How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay
*I received this book for review purposes. Thank you to NetGally and Entangled Publishing, LLC*
Summary: When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, Willa’s senior year blows up in paparazzi-fueled flames. Overnight, she has a new house, a new car, and a new soon-to-be stepbrother—the unbelievably hot, unbelievably arrogant, Finn McCain. Thank god he’s constantly pushing her buttons, or she might do something irresponsible. Like fall for the jerk.
Just when Willa’s decided to avoid him for, oh, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously—how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he’s not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she’s allowed to crush on the guy.
Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool.
This was one of those books that I didn’t love or hate…. I just enjoyed it.
If you are looking for a cute, fun contemporary romance then this is the book would be right up your alley. Willa is your average teenager who lived with her father until he decides to re-marry. As would be expected, Willa is not exactly jumping for joy at having a new step-motherwho she barely knows and on top of that Willa seems to have aquired a new step-brother too.
In terms of the plot line, I have read similar books to these but that isn’t to say that this novel didn’t have its own unique factors that kept me reading on. Once you reach half-way through, the pace starts to pick up and the ending was definitely not what I was expecting for the characters.
I liked the MC and she dealt with everything (like suddenly becoming the centre of attention overnight) very well, after her entail shock had died down.
I would most defiantly like to see where the author takes Willa and Finn next and I believe that a sequel will be released n November some time this year.