ARC REVIEW: Daring The Bad Boy by Monica Murphy

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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.

"But this girl…I don’t know. There was something about her that made me want to keep her around. I wanted to talk to her. Learn more about her. Maybe even give her grief in the hope that she’d dish some back out at me.”

Look I'm 30 but this book was just too freaking sweet. I don't really delve into the clean and tween anymore but getting into some real teen angst was somewhat refreshing. I feel like I should be saying "this is the perfect summer read for young adults" but instead I'll say if you're looking for something light, fluffy and plenty nostalgic you should probably try this book.

This is the first YA book by Monica Murphy that I've read before this I'd only read her One Week Girlfriend series which is more NA. The story starts of with Annie preparing to leave for summer camp. She's a good girl but a loner, she's hoping to reinvent herself. She'd like to do all those things teenage girls do, make friends, be daring and talk to the cute boy.

Jake is your resident bad boy and with the threat of juvie hanging over his shoulder, his father sends him to work with his uncle at summer camp. His uncle is supposed to straighten him out, and if he steps out of line he'll be carted off back home and straight to juvie. For all intents and purposes everything goes well until he sees Annie.

I could cross analyse this book and tell you that its all about 2 teens crying out for attention, but I'll also tell you that its a sweetly romantic YA romance and a perfect beach read.

ARC kindly provided by publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review

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