Anything to Have YouNatalie and Brooke are best friends. They may not have the same outlook on life or have very much in common, but they've got each other's backs. Then Natalie wakes up at a party in bed next to Aiden.... Brooke's boyfriend.
Natalie doesn't know what happened... only that something did. Will Aiden and Natalie face the truth of that night, or will things continue as they've always been? And can a friendship survive a possible betrayal?
This is usually the type of book I would like, but *sigh* I just couldn't. It's about Natalie and Brooke, best friends who are complete opposites. Natalie is the goody-goody perfect one and Brooke has to be the stereotypical mean girl. And it was just too much.
So, Natalie gets drunk one night and wakes up next to Brooke's perfect boyfriend, Aiden. The last thing Natalie remembers is making out with Eric... so she chooses to assume that she's slept with Eric and then crawled in bed with Aiden during her blackout state. No, no one will talk about what happened or ask any questions-- we will just all assume.
The thing about Natalie is, she just won't shut up in her own head. She has to tell you every little observation and every hesitation. I liked her at times, but then she would ruin it by over-sharing. Then there was Aiden who so obviously loved her and she's just too dumb to notice. I really can't stand to read books where characters are completely oblivious to people's super obvious feelings. UGHH it's fustrating.
Then after all that, there's a twist. Which anyone with a brain would see coming a mile away. There were hints dropped and they were HUGE. Honestly it would have just been better for the author to tell the secret right off the bat rather than thinking she was clever dropping the biggest clues she could possibly drop.
After that I was just insanely bored. Everything plays out how a million other books play out. No surprises, no nothing. I don't want to be mean, but this book did nothing for me. And I wanted it to.
OVERALL: Pass on this one. It's not particularly well written and there's a ton of telling, telling, telling. There is a big twist, but Captain Obvious comes along and pretty much spells it out what it's going to be well before it's revealed. I was bored and annoyed through much of the book and wouldn't recommend it.
How I got this book: Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for allowing me to read and honestly review this book.
Date Published: 1/28/2014Add it to your To-Read List!! (or not)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
This Book Contains:
- Mean Girls
- Drinking, Sex, Drugs
- Snow & Sled riding
- Pennsylvania setting
- A school project
- Sexual tension
- A bad boy