Nina Barnes thinks Valentine’s Day should be optional. That way single people like her wouldn’t be subjected to kissy Cupids all over the place. That is, until her mom moves them next door to the brooding hottie of Greenbrier High, West Smith. He’s funny, looks amazing in a black leather jacket, and he’s fluent in Harry Potter, but she’s not sure he’s boyfriend material.
West isn’t sure what to make of Nina. She’s cute and loves to read as much as he does, but she seems to need to debate everything and she has a pathological insistence on telling the truth. And West doesn’t exactly know how to handle that, since his entire life is a carefully constructed secret. Dating the girl next door could be a ton of fun, but only if Nina never finds out the truth about his home life. It’s one secret that could bring them together or rip them apart.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is not for anyone who has to get in the last word, but it is for all book nerds, especially those who live next door to so called unapproachable gorgeous guys. There’s no debating the chemistry.
Each book in the Dating Dilemmas series is STANDALONE:
* The Dating Debate
* 99% Faking It
Sweet and Heartwarming
Harry Potter is my favorite series of all time so any book that showcases characters that can quote the books in any situation and showing love for all things HP loud and proud is a win in my book.
Nina and West are next door neighbors who have never really been much of friends but circumstances throw them together more often than not and their friendship grows. West has a lot of secrets and tends to not socialize much with anyone other than his cousins. Nina has baggage of her own that lead her family to being neighbors with the Smith family.
I loved how Nina debated everything. She keeps everyone around her on her toes but I also loved that her mom called her out on arguing things that didn't need to be argued. My favorite part of this story was how Nina's and West's 'baggage' was dealt with. For such young people, they are handling heavy stuff but none of it was trivialized or brushed under the rug. This book is sweet and heartwarming and I can't wait to see what's up next in this series.
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*