SUMMER CAMP & SUMMER CRUSHES // DARING THE BAD BOY BY MONICA MURPHY ARC REVIEW

Friday, August 12, 2016



Author:
Monica Murphy
Release Date:
August 22, 2016
Publisher:
Entangled Teen
Format:
ARC/Netgalley


Synopsis:



Truth or Dare was never this much fun...

Annie McFarland is sick of being a shy nobody. A session at summer camp seems like the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself—gain some confidence, kiss a boy, be whoever she wants to be. A few days in, she’s already set her sights on ├╝ber-hottie Kyle. Too bad her fear of water keeps her away from the lake, where Kyle is always hanging out.

Jacob Fazio is at Camp Pine Ridge after one too many screw-ups. Junior counseling seems like punishment enough, but the rigid no-fraternizing-with-campers rules harsh his chill. When a night of Truth or Dare gets him roped into teaching Annie how to swim, she begs him to also teach her how to snag Kyle.



Late-night swim sessions turn into late-night kissing sessions...but there’s more on the line than just their hearts. If they get caught, Jake’s headed straight to juvie, but Annie’s more than ready to dare him to reveal the truth.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to drinking, sexual situations, adult language, and an intense bad boy hero who will melty our heart.

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The Why:

I love the cuteness overload and boy crushing love in every Entangled Teen books! Never been to summer camp, this was such a summer filled with secret swimming lessons, an angry bad boy & a girl who doesn't like the water and needs swimming lessons.




Characters:


Summer means shedding her shy personality and finally be brave and live life. But the only thing keeping Annie from doing that is being scared to swim or even get near water. But crushing on Kyle (who is a jerk she later finds out), so enlists the help of the camp director's nephew, Jake. Annie though she was scared by each swimming lesson I could see her getting ready to swim and face her fears.

I've never been to summer camp, but this book made me wish I did. Jake was patient with Annie when he taught her to swim. Annie was more like:





Jake: He didn’t want to come to camp in the first place. I mean if it meant that he didn't disappoint his dad (again) or break the rules so he reluctantly goes. Leaving in a not so good relationship he goes to camp with his uncle. But his uncle's rules are clear: Don't mix with the campers or counselors. Teaching Annie to swim is definitely NOT is his radar when it's helping her to get another guy's attention especially when he starts to like her. This is where things get a bit sticky. Jake wants to prove to Annie that he's a good guy and it was sweet how he showed her instead of told her.  But that's the thing he's not a bad boy, he's just REALLY standoffish.


Also these two are SO doggone adorable and so sweet. Like every relationship you see people grow and change for the better.

Final Thoughts:

It was just how summer camp should be: fun with friends, swimming and finding something unexpected on the way; and that's always the best part.








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Have you ever been to summer camp? What was your favorite thing about camp? If you're like Annie (and me) do or don't you know how to swim? What are some of your favorite summer camp memory?



xoxo, K
 
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