toby and Nat. I'm SO glad Nat finally opened her eyes to how he truly was. I love how he encourages her to stop making excuses to compete for a hockey scholarship and to play with her potential and stop being satisfied with being stagnant.
Final Thoughts:This was refreshing and relatable for every reader of a girl whose idea of getting one guy's attention quickly and learning from her mistakes and sometimes you have to go after what you want even if you're scared.
*I was sent this as an ARC through Netgalley +EntangledPublishing and this in no way affects my opinions.