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Peek Inside Artificial Sweethearts

It’s not chemistry between Tinka and Sam that made them agree to fake date. Tinka’s suggestion had nothing to do with Sam’s muscular arms and quick wit. Definitely not. And it’s not butterflies that makes a kiss for appearances go on way too long. So there’s no way fake couldn’t be perfect.

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It’s not chemistry between Tinka Foster and Sam Anderson that made them agree to fake date. With her parents trying to set her up with an annoying pro-track golf student, and intentionally single Sam’s family pressuring him to bring a date to his brother’s wedding, they could both use a drama-free summer.

So it’s not his muscular arms and quick wit that makes Tinka suggest they tell everyone they’re both taken. Definitely not. And it’s not butterflies that makes a kiss for appearances during the lake party go on way too long—so long that Sam wishes it were real.

But Tinka keeps people at arm’s length—she’s always been second best, even to her parents. And her relationship-for-show could crush everything when she realizes she’s done with fake, pretend, and second-best.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains bikinis at the lake, a lot of making out in dark theaters, and a meet-cute you’ll read twice.


"You want a fun and easy summer read, HERE IT IS. Of course I loved Tinka and Sam. I'm a sucker for fake-dating stories. GIVE ME ALL OF THEM. Seriously. [...] This was just SO DAMN CUTE!!!!" ~Bookish Thoughts

"I loved this book! It was an awesome romance! And I'm totally in love with Sam! He was so cute and adorable and sweet...I found my new book boyfriend! Yay!" ~Sara, Goodreads

"Sam and Tinka are truly good people, ones that I would love to know in real life.I LOVED their story, as well as how much they evolve (on their own and together) from the beginning until the end." ~Dauntless Books and Penguins

"This book was very cute and I really liked both Tinka and Sam. It's an incredibly fast read that kept me entertained throughout..." ~Bibliophagist

"Tinka and Sam were such a cute couple. I love the fake relationship trope anyway and in a YA read it was extra cute. [...] A nice clean read with some truly great characters." ~Bette H., Goodreads

"I thoroughly enjoyed Sam and Tinka's journey, and look forward to both more in this series and by this author in the future. Definitely recommend to fans of the young adult genre." ~Erica C., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640631403
Series: North Pole, Minnesota, Book 2
Release Date: Jul 10, 2017
Page Count: 263
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, young adult
Tropes: boy next door, fake relationship

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By Gata Leitora / Cat reader July 09, 2017

Sam is getting ready to go to college and his family put him to take care of the preparations for his brother's wedding. Sam is a gentle, educated, extremely responsible young man who has low self-esteem, a true prince who does not realize his value. Because he does not think he's cute and thinks... ...more

By Sophie June 22, 2017

Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book is as good as the first one. You find all the elements you loved before: the great characters, the fun aspect of the story, the more dramatic one, the heart and the writing.

I loved it all.

The characters were gorge...

By Deniz July 09, 2017

Cute cute cute !!!

Artificial Sweethearts is the second in the North Pole, Minnesota series. And while Any Boy But You was the perfect winter holiday read, Artificial Sweethearts is the perfect summer vacation cute & fluffy. And that's where their similarities end. Well, that's not... ...more

By D.M. July 09, 2017

There are certain storylines that just do it for you, and I love a blooming fake relationship.

Artificial sweethearts is the second book in the North Pole, Minnesota series, however, can definitely be read as a standalone.

Sam needs a date for his brother's wedding, or at least that's what his fa... ...more

By Siobhan June 27, 2017

Actual 3.5 Stars.

A cute, fun, well-written coming of age romance. Standalone with HEA.

Tinka has come home from boarding school for the summer with her bestie Jane in tow only to discover that her parents have moved home without telling her. This is nothing new to Tinka who feels like... ...more

By Cindy July 21, 2017

Heads up! This review contains spoilers.

This was a quick read for me. I loved Sam and Tinka and their denial of the chemistry they kept feeling throughout the story. I'm a huge sucker for fake romance books! Artificial Sweethearts didn't disappoint! It was a nice change to read about... ...more

By Nicole July 01, 2017

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.
This book comes out july 10th.

This book is the second book in the North Pole, Minnesota series. But it's one of those series, were the books centers around different characters in the same setting/town and you don't have... ...more

By Erica June 26, 2017

I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

4.5 Stars

Young Adult age-range: 12+. Kissing.

Artificial Sweethearts is the second installment in the North Pole, Minnesota series and can easily be read as a standalone. Some mentions of the past book, and cameos by past nar...

By Samantha (WLABB) July 10, 2017

I really enjoyed this fauxmance-romance! It was a wholly enjoyable big bowl of awww-cute.

I loved this fauxmance-romance, and I found it to be quite the quintessential summer read.

The book is set in the summer time. This book begins with Tinka returning from boarding school to find out that her parents h...

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Julie Hammerle

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Julie Hammerle

Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which will be published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, she writes about TV on her blog Hammervision, ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones, and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows include 90210 (original spice), Felicity, and Freaks and Geeks. Her iPod reads like a 1997 Lilith Fair set list. She lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, and a dog. They named the dog Indiana. Newsletter:

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