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Peek Inside Falling for the Girl Next Door

Sloane Whitaker likes a lot of things about living in Texas, but she especially likes Tru, the boy next door. Convincing her dad and brother to relocate there, though, will require making their upcoming visit as perfect as possible. But when her not-so-perfect boyfriend Tru is suddenly not-so-available, Tru suggests enlisting the help of a fake boyfriend. But will their relationship be able to handle the heat?

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One real boyfriend + one fake boyfriend = a whole lot of trouble.

Sloane Whitaker never expected to like living in Texas, but after a few months in the Lone Star State, she has to admit she likes the food, the school, and the boy next door. What she doesn’t like is the fact that half her family is still back in New York. Convincing her dad to relocate to Texas requires making their upcoming visit as perfect as possible. The perfect dinner, the perfect daughter…with the perfect boyfriend.

But when her not-so-perfect boyfriend Tru Dorsey is suddenly not-so-available, Sloane has to find another dad-impressing guy to show off at dinner. Tru himself suggests enlisting the help of a fake boyfriend, but the reality of another guy with Sloane on his arm might be more than Tru can manage. Add in a mysterious blackmailer and a divided family, and Sloane and Tru’s relationship might not be able to handle the heat.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bad boy next door, the good girl who snags his heart, and one epically disastrous ruse-gone-wrong. Join the fun at your own risk.

The Creative HeArts series is best enjoyed in order.

Reading Order:
Book #1 – Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru
Book#2 – How Willa Got Her Groove Back
Book #3 – Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance
Book #4 – The Secret Life of A Dream Girl
Book #5 – Falling for the Girl Next Door


"Falling for the Girl Next Door deserves a brilliant four out of five stars...something pretty damn special!"- Childishly Passionate

"After reading Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru, I was excited to keep reading their story, and this one most definitly did not disappoint. " - Tiny Obsessions

"It’s no secret that I love the Creative HeArts series.  There’s only one more book after this one, and I’m sad to see it come to an end.  But Tru and Sloane don’t let us down." - Bookish Things and More


Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633757677
Series: Creative HeArts, Book 5
Release Date: Nov 14, 2016
Page Count: 228
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, multi-cultural, young adult
Tropes: boy next door, relationship in trouble

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By Suze December 20, 2016

Sloane grew up in New York and the unexpected has happened, she actually feels at home in her new hometown in Texas. She likes NextGen Academy and loves the projects she's doing there. She has found some great friends at school and the vegetarian food Austin has to offer is amazing. Another thing sh ...more

By Moriah February 06, 2017

*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment*

**I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

I love this series. The Creative HeArts series is a must-read for any lovers of romance or lovers of art. After starting this series, I want—no, need to go to Austin, Texas. Anyway ...more

By Erica November 03, 2016

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

4 Stars.

Young adult age-range: 12+. Kissing. Addiction.

Not a standalone. This is book #2 of the Sloane & Tru trilogy (I believe these are trilogies), the first couple set within the Creative HeArts universe as #1 & #5 (this book) in ...more

By Katrina November 14, 2016

This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & More Review
It's no secret that I love the Creative HeArts series.  There's only one more book after this one, and I'm sad to see it come to an end.  But Tru and Sloane don't let us down.

I loved that both Tru and Sloane are dealing with their own ...more

By A Leisure Moment February 07, 2017


This series is the perfect escape. Whether you start with Tru and Sloane, Willa and Finn, Mariely and Cabot, or Dahlia and Keegan—wow, that’s a lot of options—you can do no wrong.

Read the rest of the review! ...more

By Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions) November 18, 2016

Read full review HERE



After reading Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru, I was excited to keep reading their story, and this one most definitly did not disappoint. Actually, this book was deeper and heavier than the first one, and I really appreciated that.

Once again, I really ...more

By Shannon November 14, 2016

I didn't realize how anxious I had been for the continuation of Tru and Sloane's story until this book landed on my Kindle! These characters really captured my heart in Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru and I've been patiently waiting to find out what was going to happen with them, because we were k ...more

By Keanna (JustKey) April 19, 2017

I love the Creative HeArts series and was excited to read more about Sloane and Tru even though I didn't read 10 Things Sloane Hates About Tru. I wish I had read that book so that I could see how they got their start.

Sloane is finally adjusting to Texas actually surprising herself by wanting to sta ...more

By Nayab December 06, 2016

Yes, yes, yes, yes, this is what I’m talking about! This book proves the “the first book is always better” theory wrong. Falling For the Girl Next Door more than made up for whatever was lacking in 10 Things Sloane Hates About Tru. It was full of the feel-good factor and just overall cuteness and I ...more

By K.M. Robinson November 14, 2016

Finally, the follow up. At last, more Tru and Sloane.

