Monday, August 22, 2016

Daring the Bad Boy (Endless Summer)
by Monica Murphy

Truth or Dare was never this much fun...

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 ├╝ber-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 meltyour heart. 

This book was the perfect summer read. Daring the Bad Boy was charming, funny, and adorable. I had such a fun time reading this book! I really liked the summer camp setting in this book. The summer camp created such a fun atmosphere for the characters, and it lead to some really sweet moments for the main characters.

I really liked the main female character, Annie. I thought Annie was sweet, caring, and very relatable. I enjoyed watching her grow into a more daring person. One issue I had with her character was that her development seemed a little sudden. She became very bold very quickly, and I felt like that should have taken more time. I thought the change was nice, but I would have liked to see it develop at a slower pace. 

There was one thing that Annie did near the end of the book that annoyed me beyond belief! She did something behind Jake's back, and I wish she would have just discussed it with Jake more. Everything ended up being okay, but Annie still really annoyed me with her one action.

Jake was such a heartthrob! He was such a charming and adorable character. Since he was labeled as a "bad boy", I was expecting him to be more of a jerk. However, he really wasn't a jerk at all. He was a little standoffish at times, but he was never as mean as I assumed he would be. I really enjoyed his character! I want my own Jake.

The romance was sugary sweet. I thought Jake and Annie were so cute together! I loved all of their romantic moments together. Their romance was everything I wish I had when I was their age, and what I wish I had now! 

One thing I didn't really like was Annie's crush on Kyle. I understood that she thought he was cute, but it didn't make sense for her to like him! It annoyed me that she liked him at all. I am glad it didn't last the entire book, because it was very obvious that she was suppose to be with Jake!

Overall, this was a fun and entertaining read! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cute summer read.

4 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review. * 

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