Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance (Creative HeArts, #3)
by Shellee Roberts
Release Date: April. 18, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a kickass heroine, a boy so hot he’ll make you shiver, and a falling-in-love story fit for the big screen. You’ll want to settle in and have the popcorn ready.
After Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler both break up with their significant others at the same party, Mariely sees a way to get even with both of their exes. Everyone knows that the best way to get over a breakup is a hookup—a fake hookup, that is. Three weeks, all fun, no strings, and definitely no heartbreak at the end.
But somewhere between the sweet hand-holding and melt-your-mind kisses, their fake relationship starts to feel less like an act and more like the real thing…but Mariely’s a free-spirited girl from the other side of the tracks, and Cabot’s the hot trust-fund guy from the Hills.
They’d never work for real…
Mariely and Cabot Book 1 of 3
Mariely and Cabot Book 2 coming Winter 2017
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Cabot Wheeler’s girlfriend had convinced him to throw a big party at his house but then proceeded to drink to much and admit to having cheated on Cabot. Meanwhile at the party, Mariely Hinojosa walks in on her boyfriend of three years making out with another guy. Both of these couples end their relationship leaving Cabot and Mariely devastated at their separate betrayals.
After receiving the advice that nothing gets you over a break up like a new hook up and Mariely sees that Cabot’s ex will not leave him alone Mariely comes up with a plan that the two of them should team up and begin a fake romance since neither are ready for the real thing. The plan is supposed to get Cabot’s ex to leave him alone and help Mariely get over her embarrassment having found her relationship was a sham but things heat up between the fake couple while spending time together.
A cute little young adult romance read with fun and interesting characters, a fun plot along with great writing to wrap it all together I found myself really enjoying this story. A case of opposites attracting while a relationship is actually given time to grow between the couple instead of a case of instant attraction.
Mariely was an over the top fun personality with her own sense of style grown from her poor background being a scholarship student in an upscale school among the rich kids. She’s a theater student and thinks of every situation being a stage so coming up with the fake romance is right up her alley. Cabot is the rich kid that Mariely is not comfortable being around but she quickly learns that he’s a great guy that even being rich has his own issues in life.
Overall, a really fun read that I’d recommend checking out. Part of a series but read fine as a standalone as this was my first taste of this series but would definitely pick up the other books myself.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4/5 stars
About the author:
There are three things (besides her family) that Shellee loves more than Netflix: Dr. Pepper, OTPs, and book boyfriends (I’m looking at you, Gilbert Blythe).
Shellee has been told that her life goal as a writer should be to win prestigious awards that will grant her literary immortality, but as an OG ‘shipper (like, seriously, Tad and Dixie–my first hardcore ship) all she really wants is to create two characters that people love so much they give them a cool mashup name.
Shellee spends her days living the dream with her family in Austin, Texas–and by living the dream she means waking up at the crack of dawn to go to work, chauffeur, walk dogs, do dishes, and fold laundry. At night she gets down to to real business, basking in the warm, blue glow of her computer screen and bringing the stories in her head to life on the page…or watching Veronica and Logan fan videos on YouTube till 2am.
Tomorrow she’s definitely going to kick that procrastination problem to the curb.
Giveaway Information: Contest ends May 6 , 2016
One (1) winner will receive a $50 Dinner & Movie Combo pack from Darden Restaurants & Fandango