|The Secret Life of a Dream Girl, #4|
by Tracy Deebs
Publisher: Entangled Publishing - Teen Crush
Series: Dahlia & Keegan #1
Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru #1 (affil.)
How Willa Got Her Groove Back #2 (affil.)
Crazy, Stupid Fauxmance #3 (affil.) Genre: YA Romance
Publication Date: June 27, 2016
|Description from Publisher: Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, references to drinking and drugs, and a kiss so steamy it’ll fog up your ereader.
Hiding in plain sight is harder than it looks…
Dahlia Greene—aka international pop superstar Cherry—is undercover as a normal high school student. She just wants to experience what real life is like, so when she overhears hottie Keegan Matthews nervously talking about liking a girl, she sees the perfect opportunity to live a real life and play a little matchmaker. What was not part of the plan was falling for a guy she can never tell the truth.
Keegan Matthews has been secretly crushing on Dahlia ever since she started at his school. Sure, Dahlia thinks he’s crushing on some other girl—not realizing his Dream Girl is actually her—but he figures, play along with her tips to woo someone else, let her get to know him, and then make his move. But with so many secrets in the mix, their romance is doomed from the start…
|I received a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.com for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.|
This is such a sweet story with a super hot kiss!
Keegan was everything a girl could want: honest, respectful, sensitive, smart, funny, romantic and hot. And it is fun that he is shy about how he feels about Dahlia, despite not being a shy person in most cases, causing an almost-Cyrano de Bergerac situation.
Dahlia is quirky and cute and wonderfully stubborn/confident, and so down-to-earth, despite her rockstar status. I loved how she stayed strong with her manager, and the situation with her dad.
Speaking of dads, Keegan's dad was great and I really liked the touching moments between him and Keegan. But, I have to say it, I didn't like his mom. The amount of control she felt she deserved, the pressure, the blackmail. Just downright awful.
I've only read Mariely and Connor's story in this series so far, but thought this was a really great addition! As with "Crazy, Stupid Fauxmance", the setting of Austin and all of its eccentricities is a perfect setting for this elite private art school and the characters who inhabit it.
It's also an innocent, though sexy, and very fitting and appropriate of a YA romance.