Daring the Bad Boy
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"Monica Murphy always delivers the swoon-worthy romance that I crave. And Murphy’s latest is no exception with this first love, mature young adult novel: Daring the Bad Boy." -Debbie, I Heart YA Books
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 über-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 melt your heart.
Each book in the Endless Summer Series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 - Daring the Bad Boy
Book #2 - Keeping Her Secret
This book was a cute, quick, summer read.
Annie is a shy girl that fades into the background at school. Hoping to broaden her horizons, she goes to summer camp for the first time, hoping to break out of her shell with people who don't know her. Jake used to come to camp all of the time. This summer he's forced to work there as penance for getting in trouble. His one-time solace has literally become a prison.
I loved these characters and the growth that they experienced while at camp. This author's first YA novel was definitely a success. I have read her NA and contemporary titles and have loved them all and this is no exception!
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Sweet & Fun
Loved this cute and sweet YA romance. This story hooked me at the start and I could not put it down. This was about new friendships and brings all those feelings of that first love, with the drama and angst of being a teenager. This was well written with lovable characters that will make you wish that you were a teenager again and at summer camp right along with them. Loved the dual POV. This was a fun and sweet summer read that I will definitely have to read again. Highly Recommended.
Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Daring the Bad boy by Monica Murphy
This is such a cute, heart-melting read! It makes me want to go back and relive those moments of first love!! l also enjoyed the dual POVs in this story. I love knowing what each character is thinking!
Annie is the 16 years old good girl and has never been done anything spontaneous in her life. She's known as the quiet, shy girl that always has her face in a book. She's never had any attention from the boys unless you mean being made fun of by them. She decides this summer is the summer to change all that. She's going to Summer camp where no one knows her and she can become anyone she wants! She plans on making lots of friends and finding the hottest guy in camp and make him her boyfriend. Oh and don't forget learning how to swim!
Jake is the 17 year old bad boy. His mom died when he was 14 and his dad became withdrawn and basically neglected Jake as a way of dealing with his grief. Jake's attempt at getting his father's attention is doing stupid pranks which ends up getting him in trouble with the law. His father has had it and ends up sending him away for the summer to work at Jake's Uncles Camp. He's to be under strict supervision! One more screw up and he's off to Juvie!
Upon arriving at camp, Annie quickly puts her sights on Kyle to be her soon to be boyfriend. Then she meets Jake whom she end up blackmailing to give her swim lessons and give her info on Kyle. But the more and more time she spends with Jake, does she really like Kyle as much as she thought she did?!
Jake can't seem to get Annie off his mind, he may be falling for her but there's one problem- relationships between counselors and campers are completely off-limits! If Jake gets in any trouble he's headed straight for Juvie! Are they willing to break the rules and risk getting caught to be with each other?
This is a easy, light summer read! This is Young Adult and Monica proves that she can pull off writing any genre of book!!
I received a copy in exchange for my honest review.