ABOUT THE BOOK -
Jayden Valdez is an overachieving intellectual. Mike McGinnes is Franklin High School’s dumbest jock. Even though they barely know each other, she finds his personality repulsive and he thinks she’s got a giant stick up her you know what. Mike and Jayden are surprised and annoyed when their teacher pairs them together for Spanish tutoring. Both feel it’s a complete waste of time, since nobody could learn from a person who bugs the crap out of them. Not to mention that their reputations might be ruined if people realize what they’re doing. But it doesn’t take long for Jayden to discover that Mike has a secret—he isn’t the person he appears to be. Much to her dismay, Jayden finds ‘Secret Mike’ strangely attractive. And for some crazy reason, Mike is amused by Jayden’s clever insults and witty banter. Suddenly, they have a much bigger problem than their mutual disdain. What started as irritating tension is beginning to feel more like romantic tension and acting on it would be a very bad idea.
Robin Daniels is a sixteen-year-old trapped in a middle-aged body. She’s married to an amazing guy and has five cute but crazy kids. When she’s not chasing children or writing books, she’s coaching volleyball or working on her blog. She tries to read as much as possible, especially when she has housework to do. Robin’s favorites include napping, dessert, pedicures, Christmas, Arizona winters, and Diet Coke.
Amazon Author Page:https://www.amazon.com/Robin-Daniels/e/B001KMMURI
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Jayden’s glare intensified, and I could tell she was sending me mental death threats. Eventually, she gave up and sat down across from me. “Was that so hard?” I asked.
“About as hard as you head.”
“I have harder parts than my head,” I countered. Her eyes grew wide at the implication. I let her stew for a second before lifting my sleeve and flexing my bicep. “You think that’s hard? You should see my abs.” I’d said it as a joke, but it was basically true.
She was surprised for the briefest moment, then she grunted. “How Cro-Magnon of you.”
“Your grunt suggests you’re familiar with the genotype on a personal level.” I smirked
Jayden’s eyes narrowed. “At least I’ve evolved. Your face suggests that you haven’t yet.”
I tsked in good nature. “Your face might be prettier than mine, but your manners prove you haven’t evolved as much as you think.”
Squeeee!!! Oh this book was so much fun! I just loved it, loved it, loved it! Now this, people, is what a YA should look like. I had kind of given up on YA's because I just wasn't finding any I liked. If they could only all be like this one.
Character development... oh my word - I loved Jayden (she was so snarky, ha! a woman after my own heart!) and Mike (really loved Mike!!). Holy cow - when I say the author got the teens right in this book, that may be an understatement. I honestly felt like I just jumped right into the high school hallways.
This story was so stinkin cute, sweet, and romantic! A lot of awww moments and a lot of giggles!
If you like YA and are looking for a fun read - definitely give this one a go.
I would say that this one was absolutely - "Perfect"!
First one for me by Robin Daniels but would love to read more by this author!
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