Monday, February 22, 2016

Cute and Refreshing Book - Review of How Willa Got Her Groove Back plus GIVEAWAY

How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Series: Creative HeArts #2, companion series
Publication: February 25th, 2016

When your life feels like a bad movie, rewrite the script.

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.

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Willa Got Her Groove Back was such a cute refreshing read, especially in the midst of reading other darker literary works, which tend to be dry at times. This book came just at the right time for me. It had a nice balance of emotion, romance, and conflict to drive the story.

With Willa Got Her Groove Back, we get Willa Schoefer who lost her mother as a child and so she's really close to her father. He comes home after a work stint where he was traveling and she's super excited to see him, when he drops the bomb that he is engaged to a super famous actress. (He's in the movie biz so this makes sense.) Along with his new fiance, Willa is gaining a step-brother to be.

Needless to say, Willa is unhappy about the engagement for multiple reason, as is her future step-brother, but before you know it sparks are flying between the two of them, along with a nice side of love-hate. The writing was really good and the pacing spot-on. Overall, this book was really enjoyable. The only thing that annoyed me at all is the ending, which while it certainly is NOT a cliffhanger, it leaves you wanting a certain something to happen and gets you super close only to discover we have to wait for the next installment. Arrrgh!

I definitely recommend this to YA and clean NA lovers alike!

About the Author

Emily McKay is a life-long fan of books, pop-culture and anything geeky. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and baking cookies. When she’s not kicking-ass and scooping cookie dough, she’s watching videos from Screen Junkies (her favorite Youtube channel) or Pemberly Digital or Classic Alice. Okay, she has a Youtube problem! She’s seeking help. Really. Though, she may also have a slight problem with procrastination.

When the internet is down and there are no chocolate chips in the house, she does write books – everything from Harlequin romance novels to post-apocalyptic YA. Though her interests may appear broad, the common denominators are swoony heroes and snarky humor.

1 comment:

  1. Totally a supeergeek over Harry Potter... But I'm also a total fangirl over Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls and Supernatural!


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