on February 5th 2018
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Nina Barnes thinks Valentine’s Day should be optional. That way single people like her wouldn’t be subjected to kissy Cupids all over the place. That is, until her mom moves them next door to the brooding hottie of Greenbrier High, West Smith. He’s funny, looks amazing in a black leather jacket, and he’s fluent in Harry Potter, but she’s not sure he’s boyfriend material.
West isn’t sure what to make of Nina. She’s cute and loves to read as much as he does, but she seems to need to debate everything and she has a pathological insistence on telling the truth. And West doesn’t exactly know how to handle that, since his entire life is a carefully constructed secret. Dating the girl next door could be a ton of fun, but only if Nina never finds out the truth about his home life. It’s one secret that could bring them together or rip them apart.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is not for anyone who has to get in the last word, but it is for all book nerds, especially those who live next door to so called unapproachable gorgeous guys. There’s no debating the chemistry.
Nina Barnes is disgruntled that Valentine’s is coming up and her brother is trying to get her a date. She gets out of the date by being tricked into agreeing to go to the dance with her neighbor West Smith. West Smith is not looking for any complications and a relationship with Nina would be just that. He is surprised when he finds her cute bookish ways interesting along with her incessant need to debate. West has secrets to keep getting closer to Nina could reveal them.
In An Oyster Shell – It was a cute romance that starred a bookworm a character that is sure to worm her way right into the reader’s heart.
The Pearls – The book is well crafted from the title to the last sentence. There was thoughtful humor with a touch of real-life problems that made this a well-balanced book.
The characters were easy to love. Nina was an adorable bookworm and Wes her compliment the broody guy next door who could share her love of Harry Potter. The supporting characters added a nice depth to the story. I especially liked Nina’s mom. She balanced out the story nicely.
The romance was great. I liked that it commenced halfway through the book and they had to work the rest of the story to figure things out. I like that they had an element of friendship and camaraderie that made for a great foundation of the romance.
The Sand – It was a good book!