Review: Falling for the Girl Next Door by Tera Lynn Childs

Posted November 14, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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Review: Falling for the Girl Next Door by Tera Lynn ChildsFalling for the Girl Next Door by Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Creative HeArts
on November 14th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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: Powerless, Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru

Sloane Whitaker never expected to like living in Texas, but after a few months in the Lone Star State, she has to admit she likes the food, the school, and the boy next door. What she doesn’t like is the fact that half her family is still back in New York. Convincing her dad to relocate to Texas requires making their upcoming visit as perfect as possible. The perfect dinner, the perfect daughter…with the perfect boyfriend.
But when her not-so-perfect boyfriend Tru Dorsey is suddenly not-so-available, Sloane has to find another dad-impressing guy to show off at dinner. Tru himself suggests enlisting the help of a fake boyfriend, but the reality of another guy with Sloane on his arm might be more than Tru can manage. Add in a mysterious blackmailer and a divided family, and Sloane and Tru’s relationship might not be able to handle the heat.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bad boy next door, the good girl who snags his heart, and one epically disastrous ruse-gone-wrong. Join the fun at your own risk.


It’s no secret that I love the Creative HeArts series.  There’s only one more book after this one, and I’m sad to see it come to an end.  But Tru and Sloane don’t let us down.

I loved that both Tru and Sloane are dealing with their own problems. I just wish that they’d realize that fighting battles together is ALWAYS better than fighting them alone.

Sloane has a lot going on. She has someone blackmailing her about her web comic. Then she is trying to figure out how to get her brother and dad to stay in Austin. She feels like the person that drove the wedge between her family, but there may be more going on than she realized.

Tru has finally come to grips with the fact that he has a problem.  He wants to be worthy of Sloane, and thinks pushing her away until he’s who he wants to be is a good idea. But maybe a little outside help will allow him to see that maybe pushing her away is a stupid decision.

I love these two so much. They work so great together, and even though they are “on a break” their friendship is still there. (Even when it’s awkward.)

We also get to see some of our other favorite characters in this series, and I can’t wait for Finn and Willa’s book!

About Tera Lynn Childs

Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning author of the mythology-based Oh.My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp, the mermaid tales Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever and Just For Fins, and a kick-butt trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa that includes Sweet Venom, Sweet Shadows, and Sweet Legacy. She has published two e-novellas, Goddess In Time and Pretty In Pearls, and self-published her City Chicks sweet chick lit series. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

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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