{Book Review} FALLING FOR THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Tera Lynn Childs

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{Book Review} FALLING FOR THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Tera Lynn ChildsFalling for the Girl Next Door by Tera Lynn Childs
(Website, Blog, Twitter, Goodreads)Series: Creative HeArts #5, Tru and Sloane #2
Published by Entangled Teen Crush Format: eARC
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.

I love this series. The Creative HeArts series is a must-read for any lovers of romance or lovers of art. After starting this series, I want—no, need to go to Austin, Texas. Anyway, the sad truth is that Tru Dorsey and Sloane Whittaker wouldn’t be there.

Tru Dorsey…what a guy. At the close of book one in their story, Tru had fallen victim to the bottle. He had to face his addiction, and some of his decisions caused tension between the happy couple. He had a lot of things to learn about himself, and Childs did a wonderful job of stretching out his growth. I enjoyed reading as he became the Tru that Sloane already knew him to be.

Sloane changed a lot from the girl bitter over her unprecedented moved from the Big Apple to Austin. I liked her a lot more in this book. I liked her in book one, but she had a huge chip on her shoulder. Now, she had fallen in love with Austin and wanted to convince the rest of her family to give it a shot, too. Her brother made more of an appearance, and I loved their relationship. It showed a more vulnerable side of Sloane that had always been just beneath the surface.

I am itching for Willa and Finn’s next installment in the series. Their romance reached a new level in the background of Falling for the Girl Next Door, and if they don’t end up together, I might scream.

This series is the perfect escape. Whether you start with Tru and Sloane, Willa and Finn, Mariely and Cabot, or Dahlia and Keegan—wow, that’s a lot of options—you can do no wrong.

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About Tera Lynn Childs

Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning and bestselling author of teen fiction about a mythological high school, mermaid princesses, monster-hunting triplet descendants of Medusa, and dark fae princes.

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