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Peek Inside Resisting the Rebel

When loner Caleb Torrs sees spirit committee leader Mandy Pennington pining over some loser at a party, he thinks she’s lost her mind. Maybe he has, too, because he just asked her to be his fake girlfriend. She’ll get that guy's attention, and he’ll get his stalker ex off his back. Too bad their plan is working, and the loser she wanted is finally noticing the one girl Caleb just might be falling for...

Resisting the Rebel

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Disclaimer: This book contains a villain pretending to be a hero, a hero pretending to be a villain, a disco-dancing heroine, two overprotective sidekicks, a little bit of bad language, and a whole lot of swoony kissing.

Spirit committee leader Mandy Pennington is secretly in love with her best friend, Gus, but when he hooks up with her archenemy at a party, she decides to win him over once and for all. She just doesn’t know how. But who better to help than hot loner Caleb Torrs?

Caleb’s got his own problems, but when he sees Mandy pining over Gus at a party, he thinks she’s finally smoked the spirit stick and lost her mind. Maybe he has, too, because he just asked Mandy to be his fake girlfriend. She’ll get her loser friend’s attention, and he’ll get his stalker ex off his back. It’s a win-win.

But soon one fake date blends into the next and before he knows it, he actually wants to kiss Mandy. For real. Too bad their plan is working, and Gus is finally noticing the one girl Caleb just might be falling for…

Praise

"I loved the storyline. From the pop culture references to the awesome music to that punch of an ending (come on, who got that reference?!?!), this is one of those books that is the first name I drop to people when they want a happy, funny, well written story, and Lisa Brown Roberts is the first author I direct people to when they want to be entertained and/or when they want swoony, swoony lead guys. Truly, you will blush and read as fast as you can to see what happens next. And there are even a few Easter eggs within the story that I completely loved!" -K.M. Robinson, Reading Transforms

"Okay, so Mandy and Caleb are ultimately the best couple ever. They just have that hippie-rebel thing going on if ya know what I mean *wink wink*" -Alexis Johnson, Mad for Books, Luv

"I fell in love with Mandy and Caleb practically from the first time they showed up on the page. How could I not? Mandy's rants about The Catcher in the Rye could have been made by my own dear daughter (she too hated it with the heat of a thousand suns...and OMG she's never going to let it go). And Caleb became my much-too-young-for-me-book-boyfriend." -Becky, Becky on Books...and Quilts

"This is a wonderfully written teenage love story! I'm 30 years old and I have to say I was mesmerized by this book! I started this book yesterday evening and ended up staying up till after 1am and realized I was seriously debating staying up and finishing it!" -Amber Carroll, Amber's World of Books

"Let me begin by saying that Lisa Brown Roberts was just the author I was looking for. Her writing is so much fun to read and really hit the spot. I've been searching for a good contemporary read, as it is a genre I don't read much of but have been wanting to pick up more, and Resisting the Rebel was perfect! It had lovable characters, a great plot, even better writing, and yeah, lots of swoony kissing!" -Megan Smith, Under the Book Cover

"TheseEntangled Crush books are perfect for the teen contemporary romancemarket. In this installment Mandy has a crush on Gus who is datinganother girl. Caleb has recently broken up with his girlfriend who isn't dealing with the breakup well. After a talking at a party, Calebdecides the best way for him and Mandy to fix their problems is for them to fake date. Gus will realize that Mandy is date material and Caleb'sex will get the picture and move on. But as the fake relationshipprogresses, Caleb decides he doesn't want Gus to be the one for Mandy,because Caleb himself is crushing on Mandy. But how can he get Mandy torealize that Gus is not the one?" -Charla Hollingsworth, HNGC Library

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633756816
Release Date: Jul 25, 2016
Page Count: 297
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, young adult
Tropes: enemies to lovers, fake relationship

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By KAS July 23, 2016

Two polar opposite high school teens, who really dislike each other, decide to "pretend to be date" so she, Mandy, can make a boy jealous, and he, Caleb, can get an ex off his back!

This really was a cute, sweet story. Definitely a YA book, but geared more for teenage readers than most... ...more

By Kaitlin July 28, 2016

Full Review located here: http://kaitbooktopia.blogspot.com/201...


Resisting the Rebel was a fun and cute read that I think anyone who enjoys those types of books will definitely enjoy this one. There are a lot of cliches, so as long as that doesn't bother you, I think you will fall in love with the story. The plot was en...

By Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥ December 30, 2017

Resisting the Rebel was the cutest book ever! I just can't get over how adorable this fake boyfriend story was! I constantly found myself smiling while sighing and laughing out loud. And when you add in banter and angst that was perfectly done, well I couldn't help but go back and re-read a ton... ...more

By lucie August 28, 2016

He was into bad girls, which made sense because he was totally bad boy.

I. Love. This. Book.
Even if it's lame I liked the whole thing about fake relationship, teasing between Mandy and Caleb (who is my new book boyfriend by the way), how he called Mandy with this cute nickname 'Disco', their sharing moment...

By Claire July 27, 2016

4 - Let's stop pretending... Stars!

Resisting the Rebel is one of those books that came along just when I needed to read it. Having had a week or two of drama filled angsty reads, it was the perfect, light and easy-to-read, story-line that I needed break things up a bit.

...more

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Lisa Brown Roberts

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Award Winning Author

Lisa Brown Roberts

Award-winning romance author Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage catastrophes of tweezing off both eyebrows, or that time she crashed her car into a tree while trying to impress a guy. It’s no wonder she loves to write romantic comedies.   Lisa’s books have earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and the School Library Journal. She lives in Colorado with her family, in which pets outnumber people. Connect with Lisa at www.lisabrownroberts.com.

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