#BookReview Taming the Rebel by @DawnKlehr #amreading @EntangledTeen

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Genre: Coming-of-age, romantic fiction, contemporary fiction, YA

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US

 

The Blurb:

Rebel Hart should be at home taking care of her father after his breakup with his boyfriend, not tromping through the woods at summer camp. He’s had his heart broken beyond repair, and the way she sees it, there’s only one person to blame—the boyfriend’s son. So when that infuriatingly gorgeous quarterback turns up at the same camp, she plans to make him pay.

Justice Brody isn’t happy about trading training camp for actual summer camp. But if he wants to stay on the football team, he has to show that he can be drama-free. He welcomes the anonymity that comes with summer camp…until he realizes the one girl who knows him better than anyone is there, too. Rebel is off-limits, impossibly beautiful…and trouble with a capital T. Still, he can’t stay away. And even as Rebel exacts her revenge, in several very embarrassing and painful ways, neither can she.

 

My Review:

Cute, romantic, coming-of-age about accepting the choices of your loved ones and finding the strength to stand up for them.

Rebel is cut up about her father’s broken heart. Worse, she’s being shipped off to summer camp when all she wants to do is help him recover from Stephen. But then Stephen’s son and the reason for the break-up, Justice, turns up at summer camp. And so Rebel begins her plot of revenge. The only problem? Justice seems to like it. A lot…

This was a sweet read. It was pacy, it was realistic, it was full of the immaturity of youth, and it made for a lovely read. But beneath the light and fluffy touch lie important themes of acceptance of yourself and your loved ones. This is easy to get wrong, but was deftly handled. Recommended.

*Thank you to the publisher for my free review copy via NetGalley.