I absolutely love that we got to see more of Sloane’s little brother Dylan in this book and I’m dying to see what happens in the next Sloane and Tru book in the series.

I’m really glad that this book addressed Tru’s drinking problem and we get to s ...more

By Trisha November 17, 2017

I didn't read the first book about Sloan and Tru, and felt that I had missed some important back story information. But it didn't stop me from becoming involved in this pair's entanglements. It was great to be able to watch them find strength deep inside them, and be able to work through issues, bot ...more

By Melissa (YA Book Shelf) December 08, 2016

I enjoyed Sloane and Tru's newest adventure at Austin NextGen Academy. Like their first book together, they are both dealing with some difficult situations with their families and for Tru, the way he deals with them. However, as the story twists and turns along the way from the last weeks of school ...more

By Antonella March 18, 2017

I remember way i loved sloane and tru...they are great together...story continues where was left off.. and some things are resolved. You will have to read first book about these two to understand them better. Sloan is great and smart I enjoyed it. Hope that there is more. ...more

By Cody December 05, 2016

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You guys know how the story goes by now – I get a book published by the Entangled Crush team and I gush, because the books are just so freaking cute! Well, Falling for the Girl Next Door is living up to its predecessors and I ...more

By Les January 18, 2018

La suite tant attendue du couple Sloane/ Tru.
À la fin de premier roman Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru, Sloane ne voulait plus repartir à New York, elle avait fini par aimer sa vie au Texas, elle appréciait l’école, mais surtout, elle ne voulait pas quitter son beau voisin : Tru. Entre les deux, l ...more

By books are love January 17, 2017

OVerall liked. Liked the storyline. Like the writing and the characters. Loved Tru..

Tru wasn’t perfect. He didn’t claim to be either. He did what he thought was best and at the end he was amazeballs. I loved how he decided on his own to get help so he can become a better person. And although this wa ...more

By Becky December 18, 2016

Tru and Sloane are back!

I really enjoyed their second installment, even though I couldn't get behind one (okay, two) of the big decisions they made in the book. They saw the error of their ways eventually, and really, who hasn't made dumb decisions while in their teens and beyond? Far be it from me ...more

By Siobhan November 07, 2016

An entertaining read with well-developed characters, a wonderful creative setting, some real-life problems, and a sweet romance I could totally get behind.

I haven't read any of the other books in this series (including the first book which tells how Sloane and Tru got together) but it didn't matter ...more

By Chrsitina October 27, 2016

I received this book via NetGallery in exchange for my honest review.

This book continues on from book 1, but this book deals with a bit more serious issues. I would recommend reading the first book before this one to be able to follow the whole story.

I really liked Tru is this book, he was so much ...more

By Edit~A December 11, 2016

(Source: I received an ARC of this book for free. Thanks to NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Entangled: Crush and Tera Lynn Childs.)

Home isn’t a place or a house or even a familiar city. Home is wherever Tru lives.

I just can't help but love the Creative HeArts series, maybe the fact that I am a ...more

By Deanna December 11, 2016

*E-ARC provided by Publisher*

I quite enjoyed Falling for the Girl Next Door by Tera Lynn Childs. It’s a fast-paced, entertaining, and really well-written YA contemporary romance. It was cute and sweet, but it also had a little bit of angst and drama, too, which made for a great well-rounded read for ...more

By Lynndell November 21, 2016

"Received an advance reader copy for a fair review".

Thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review Falling for the Girl Next Door by Tera Lynn Childs! This story begins right where Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru leaves off. Tru admits he has a drinking problem ...more

By Liz October 31, 2016

I love this series. Everytime I get right back into the world of Austin and NextGen, with all the characters from the other books and it only makes me want to read more and more ^^

Though this is one of my favourites, not only because it was the first one, but because I really like Sloane, a kick-as ...more

By KS November 14, 2016

This is a cute YA romance. I haven’t read the others in the series (this is Book 5), but I don’t feel it is absolutely necessary. It would have helped with the back story of Sloane and Tru, but I was invested in the characters anyway.

Sloane is a Texas transplant who is slowly learning to love her ne ...more

By Jane November 05, 2016

ARC supplied by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

A well written read for teens 12+

This is book 2 in the creative hearts series which follows Sloane and Tru two sixteen year olds as the face some big hurdles. Sloane has been banished to Austin Texas with her Mum after she runs in with the ...more

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Tera Lynn Childs

About the author

Tera Lynn Childs

Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning young adult author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. series, the Forgive My Fins mermaid romance series, the kick-butt monster-hunting Sweet Venom trilogy, and the Darkly Fae series. She also writes the City Chicks sweet chick lit romance series and is co-writing the Hero Agenda series with Tracy Deebs. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

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