Haley Howell has had a hopeless crush on her brother’s best friend, Jake Lexington, for as long as she can remember. Too bad to him, she’ll forever be off-limits. But with senior year and acceptance to a college outside their tiny southern town of Culler, South Carolina, comes new confidence. Haley’s ready to get Jake to notice her—whatever it takes.
No one in Culler notices the real Jake anymore—to them, he’s nothing more than the star football player or the kid with the family tragedy. When one mistake lands him in community service, he’s shocked to find his best friend’s little sister there, too, looking cute as hell and threatening all his no-friends-with-benefits rules. But Jake isn’t ready to take a chance, no matter how crafty Haley’s willing to get to prove him otherwise…
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains underage drinking, language, and a drool-worthy football player who puts Tim Riggins to shame. It will make you cry, sigh, and yearn for your own Friday Night Lights.
Each book in the Southern Charmed series is STANDALONE:
* The Sweetheart Sham
* The Crush Collision
Two words perfectly describe Jake: hot mess. He parties too much, he drinks too much, he gets into trouble. Cue community service with his best friend's sister. Haley couldn't be more opposite from Jake. She's the quintessential good girl. But the more time they spend together, the more they realize that there is more to them than meets the eye (cue closing monologue from The Breakfast Club).
This was my first book by this author and it definitely won't be the last. I loved the connection, the angst, the story. There was so much packed into this story. I'm definitely adding the first book from this series to my TBR!!
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*