Published by Entangled Crush on August 22nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook, Paperback
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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.
Daring the Bad Boy by Monica Murphy is a sweet and enjoyable young adult novel about love and finding the other person who makes you want to take a leap.
The story is about shy girl, Annie McFarland who goes to Camp Pine Ridge in the hope of changing herself, not being so shy, and perhaps even being so bold to kiss a boy. Early in camp she sets her sights on the hot Kyle, but a near drowning at the lake leads her in another direction and to a bad boy, Jacob Fazio instead.
Jacob Fazio is assigned as a junior camp counselor at Camp Pine Ridge as his community service after getting in trouble one too many times in order to stay out of juvie. Not expecting anything other than completing his service to make his dad and the judge happy, Jacob is in for a surprise in the form of Annie McFarland. After saving her from nearly drowning and then through a dare where he is dared to teach her to swim, what begins as simple swim lessons soon turns to so much more.
Daring the Bad Boy is a fun and quick romance with characters that just made you want to see them get a happy ending. Jacob’s backstory definitely pulls at your heartstrings, and the way he is with Annie is so sweet! My favorite scene involves a paper fortune teller and a paper airplane. You need to read to find out more. I also loved Annie and how she overcomes her fears.
Overall, a great story by Ms. Murphy. I very much recommend and can’t wait to read more from her.
(I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review)