Hello and welcome to my blog tour stop for
WINGING IT by Cate Cameron!
Today I have a review of the book for you, which I really enjoyed! So let's learn more about the book...
Author: Cate Cameron
Series: Corrigan Falls Raiders #3
Source: eARC via the Publisher
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
Publication Date: May 16, 2016
Rating: 4/5 stars
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, ice-melting kisses, and a swoon-worthy hero. This fake relationship romance will have you wishing for a hockey player of your own…
Natalie West and Toby Cooper were best friends growing up, on and off the ice. But when Toby’s hockey career took off, their friendship was left behind. Now Natalie has a crazy plan to land her crush—Toby’s biggest rival—and she needs Toby’s help to pull it off.
When Nat asks Toby to be her fake boyfriend, he can’t say no. Not when it means getting his best friend back. But Natalie is all grown up now, and spending time with her—even when it’s just playing hockey together—stirs up a lot of feelings, old and new. Suddenly pretending to be interested in her isn’t hard at all…if only she wanted him and not his enemy.
Hockey tore them apart. Can it put them back together?
I really enjoyed this one: there were so many good things! I loved that there was a lot of talk of empowerment and saying "no" when you weren't comfortable. I also liked that Nat had a goal she wanted to reach and had Toby help her. I also liked that Nat didn't want to be a part of something just for the sake of being a part of it. I really liked the overall idea and premise and thought the writing and execution really worked well for me.
But I am so not a fan of stories where there is a "love triangle" and one guy is Evil and one guy is Good because it just doesn't work for me. I don't like that the choice becomes so obvious because one guy treats everyone else like shit. And sure, Scott owned up to it in this one, but I knew there was NO WAY Nat was going to choose him because Toby was a Knight in Shining Armor. Or I guess hockey gear. I think I am more of a fan of fake relationships when it is about saving face rather than being in a relationship with someone else and making them jealous because those books always end up making one character into someone that no one likes and the other into a God.
But I still really enjoyed this one. It was a good set up and I really liked that it wasn't your classic take on a fake relationship. I also really liked that there weren't shenanigans, really. It was just two people learning how to be themselves and be in a relationship and deciding how to handle that.
Cate Cameron grew up in the city but moved to the country in her mid-twenties and isn’t looking back. Most of her writing deals with people living and loving in small towns or right out in the sticks—when there aren’t entertainment options on every corner, other people get a lot more interesting!
She likes to write stories about real people struggling with real issues. YA, NA, or contemporary romance, her books are connected by their emphasis on subtle humor and characters who are trying to do the right thing, even when it would be a lot easier to do something wrong.
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