Published by Macmillan on April 14th 2015
Genres: Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to missed connections, mistaken identities, and lots of misbehavior. It may give you all the swoony feels.Can the write guy be the right guy?Dakota McCloud has just been accepted into a prestigious art school. Soon she'll leave behind the artists' colony where she grew up-hippie dad, tofu since birth, yurt-and join her boyfriend and best friend on the East Coast. It was the plan...until Dakota finds out her boyfriend and best friend hooked up behind her back.Hurt and viciously betrayed, Dakota pours out her heart on a piece of paper, places it in a bottle, and hurls it into the ocean. But it doesn't quite go where she expects...Jack Sauvage finds the bottle washed up on the shore and responds to Dakota's letter. Except what if his straight-laced life doesn't jive with the free-spirited girl he's only seen from afar? As Jack creates a persona he believes she'll love, they slowly fall for each other with each new letter. Now Jack is trying to find a way to make this delicate, on-paper romance happen in real life...without revealing his deception.
When I heard that Entangled Publishing was adding a sub genre to their teen imprint, I’m not going to lie I was skeptical. Teen romance novels for me are hit or miss, but I wanted to give this novel the chance. So, I sat down and gave this book a shot. I am glad that I took the time because I actually really enjoyed this book! Jody did a great job putting this story together and I enjoyed the fact that (maybe spoiler alert?) when Dakota gets her heart broken she doesn’t shut her heart off completely, which gives Jack a chance. Both Dakota and Jack are healing from their pasts and having each other to confide in is something that helps the process.
I plan to read future Entangled Crush titles and I urge anyone who reads this review to do that as well. This is not a bodice-ripper, it is a real romance that anyone can related to and I believe that is the best part about it!