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{Book Review} WEDDINGS, CRUSHES, AND OTHER DRAMAS by Emily McKayby Emily McKay
(Website, Twitter, Goodreads)Series: Creative HeArts #6, Finn and Willa #2
Published by Entangled Teen Crush Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Dating & Relationships, Dating & Sex, Love & Romance, Marriage & Divorce, Romance, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction
Source: NetGalley
Falling in love with the best man wasn’t on the program.

Willa is happy to be the maid of honor in her dad’s upcoming wedding to uber-celeb Mia McCain. Not as happy about the best man being her soon-to-be stepbrother, the infuriating—and infuriatingly gorgeous—Finn McCain. Every time their paths cross, the attraction simmering between them grows a little harder to ignore. Willa knows all about guys like Finn—they only want what they can’t have. What’s between them isn’t real.

Finn has never felt anything more real than what’s developing between him and Willa. Sure, her dad warned him to steer clear, but it’s not just about forbidden temptation. He’s determined to prove to Willa he’s not going anywhere—and that happily-ever-after will always be worth the risk.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a wedding so crazy it’ll make you laugh, a stepbrother so hot he’ll make you swoon, and a heroine so real she’ll make you cry.

I’ve been waiting for this book since I turned the last page of How Willa Got Her Groove Back. I could not imagine a world where Finn and Willa weren’t Finn&Willa. You understand what I’m saying? I shipped it so hard. Needless to say, I had to read this book.

If you’re reading the story in order, Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas picks up a few weeks after the Christmas debacle at the end of Sloane and True’s love story. It might be because different authors write the books, but if I were Willa, I would be wondering what was up with Finn, too. He wore his heart on his sleeve so much more than Willa noticed in the other books. I wanted her to just pay attention, for crying out loud! It drove me insane waiting for something to happen between them.

Willa compared Finn to Mr. Darcy at one point, and the resemblance (especially once explained) was uncanny. I would have liked a little more between them romantically, as I felt that Willa couldn’t accept her feelings for Finn in a stubborn would-you-just-get-over-yourself kind of way. They obviously belonged together. He did some amazing things for her, and I didn’t understand how she didn’t see it. Honestly, it made Willa seem a little dense at times. I never got that vibe from her, so it disappointed me some.

Finn turned up the brooding notch quite high in this installment. I did like him better in the other book, but I understood where he was coming from. He was a guy torn in two. On one hand, he wanted to make his mom happy, no matter the cost, and on the other, he wanted to be with Willa, forgo the consequences. He had some growing to do. For all the times that Willa mentioned how mature and experienced he was he didn’t have any experience when it came to real relationships or having friends that went beyond the surface.

The ending was perfect. There was a few times where I wanted to gang up on Willa alongside Mariely and knock some sense into her, but I’m glad the Damien issue was handled—albeit prolonged. I can’t imagine Finn and Willa’s story ending any differently. I’m almost sad to see them go. This series is just so cute and sweet. It’s the perfect escape, a band of authors that have made me fall in love with everyone involved in senior seminar at NextGen. Every time I open one of these books I want to fly away to Austin and fall in love.

Finn and Willa will forever hold a special place in my heart. Pick up their story because you won’t regret it!



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About Emily McKay


Emily McKay loves to read, shop, and geek out about movies. When she’s not writing, she reads on-line gossip and bakes luscious deserts. She pretends that her weekly yoga practice balances out both of those things. She lives in central Texas with her family and her crazy pets. Though she’s never been much of a joiner, she somehow still managed to join multiple group blogs. (A pathological need to be part of any group of that wants her? Best not to analyze this too deeply). You can visit her at the Jaunty Quills, Harlequin Desire Authors, or Peanut Butter on the Keyboard. She also co-writes young adult rom-coms as Ivy Adams.

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