Publisher: Entangled Teen
Synopsis via Goodreads:
The Good Girl Vs. The Player
Round one begins...
Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she's ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don't ask her about the secret job of "fixing" the bad habits of a certain high school player...
Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She's all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer...
Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry. A lot of it.
But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret...
I want to thank Entangled Crush for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.
I've definitely been on an Entangled Crush kick lately. All the books they are putting out under this imprint have drawn me in and made me happy. So I"m not surprised this one did the same!
Trina and Slade are from different sides of the social scale. So when they get thrown together, it's no surprise there are some clashes. They are to be expected. But there are also tons of learning experiences for both, and that's what makes this story so much fun.
Trina is the nerd who is organized to a fault. She also has a tendency to think her way is always the right way. And she has past experiences that make her very cautious of others and of what she does. She doesn't trust easily, and she doesn't let others into her world.
Enter Slade, a total opposite to Trina. He's laid back and let's things fly. He's also known as a player. Not wanting to open his heart to anyone for fear of getting hurt, he keeps his distance and refuses to get into any kind of relationship. He's also a take the bull by the horns kind of guy, flying by the seat of his pants and letting things land where they may.
You can imagine when these have to work together there might be some tension. Being a nanny team for two small kids isn't easy. Trina has her binder, full of ideas that will keep the kids busy with learning experiences for the summer. Slade, on the other hand, wants to plan fun activities, and scoffs at Trina's idea of being so organized. Yet, the two begin to compliment each other as the book progresses. And, believe it or not, they learn from each other: Slade to be a bit more cognizant of his ideas and Trina to be a bit more relaxed.
Of course this wouldn't be a teen romance without some angst and a bit of misunderstanding. But in the end, it's all worth it.
If you enjoy fun teen romances with interesting learning experiences and swoon worthy kissing, then this is the book for you!Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off her eyebrows and penciling them in for an entire school year. This and other painful memories inspire her to write books in which girls big on wit and heart earn happy endings with swoony guys...eventually.
Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.