Published by Entangled Publishing LLC (Teen) on May 10, 2021
Series: Twin River High #1
Genres: contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Publisher
Star football player Jace Rovers has a secret. And not just any secret—a shocking secret… He writes romance. The kind with swords. And dresses. And kissing.
Nobody knows. Not the other kids at Twin River High. Not his overbearing parents. And certainly not the millions of fans who’ve read his book on the writing platform Scribbles. And that’s the way he plans to keep it.
Except suddenly one of the other football players grabs his notebook in jest and starts reading a kissing scene out loud…and Jace knows he’s busted.
But then McKenna Storm, resident goth girl who avoids the spotlight like a virus, snatches up the notebook and tells everyone she's the author. And lucky for Jace, she later agrees to continue the ruse...for a price.
Heck, he'd give her anything not to reveal his secret. But when they start to fall for each other, he knows he'll have to keep the biggest secret of all—his darkest character is based on her…
Gutter Girl is a young adult contemporary romance by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount. It is the first book in the Twin river high series and I loved it! I have read these authors together and individually and I am big fans of both of them. They are charming romances that are a ton of fun. I loved the idea behind Gutter Girl, and I think this book will be perfect for fans of YA contemporaries and fans of wattpad and fictionpress. (I used to love reading stories on fictionpress and fanfiction.net! Anyone else?)
In Gutter Girl we meet out main character, Jace who is your typically popular football player. Except, he has a secret. A secret that I freakin’ loved…he writes romance books on an online website called scribbles, which is kind of like wattpad. I love Jace so much because how can you not love a romance/fantasy writing football player?? He is so adorable. When another football player finds Jace’s writing notebook, another student named McKenna steps up and claims it’s hers. And so starts our blackmail. I really enjoyed the back and forth between McKenna and Jace. I found them to be such realistic teenagers. Both of them are so concerned with how others perceive them, and it showed even in their interactions with each other. But I loved every awkward moment of them.
I loved the plot and the characters in Gutter Girl. I want to applaud Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount for not only writing hilarious dialogue with super realistic characters, but for also giving the male lead an interesting passion. I loved seeing a teenage male romantic fantasy writer. Gutter Girl is an original premise with wonderful character development, a cute romance and fantastic writing. This book was a complete hit for me. I can’t wait to see even more from this great author duo!