“Falling for the Girl Next Door” is the fifth book in the Creative HeArts series and the second book in the Sloane and Tru Arc. In the first book arc, Sloane moved to Texas from the big NYC after an “incident” and while living there she fell for the bad boy next door. This book picks up right after that with Sloane finally enjoying Austin and her new relationship until drama and problems start arising in her life.
I haven’t read any books in the Creative HeArts series, but this book can still be enjoyed without reading any of the prior books or even the first book in the Sloane and Tru Arc.
I can honestly say that I did enjoy reading this. It was a quick read, but very fun. It had family drama, blackmail and very cute sweet moments. I really liked it!
One of my favorite things about this story was that the characters were relatable. Even with them being teenagers and me being in my early twenties, I could still totally relate to Sloane and her issues and Tru too. I felt that both Sloane and Tru were very well-developed and interesting.
The only bad things I could say about the book was that Sloane was a bit annoying at times with her outlook on things and certain parts of the book was a bit predictable, but nonetheless it was still an enjoyable read. I would definitely pick up the next installment in the Sloane and Tru Arc.
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.
The Creative HeArts series is best enjoyed in order
Book #1 - Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru
Book#2 - How Willa Got Her Groove Back
Book #3 - Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance
Book #4 - The Secret Life of A Dream
Book #5 - Falling for the Girl Next Door