Blog Tour – Book Review: Daring The Bad Boy by Monica Murphy

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Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: 22nd August 2016
What They Say:

Truth or Dare was never this much fun…
Annie McFarland is sick of being a shy nobody. A session at summer camp seems like the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself—gain some confidence, kiss a boy, be whoever she wants to be. A few days in, she’s already set her sights on über-hottie Kyle. Too bad her fear of water keeps her away from the lake, where Kyle is always hanging out.
Jacob Fazio is at Camp Pine Ridge after one too many screw-ups. Junior counseling seems like punishment enough, but the rigid no-fraternizing-with-campers rules harsh his chill. When a night of Truth or Dare gets him roped into teaching Annie how to swim, she begs him to also teach her how to snag Kyle.
Late-night swim sessions turn into late-night kissing sessions…but there’s more on the line than just their hearts. If they get caught, Jake’s headed straight to juvie, but Annie’s more than ready to dare him to reveal the truth.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to drinking, sexual situations, adult language, and an intense bad boy hero who will melt your heart.

My Review

Daring The Bad Boy was such a sweet little read! It’s the kind of book you don’t always have a lot to say about, but it makes you incredibly happy when you’re reading it, if that makes sense. I absolutely loved the camp setting – the idea of going to camp for summer sounds so, so appealing (although in the UK that’s not a thing, it seems) – spending days swimming, sunbathing, doing activities. Sigh. It’s like perfect.

I really liked Annie, she’s a lovely character, full of pep and I liked that being away at camp was an opportunity for her to burst out of her shell like a butterfly, to act a bit different to how she usually acts. Jacob, on the other hand, was harder to like, because he comes across as pretty shallow in the beginning. Shallow, mad at the world, just wanting to pick up chicks, ugh. And I know, I know, that’s what boys are like, but he just needed to chill a little. The chance to be away from some horrible friends for the summer, at a camp? Not exactly prison, is it?!?! But I did come to like him, especially the way Annie teased him and dared him to do things, which surprised him and her.

Daring The Bad Boy is a cute, contemporary summer read. The kind of summer read you can fully immerse yourself in, and wish you could physically take part in. I really like Monica Murphy’s writing, she’s super talented and I can’t wait to read more from her!

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  1. Cait @ Paper Fury
    September 1, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Ooh, sounds fluffy and fun! 🙂 I do enjoy the odd book like this, hehe, but I’m not so fond of the shy-girl-must-learn-not-to-be-shy trope. That’s just me though.😂 Still! I’ll have to keep my eye out for this one!

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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