{Book Review} Falling For the Wrong Guy by Sara Huntz

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{Book Review} Falling For the Wrong Guy by Sara HuntzFalling for the Wrong Guy on October 12, 2015
Format: eARC
Amazon four-stars
She had no right to want him. And no way to resist...

Ruby Davis has a crush on her brother's best friend. At least, he was his bestie until the big betrayal. Now Drew is off limits to everyone, especially Ruby. She can't stand the way people treat him, or the way he feels about himself. It isn't right. And those deep green eyes are calling to her.

Drew is scarred and damaged, and he has no business even looking at Ruby. But he can't help himself. She's beautiful, but he does his best to stay away. When they are assigned a school project, they become reluctant friends - even though they want so much more.

She's torn between her feelings for Drew and loyalty to her brother. There's no way they can ever be together...but love just might find a way

Mia Davis can’t help the crush that she has for her brother’s, Blake, best friend. Only, Drew isn’t her brother’s best friend anymore, since the fire that killed Blake’s ex-girlfriend and Drew was with her. When they’re thrust together for a science project, the attraction between the two of them can’t be denied. Drew’s scars make him think that he doesn’t deserve happiness, and he wants to keep their relationship a secret to spare those that he’s hurt. Both of them are torn between the loyalties—Mia to her brother, Drew to his pain—that stand between them. Love is willing to find a way, but are they?

I’m not sure why the synopsis of the book says that the main character’s name is Ruby, but the story I read was about Mia. I hope that the author changed her name to Mia, because I kind of like Mia and Drew more than Ruby and Drew. Either way, they had an interesting love story from the beginning. Mia had always had a crush on Drew, but when it was off limits she tried to convince herself that her feelings weren’t logical. Like any forbidden love, it found a way to persevere, and they slowly found their way to each other. But I didn’t have to wait the entire story for them to admit their feelings for one another. This story was about them overcoming impervious obstacles.

Mia had lived her entire life around scars. Her father bore the same type of injuries as Drew and lived in a state of depression. She couldn’t imagine what they had gone through, but she did see the marks that they left on others because of their actions. She was a strong lead and didn’t let her heart win, if she knew it would only betray her. By the end, she knew where she stood and didn’t want to negate her self-worth to be with the guy she loved, if he wasn’t willing to let them be happy in front of the whole world.

I had mixed emotions about Drew. Although, Hantz did an interesting job of looking at survivor’s guilt and projecting that through Drew. It was easy to understand why he did what he did, but I still wanted to shake some sense into him. However, I wouldn’t have wanted the Drew that he was before—the one that betrayed his best friend. The new Drew, the broken one, might have had some growing and forgiving to do, but he still had certain traits that made me like him.

Falling For the Wrong Guy is a realistic love story. Drew and Mia have an interesting journey, learning how the first step to loving someone is forgiving and accepting them for all of their scars.

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