Review - Any Boy But You by Julie Hammerle

by - Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Any Boy But You (North Pole, Minnesota #1)
Author name: Julie Hammerle 
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult 
Expected Publication: February 13th, 2017
Publisher: Entangled, Crush 

Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game.

The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.

When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a free copy of this book provided by Entangled Teen and the author. Thank you so much for the reviewing opportunity! 

A modern tale of Romeo and Juliet.

I haven't read a cute, clean YA romance in a while and I just couldn't pass up on the blurb, so this book seemed like the perfect read at that time. Besides Entangled Teen never fail to surprise me with their array of books and Any Boy But You was no exception. 

It takes some warming up to the story but I find myself driven to uncover the mystery behind the family feud and also to find out how Oliver and Elena relationship would turn out. I personally appreciated the fact that Oliver is not your typical athletic kind of character that seemed to populate most romantic novels these days, instead, he is an introverted character who seeks solace from his computer. I have to say, Oliver's lack of social confidence is refreshing for a male lead! 

Although at some parts the story seemed a bit too rushed, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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