Friday, July 8, 2016

Review #12 "The Secret Life of a Dream Girl" by Tracy Deebs

The Secret Life of a Dream Girl
by Tracy Deebs
(Creative HeArts #4) (Dahlia and Keegan, #1)
Genre: Contemporary YA
Release Date: June 27, 2016
Source: author in exchange for review

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, references to drinking and drugs, and a kiss so steamy it’ll fog up your eReader. 
Hiding in plain sight is harder than it looks…

Dahlia Greene—aka international pop superstar Cherry—is undercover as a normal high school student. She just wants to experience what real life is like, so when she overhears hottie Keegan Matthews nervously talking about liking a girl, she sees the perfect opportunity to live a real life and play a little matchmaker. What was not part of the plan was falling for a guy she can never tell the truth.

Keegan Matthews has been secretly crushing on Dahlia ever since she started at his school. Sure, Dahlia thinks he’s crushing on some other girl—not realizing his Dream Girl is actually her—but he figures, play along with her tips to woo someone else, let her get to know him, and then make his move. But with so many secrets in the mix, their romance is doomed from the start…

How Many Stars? 4.5

My Scribbles: I signed up for this tour because this sounded like a novelized version of something you would see on Hannah Montana. It sounded like a fun read. A girl, hiding from her pop star life, meets a boy who is head over heels for her. The only thing I wasn't too sure about was high school kids talking about sex. It's common these days but it made the book a little less YA than I would have liked. I loved watching Dahlia and Keegan's relationship grow and thought the emoji texts were cute. It was a very entertaining read and toward the end, I found myself unable to put it down. I also really enjoyed the change in viewpoints each chapter. I like reading books from both characters' points of view. So added plus! All in all, highly recommended, as long as you understand (and there's even a disclaimer in the synopsis) that it's a little more adult than the general YA. I really enjoyed this great romance :)


About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Tracy Deebs collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where — and sometimes who — she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story — something with a rainbow and a prince — and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes young adult novels that run the gamut from dark mermaids to cyberArmegeddon stories and sexy contemporaries to superheroes.