Some love stories begin in all the wrong ways.
Always comfortable being one of the guys, Macy Anderson is laser focused on only three things: studies, soccer, and a scholarship. Romance is the last thing on Macy’s mind, until Cedric Cahill ― the one boy she’s ever crushed on ― asks her out on a date.
Handsome and charismatic, Cedric’s everything Macy has ever wanted in a boyfriend. There’s just one problem: Cedric’s cousin Sam. Brazen and unapologetic with a bad-boy reputation to match, Sam has an annoying way of constantly showing up in Macy’s life. Something crackles beneath their “just friends” relationship, and soon Macy’s thinking about him in all the ways she shouldn’t ― pushing things too far when she’s around him.
As the tension between them escalates, Macy needs to decide if it’s worth risking both a friendship and a relationship to find out where her heart’s loyalties truly lie. Especially when the truth behind Sam’s bad-boy demeanor changes everything between them forever.
Title: The Badboy and the Tom Boy
Author: Nicole Nwosu
Publication Date: October 20, 2020
Publisher: Wattpad Books
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
This was just another okay read for me. There were some good parts that made me smile or laugh, but there were also many parts that were just bleh.
One positive was the characters in the book. We meet a lot of them right off the bat. Luckily, the author seems to introduce them all pretty well so it’s a little easier to keep up with them as the book moves on. I liked learning about the friend group and seeing them progress as the book moved forward.
I do think some of the relationships between characters could have been improved. Unfortunately, I think one of those relationships includes that between the main character Macy and her love interest. They had some cute moments together, but I was really missing that emotional connection to tie them together. Maybe it was the fact that they were both a little wishy-washy with each other which didn’t allow for more of a connection.
Overall, I don’t think I”d recommend this book because it wasn’t a stand-out novel for me. While there were some good moments, this is not going to be a very memorable book for me.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I found the love triangle in this one so messy, but have to give the author credit for how she lessened the blow. I liked quite a few things about this book, but felt like it needed a bit of editing. I will give extra points for a great ending too.
The Book View says
I totally agree. It was the small parts of the romance that made me think this book had some potential (and the ending), I just wish the writing could have been a little better throughout.