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"Monica Murphy always delivers the swoon-worthy romance that I crave. And Murphy’s latest is no exception with this first love, mature young adult novel: Daring the Bad Boy." -Debbie, I Heart YA Books
Annie McFarland is sick of being a shy nobody. A session at summer camp seems like the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself—gain some confidence, kiss a boy, be whoever she wants to be. A few days in, she’s already set her sights on über-hottie Kyle. Too bad her fear of water keeps her away from the lake, where Kyle is always hanging out.
Jacob Fazio is at Camp Pine Ridge after one too many screw-ups. Junior counseling seems like punishment enough, but the rigid no-fraternizing-with-campers rules harsh his chill. When a night of Truth or Dare gets him roped into teaching Annie how to swim, she begs him to also teach her how to snag Kyle.
Late-night swim sessions turn into late-night kissing sessions…but there’s more on the line than just their hearts. If they get caught, Jake’s headed straight to juvie, but Annie’s more than ready to dare him to reveal the truth.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to drinking, sexual situations, adult language, and an intense bad boy hero who will melt your heart.
Each book in the Endless Summer Series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 - Daring the Bad Boy
Book #2 - Keeping Her Secret
5 stars: "Just an overall fun quick read that for me is a perfect end to summer." -Kelly Akemann, This Wacky Momma Reads!
5 stars: "Jake Fazio . . . Honestly, who can resist a bad boy?" -Hadassah Harper, Haddie's Haven
5 stars: "This was a sweet book. I really liked Jake and Annie." -Heather Andrews, Goodreads Reviewer
"This is a YA must read! I highly recommend it." -Bette Hansen, Goodreads Reviewer
"Daring the Bad Boy is a perfect summer read, especially for young adults who want to feel the warm and fuzzies of budding love. But also perfect for those young at heart who wish to be transported back to a more innocent time, where they can relive the angst and anticipation of having a crush, and getting that first kiss was the only thing on your mind." -Erica Chilson, Wicked Reads
"A must read for lovers of cute & fluffies. Guaranteed summer romance fix." -Deniz, Closet Geeks and Slo Mo
"Daring the Bad Boy was charming, funny, and adorable." -Miranda, Mrs. Leif's Two Fangs About It
"It was just how summer camp should be: fun with friends, swimming and finding something unexpected on the way." -Keanna, Key Read That
"Not everything is sugary and perfect so I thought that this was actually quite interesting and relatable. I also loved seeing the relationship between Jake and his father grow stronger and it really made me happy to find out the story of his parents' romance." -Norah Una Sumner, Bookish Fever
"I love Monica Murphy's style, and she creates some wonderful characters that, even with their flaws (or because of them) you still can't help but like them." -Samantha Bilodeau, Musings of a Madjy
"Charming and heartwarming story that is the perfect summer read! The writing flowed smoothly, the dialog was believable and the romance was perfectly swoon-worthy. I might have even blushed a few times while reading. Likable characters with a dash of humor kept me turning the pages." -Dawn West, Up Til Dawn Book Blog
"Daring the Bad Boy was a cute story about young love." -Heather, Goodreads Reviewer
Will do review over the weekend
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"But this girl…I don’t know. There was something about her that made me want to keep her around. I wanted to talk to her. Learn more about her. Maybe even give her grief in the hope that she’d dish some back out at me.”
Look I'm 30 but this book was just too freaking sweet. I don't really delve... ...more
“Truth or Dare was never this much fun…"
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Daring The Bad Boy by Monica Murphy is your very sweet, innocent, standard trope of young teen love. Ms. Murphy charms her readers with a cute summer romance brewing between an innocent naive young teen girl and of course the reformed bad... ...more
Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. I sometimes forget how cute and sweet YA romance books can be.
Monica Murphy created two adorable characters with Annie and Jake. Annie was incredibly shy and kind of a loner. She intended to use her camp experience as a way to force herself out of her shell, to make new frien... ...more
Thanks to Entangled Teen Crush for the free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
This book was super cute and I really enjoyed my time with it. There's a bit of angst and drama, and maybe a few things I would change or fix up, but overall, it was just what I was looking for to lighten up... ...more
First of all I just want to say a massive thank you to NetGallery, Monica Murhy and Entangled Publishing, LLC for gifting me with a copy of this book for a honest review.
