Published by Entangled, Crush on ZFebruary 13, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Nik Gustafsson has a secret: He's not really Nik Gustafsson.
He's not a spy. He's not crazy.
He's just the son and heir to one of the most important families in Europe--one where duty always comes first. And his posh, too-public life is suffocating him. So when he gets the chance to attend boarding school in America, pretending to be an average exchange student is too big of a temptation to pass up.
Then he literally runs into Amber on campus. And she hates him at first sight.
It's kind of exhilarating to be hated for who he is, not for his family name or his wealth. Maybe if he turns up the charm and turns down the aloof mask he habitually wears, he can win her over. Even though a bad past experience has made her swear off dating this year.
But the more he gets to know her, the more uncomfortable he is keeping things from her. Because Nik Gustafsson has a secret. And it's a big one.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a hot boy who's the strong and silent type, a studious girl who refuses to believe in fairy-tale romance, and one epic secret that could be disastrous if it comes to light.
There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz is a young adult contemporary romance. It’s about an undercover prince and I have had such great success with the Entangled crush line that I so wanted to love this one. I really really did. But it just didn’t work for me. I’m not really sure why. Sara Hantz did a fine job with the writing, and I wouldn’t be opposed to reading another one of her books, but this plot wasn’t for me. And that is ok. If you think you would love a book about a mysterious guy who is really a prince, you should check out some of the reviews I have linked below. Lot’s of people really enjoyed this book.
There’s Something about Nik is the story of Nik and Amber. Nik comes to an american boarding school and he is so clearly hiding a secret. And honestly, I liked Nik for the most part. I hated how everyone treated him. I mean they were all huge jerks and brats. Making fun of him for his accent, etc. I just couldn’t stand the whole lot of students at the school to be honest. Which made it hard for me to get into the story. And the romance just felt off to me. It fell flat.
The whole story was ok, but if I am being totally honest with myself, I had to force my way through it. And that is never a good sign with the book. I think it was just a bit too immature for my tastes, and I couldn’t really connect with the characters, which is normally a kiss of death for me. But if you are looking for a surface level quick, cute read, this one just might hit the spot. Just because There’s Something About Nik didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean you won’t love it. Check out these reviews from people who loved the book and see if it is something you might enjoy.
These ladies loved There’s Something About Nik
A Leisure Moment gave it 4 stars
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions) gave it 4 stars
Throne of Readers gave it 4 stars
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Julie @ Happily Ever Chapter
Sorry to hear that you didn’t end up enjoying this one. If I can’t connect with any of the characters that is usually a really bad thing for me too. I hope you enjoy your next read more!
I was hopeful for this one, but we can’t love them all!
Thanks for sharing your review 🙂
I wanted to read this as it sounded reminiscent of The Prince & Me and various other Hallmark movies, which I love (don’t judge me!). But, with any story that is familiar, the author has to create some awesome characters to make me love it.