Falling for the Wrong Guy
Synopsis: Ruby Davis has a crush on her brother’s best friend. At least, he was his bestie until the big betrayal. Now Drew is off limits to everyone, especially Ruby. She can’t stand the way people treat him, or the way he feels about himself. It isn’t right. And those deep green eyes are calling to her.
Drew is scarred and damaged, and he has no business even looking at Ruby. But he can’t help himself. She’s beautiful, but he does his best to stay away. When they are assigned a school project, they become reluctant friends – even though they want so much more.
She’s torn between her feelings for Drew and loyalty to her brother. There’s no way they can ever be together…but love just might find a way.
Because my copy was an ARC, it was unedited and could be different from the completed and published copy. For example, there was a change in character name from Mia to Ruby. Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a copy. This is no way affected my review of the book.
Falling for the Wrong Guy was such a refreshing book to read. Okay, well not exactly refreshing. It did cover a number of heavy topics, love, loss, betrayal to name a few. It had such an interesting background and plot that I read it in one sitting. I was glued to the book while at work. Thank you Sara Hantz for writing this and making my 12-hour shift much more bearable. I was smiling like an idiot in some of the parts, I’m sure my co-workers now think I’m crazy. The writing style that Hantz employs is just perfect. It made the plot flow and progress nicely — my only problem was the timing of events but I eventually figured it out. I love that the points of view changed between Mia and Drew. It helped me understand both of the characters and see what they were personally feeling and going through. All of the characters were really likeable, even Drew who essentially can be seen as a jerk. I think that all the characters were believable considering the circumstances that they were in.
I think that the progression between Mia and Drew was also believable and great. I think that it would have been better if we got to see more of their past relationship. We see tidbits during the book and their conversations but it still doesn’t give us a whole picture. So sometimes in the novel, their romance can be seen as going from 0 to 100 real fast. I understand it and love it because older-brother’s-best-friend-turned-love-of-my-life is kind of my weakness and guilty pleasure. Because we didn’t more of their past relationship, some of their actions felt like they were only on the surface and didn’t really reach the depth that I had wanted it to. However, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it because I loved their romance story. The ending was great, too. I really wish that there was more to it. I recommend it for readers looking for a light, fluffy, [relatively] easy read.