This book is everything a contemporary should be: new friendships, first or strong romances, serious issues and strong family... ...more
The perfect summer read
This in fact made me think about summer camp. You see I actually never went to summer camp. I don't think it exists in Switzerland. Well, maybe it does NOW, but I don't live there now (nor am I in school for that matter but anyway). There wasn't summer camp when I was growi... ...more
Fun, sweet romance between Jake, a junior camp counsellor, and Annie, one of the campers. Also has the bad boy with the good girl thing going on.
Love the campfire scary stories scene in particular! ...more
Annie has a mission, she wants to reinvent herself during the summer. She wants to have a boyfriend, she wants to be noticed and she wants to be a confident and fearless girl. Summer camp is the place to change her image. There's only one problem, Annie doesn't know how to swim. Fortunately there... ...more
Annie McFarland is the type of girl who though stunning has never stood out , she has perfected her life in being invisible and the one nobody takes notice of . This summer at sixteen she finnally has the chance to attend Summer Camp and she has a plan to make herself into someone else - Annie Mc... ...more
I loved this one. A true classic fun summer camp romantic book. Definitely a highlight for me to read after volunteering at a camp. I would recommend it to all to read - a great ending to summer!
Annie was a classic 16 year old who wants to change herself for the better. Jacob is the Bad Boy who t... ...more
I really enjoyed this YA book. I always wanted to go to summer camp when I was younger and never got the chance so I'm kind of a sucker for a YA book that's setting is a summer camp. My feelings are a little torn on Annie. I liked her, then I didn't like her and then I liked her again. I loved Ja... ...more
*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment in concordance with the blog tour hosted by YA Reads*
**I received an eARC from Entangled Teen via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
Ah, summer camp. Yeah, I wasn’t a fan of summer camp. By the time I turned fourteen, I told my mom I was... ...more
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**
This book was so adorable! It's rare, these days, to find a sweet teenage/YA story that isn't flooded with mean girls and drinking/drug use that makes you cringe imagining your daughter reading it. Y... ...more
This book was the perfect summer read. Daring the Bad Boy was charming, funny, and adorable. I had such a fun time reading this book! I really liked the summer camp setting in this book. The summer camp created such a fun atmosphere for the characters, and it lead to some really sweet moments f... ...more
I enjoyed Daring the Bad Boy so much! It was the perfect light summer read. Annie is determined to reinvent herself at camp this summer and a big part of her plan is kissing the super hot Kyle. Sadly, her fear of swimming is seriously derailing her plans. Lucky for her, a nighttime game of Truth... ...more
Everyone probably knows by now that I am a massive fan of anything by Monica Murphy and Daring the bad boy was a super fun, sweet teen romance that I totally loved, it ticks all the right boxes and is the perfect end of summer read. I think what made this book even better for me is the fact that... ...more
Another great read from Monica Murphy.
Annie wants to be a different person at summer camp. However her fear of water is getting in the way until a game of truth and dare that buts her in line with the camp's bad boy. And what will happen when she starts to fall for him?
This was a sweet summer r... ...more
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads
4 Stars from the adult perspective
5 Stars from the teen perspective
4.5 in total
Young Adult age-range: 13+ due to kissing and a handful of f-bombs.
Monica Murphy is a new-to-me author, and right from the first page I knew I'd love... ...more
Annie McFarland didn’t want to spend another summer with air-conditioning—she wanted to branch out and do something that she had never done before. Summer camp landed on the top of that list, and while she had trouble finding her footing at the beginning and let herself get sucked in by the popul... ...more
3 1/2 Stars
*I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
In Daring the Bad Boy, author Monica Murphy manages to take the classic good girl falls for the bad boy story line and set it in a perfect location…summer camp.
Annie, an introverted bookworm, has come to camp to... ...more
No matter what genre, whether it’s adult, hot and steamy, or mature young adult, sweet and sexy, Monica Murphy always delivers the swoon-worthy romance that I crave. And Murphy’s latest is no exception with this first love, mature young adult novel: Daring the Bad Boy. Annie and Jake’s (Jacob) fi... ...more
I think that it’s safe to say that I might be in love with the Entangled Teen Crush series. These books have been the perfect escape from reality. With all the wedding planning and family drama, this was my breath of fresh air. I would say hands Down this is the perfect summer read for young adul... ...more
***I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads***
This felt like a perfect book for Monica Murphy's YA debut and I look forward to seeing what she does in the future. Daring The Bad Boy was such a sweet YA romance and I really enjoyed the fact that we got both Annie and Jak... ...more