Published by Entangled: Crush on February 13, 2017
Series: North Pole Minnesota #1
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Also in this series: Artificial Sweethearts
Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game.
The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.
When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.
Any Boy but You is the first book in the young adult contemporary romance series, called North Pole Minnesota by Julie Hammerle. I have Julie’s other book, the Sound of Us sitting on my TBR pile, but after having read Any Boy But You, I need to bump it up the pile. Because Any Boy But You was super cute. I loved the concept behind it.
Elena and Oliver start texting anonymously through a popular app game, but little do they know they are from rival sporting goods families. I cracked up when I saw the concept behind the story. Like a modern day Romeo and Juliet, but for the texting and app generation. It was super cute. I totally dug the fun and flirty writing style, and I adored the characters. The book is set up in my favorite narration style as well…dual narrative with both Elena and Oliver’s points of view.
The writing in Any Boy But You is great. It is quipy, with plenty of pop culture references and it just makes you happy. This is a feel good read if there ever was one. It put a smile on my face. It is a bit predictable, but in the way I wanted it to be. I easily finished Any By But you in one sitting, and I was grinning from ear to ear by the time I was done.
Bottom line: If you are looking for a light read full of great characters, fluffy fun and a good ole family rivalry, Any Boy but you by Julie Hammerle is the book for you. This is a quick, feel good read that is super fun. I can’t wait to travel back to the land of North Pole, Minnesota for the next book in this fun series.Any Boy But You by @JulieHammerle is a super cute read! @EntangledTeen Check out @BookBriefs #Review & #Giveaway Click To Tweet
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This sounds like a cute, fluffy romance, and very much a whimsical take on the Romeo and Juliet story. Thanks for sharing!
A light-hearted modern retelling of a classic love story. Thanks you for this review as now I MUST add Any Boy But You to my must read list!
I love romances, and I am a fan of the online friends to IRL friends situation. Sounds adorbs, and did I see you mention pop culture? =)
This book sounds perfect to break up a long string of more serious reads. Maybe I’ll bring this one to the pool this summer and enjoy a lighter, fun book. Great review!
Colleen (CM McCoy)
This looks fun! Thanks for the review and giveaway!
I love “You’ve Got Mail” type stories! Looks like a cute read, great review!
I’m excited because I love the cover and plot!
Sounds like a fun story line. You give the best reviews.
This sounds like a YA book I’ll enjoy. Thanks for sharing your review 🙂