Wednesday, May 9, 2012

YA Wednesday

The Fake Boyfriend Experiment
Stephanie Rowe
Released April 20th, 2012
Kindle Edition
Source: Reviewer Purchased

Rafe Turner has a tattoo running from his wrist to his shoulder. His hair is a little too long. He doesn't need to rebel, because owning his life is already in his blood. He's way out of her league, for sure, but when Lily Gardner accidentally face plants through the window of his band's practice room, a connection is formed between Rafe and Lily that can't be shaken.

When Rafe invites her to jam with his band, Lily knows the mega-talented drummer is exactly what she needs to fix her life. The fact that Rafe already has a girlfriend? No problem. It'll be enough if people simply think she's dating him…won't it? Lily is about to discover that finding her passion is a whole lot more complicated than a fake boyfriend…or two.

I had read this book back when Stephie Davis first published this book as The Boyfriend Trick, which I loved back then, now...I LOVED it even more. 

Stephanie Rowe did a little makeover on the first book, and the outcome is a Fun, Flirty YA book about sometimes telling a few fibs in order to feel "normal", which is exactly what Lily did.  She has always been the "outcast" even among her small group of friends, playing the piano was all the social life she had.  But come the start of High School, Lily wants to fit in with her friends who are talking about "dances" and "boys".  So she tells a small fib that somehow becomes a snowball of lies.  What will happen when the one boy that she really has a connection with realizes that she has been "borrowing" him as her boyfriend?

Oh...young love...never works out the way you were hoping it would.  The boy that you are head over heels for, of course, has a girlfriend.  And then, of course, you seem to get in the middle of their relationship somehow, which makes her hate you, and him avoiding the feelings he has for you because he has a girlfriend.  Ugh....I am tired just thinking about it.

You will get all this and more with The Fake Boyfriend Experiment.  All that teenage angst, takes you back to those high school days!!  I simply adored it, and if you aren't a YA fan, pick up the book for your daughter...she will definitely GET IT!!


Jaye Shields said...

Awww reminds me of my band days...Sounds good

Isabelv said... sounds so good! I am add this to my "to read" list ;D