by Chris Cannon
Working with her best friend’s brother at Betty’s Burgers, free-spirited Delia starts to see Jack in a new light. Not only has Jack-the-Jerk turned into a hottie, he’s even acting like a nice guy, who rescues dogs and knows how she likes her coffee. But if Jack is into her, then why is he keeping her a secret? Of course, if her best friend doesn’t approve, Delia could lose the only family she’s ever known.
Seeing Delia in her retro waitress uniform throws Jack’s world out of whack. She’s always been just another pain in the butt little sister…not a datable female. But she’s rockin’ the Pie Princess tiara, and even her hot-pink striped hair is sexy. What’s that about? He needs to get his head on straight, because artsy, funky Delia and her nonconformist ways don’t fit in his safe and ordered world.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains kisses that make the world fall away and snarky humor that may cause you to LOL in public places.
I received this copy in exchange for an honest review from Entangled Teen publishing. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you Entangled Teen!
Best friend’s big brother is a trope I have always enjoyed. There’s just something about it that attracts me to a story. So when I read the synopsis for this book, I wanted so badly to read it and to love it.
Overall, this was such a light-hearted and cute read. I breezed through it. The characters were engaging and entertaining, and the plot, while light, was perfect for the genre. Delia and Jack were both 3-dimensional characters with enough differences and similarities to make their relationship plausible. Giving both of them flaws and strengths helped to make them real and visceral. The same with Zoe, and even Topher.
On the other hand, Grant and Aiden felt a little bit flat and one-dimensional. The ‘kisses that make the world fall away’ promised also seemed a little bit flat to me, though there were moments where I giggled out loud as I was reading. The use of Aiden’s secret as a plot point felt a little bit demeaning and insulting, what with the very real fear he was facing. It seemed to make light a very serious topic.
I am unsure if it was the copy I received, but the formatting of the novel appeared to be off. Sentences had no spaces between them, some quotation marks and punctuation was missing, and certain sentences were structured a little oddly. If this was a formatting issue because I was using Kindle on the iPad, then it is no problem. However, this did detract from my experience with the story as a whole.
Still, it was an entertaining read, and while it is not something I would possibly reread, it has sparked an interest in the author’s other works. And I will definitely be recommending it to friends whose tastes veer in this direction.