on April 18, 2016
Series: Creative HeArts #3
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Also in this series: How Willa Got Her Groove Back, Weddings, Crushes, and other Dramas
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a kickass heroine, a boy so hot he’ll make you shiver, and a falling-in-love story fit for the big screen. You’ll want to settle in and have the popcorn ready.
After Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler both break up with their significant others at the same party, Mariely sees a way to get even with both of their exes. Everyone knows that the best way to get over a breakup is a hookup—a fake hookup, that is. Three weeks, all fun, no strings, and definitely no heartbreak at the end.
But somewhere between the sweet hand-holding and melt-your-mind kisses, their fake relationship starts to feel less like an act and more like the real thing...but Mariely’s a free-spirited girl from the other side of the tracks, and Cabot’s the hot trust-fund guy from the Hills.
They’d never work for real...
Mariely and Cabot Book 1 of 3 Mariely and Cabot Book 2 coming Winter 2017
Crazy Stupid Fauxmance is the third book in the Creative HeArts series, and the first book in the Mariely and Cabot trilogy by Shelleeroberts. I have still not read the first book in the series, which is the first book in the Sloane and Tru series, but I have read book 2- How Willa Got Her Groove Back, which was the first book in the Willa and Finn trilogy and I have to say, I freakin love the way this series is done. Let me try and break it down for you, because it can be kind of confusing. The Creative HeArts series is all set at the same performing arts high school in Texas. There will be 9 books in the series, and it will center around 3 different couples. Each of the couples will get their own trilogy, and each trilogy is written by a different author. But the books in the overall Creative HeArts series will rotate through each one of the three couples, so no two sequential books will be about the same two main characters.
Crazy Stupid Fauxmance is the third book in the series, meaning that we have cycled through each one of the main couples. Meaning book 4, will cycle back around to Sloane and Tru with the second book in their trilogy. Then Willa and Finn will be up again and finally Mariely and Cabot. Get it? I promise it is less confusing once you start reading the books. I really love that they are all set in the same universe and I love that none of their stories are neatly wrapped up at the end of book one. I loved Willa and Finn’s story, and was happy to see them pop up throughout Crazy Stupid Fauxmance. I am loving even more the budding bromance between Cabot and Finn. (Maybe because they are my two favorite characters in the series.)
You all know I am sucker for a fake romance story and Mariely and Cabot are so darn cute together that I really enjoyed their tale. I still think Willa and Finn are my favorite overall, but it is a close call for sure. The books are all told in dual narrative and I love the nods that the authors throw to each other’s romances. I didn’t see too much Sloane or Tru in this book, which was ok with me because I haven’t read their story yet. (but it is next up for me.) You can read the trilogies on their own, but I think this is such a unique concept for a series that it would be best to read them all in their intended order. I love the blending of different authors all playing in the same book world. It gives the readers a chance to really get to know the characters and the universe.
Bottom line: Crazy Stupid Fauxmance is a great book for lovers of the fake romance trope. And if you have not checked out the Creative HeArts series yet, I think you should. Fans of young adult contemporaries will really dig its unique concept and structure. I have been really loving it, and I hope to see more series like it in the future.
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