Review: The Secret Life of a Dream Girl by Tracy Deebs

Posted July 7, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Secret Life of a Dream Girl by Tracy Deebs

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Secret Life of a Dream Girl by Tracy DeebsThe Secret Life of a Dream Girl by Tracy Deebs
Series: Creative HeArts
on June 27th 2016
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Also in this series: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru, How Willa Got Her Groove Back
Also by this author: Tempest Rising, Tempest Unleashed

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…
Dahlia and Keegan, Book 1 of 3Dahlia and Keegan Book 2 coming March 2017

Review

The Secret Life of a Dream Girl is a quick read, and a lot of fun. I adored Dahlia and Keegan.  And we get a few glimpses into what else is going on NexGen Academy.
 
I love how connected this series is.  While each book is about certain characters, you see what is going on with everyone else. We saw small bits and pieces of Dahlia and Keegan in previous books, but I was happy to get a book about just them.  They both have issues going on.  Dahlia is trying to figure out who she is while Keegan is trying deal with things going on at home.  But the way there are together is amazing, and how I remember it was when I had a crush in high school.
 
I also liked the premise.  I mean have you ever helped someone attract a person they liked, except you have a crush on them? I know I have, luckily after many years, I married that crush.  But I’m getting off topic.  I loved how easy it is for them to talk to each other, even though Dahlia has this huge secret.  And there’s this scene at the end where things kind of click together, and it was a complete swoon-worthy moment.  And there’s a kiss… an amazing, foot-popping kiss.
 
But let’s just say this book had me feeling all those first time feelings when I was a teen.  I loved it. The characters are easy to relate to, and you just want to cheer for them to get their HEA. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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About Tracy Deebs

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.

 

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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