I received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wallflower by Cookie O'Gorman
on March 25, 2021
Genres: YA Contemporary Romance
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
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Wallflower (wohl-flou-erh): Identifier for someone who is shy and/or awkward. For reference, see Viola Kent.
Seventeen-year-old Viola Kent likes being invisible. Well, not literally, but she’s content being a loner, reading her books, and hanging out with the animals at the shelter. She just wants to keep her head down and get through her senior year at Durham High.
Driving Dare Frost to school every day wasn’t part of the plan.
And when Viola finds out her dad recruited Dare, his number one player, to be her friend?
Her inner Slytherin demands revenge.
The solution: Get Dare to be her fake boyfriend.
Convincing the star athlete to pretend is easier than she’d thought it would be. The hard part is protecting her heart. With every word, touch, and kiss, Viola’s feelings become more real.
The problem: Viola knows she’s falling for Dare—but he doesn’t believe in love.
This book features two sets of soulmates, one happy pooch named Hermione, so many sizzling kisses and answers the question:
Can a dork and a jock fake their way to true love?
“Come on, Dare. Show me your moves. Or did you run out already?”
Dare walked toward me until the top of my thighs hit the couch cushion. “I’ve got a ton of moves, flower. We haven’t even tried half of them.”
I blinked. “Really?”
He nodded. “I’m just trying to ease you into this, make sure you’re comfortable. I don’t want to move too fast.”
Please, do, I thought.
The words that came out of my mouth were, “I’ll believe it when I see it.”
It had sounded good, quippy and totally aloof in my head.
But Dare took it as a challenge.
“I’m going to enjoy this,” Dare said.
Before I could respond, he gripped the backs of my legs and lifted slightly, making me gasp and throw my arms about his neck. In the next instant, I was balanced on the couch back, my legs on either side of his hips as he took a step forward. There hadn’t been that much space between us to begin with. So, the next thing I knew his body was mere inches away from mine.
My cheeks flamed, and he drank in my reaction.
All I kept thinking as I read this book was how much I loved it! And then towards the end I finally figured out the connection to the other book I have read by this author and loved, Adorkable, and then I loved it even more! I adored Dare so much in this book, and then how he became Viola’s friend, and even fake boyfriend to get back at her dad for his role in “making” Dare become her friend.
And again there were HP references that I adored. How Viola called her dad her favorite muggle for one of them. Other characters were really good and I would love to have seen some of their stories as well. Then there was the boy that Viola declared her love to at the start of the story, and when he came in again at the end, that part was also one that I didn’t see coming.
I really just kept thinking to myself how much I loved the book as I read it. It was so sweet. It was like biting into my favorite dessert as I read, and I couldn’t stop with just a bite here and there, I had to devour it almost in one sitting. Thanks goodness I was on spring break and was able to do that!
About the Author:
Cookie O’Gorman writes YA & NA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her novels ADORKABLE, NINJA GIRL, The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder, The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad and WALLFLOWER are out now! She is also the author of NA sports romance, The Best Mistake.
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Author Website: http://cookieogorman.com/
Author Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cookie-OGorman/e/B01DCDMJ5U
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