Jayden Valdez is an overachieving intellectual. Mike McGinnes is Franklin High School’s dumbest jock. Even though they barely know each other, she finds his personality repulsive and he thinks she’s got a giant stick up her you know what.
Mike and Jayden are surprised and annoyed when their teacher pairs them together for Spanish tutoring. Both feel it’s a complete waste of time, since nobody could learn from a person who bugs the crap out of them. Not to mention that their reputations might be ruined if people realize what they’re doing.
But it doesn’t take long for Jayden to discover that Mike has a secret—he isn’t the person he appears to be. Much to her dismay, Jayden finds 'Secret Mike' strangely attractive. And for some crazy reason, Mike is amused by Jayden’s clever insults and witty banter. Suddenly, they have a much bigger problem than their mutual disdain. What started as irritating tension is beginning to feel more like romantic tension and acting on it would be a very bad idea.
I think this book may be my favorite of the whole Perfect series. Why? I'm not sure exactly. I just really like the push and pull between Jayden and Mike. The whole misjudging thing in the beginning, the tension, the building friendship. . . It was all so fun! I loved the dual perspectives in this one and how it really helped me make those deeper personal connections with both characters.
This is definitely a YA book, on the younger side of that spectrum. The characters are in high school, they act like typical high school students and it all felt very true to age and perspective. I wish I would have had a Mike to tutor me when I took Spanish in high school. Heaven knows I needed it!
I smiled a lot reading this book. I read through it quickly and enjoyed it for the most part. I would recommend taking a look at the content warning before reading or handing this book to your young teenager.
Content Description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion novels. While part of a series, each book can be enjoyed independently. It contains minor language, innuendo, crude humor, kissing, and conversations that mention sex. There are no sexual relationships, written or implied, and there's no explicit language.
- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are my own.
Robin Daniels is a sixteen-year-old trapped in a middle-aged body. She's married to an amazing guy and has five cute but crazy kids. When she's not chasing children or writing books, she's coaching volleyball or working on her blog. She tries to read as much as possible, but often gets distracted by Netflix. Robin's favorites include napping, dessert, pedicures, Christmas, Arizona winters, and Diet Coke.
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