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Peek Inside Stuck with You

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains summer thunderstorms on the beach, an, er...awkward waterslide incident, and an infuriatingly hot boy who you'll no longer be able to ignore.

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When Caleb Gray heads to the Texas coast to mentally prepare for a future he isn’t sure he wants, the last person he expects to see is Catie Dixon. Yeah, their mothers have been planning their wedding since they were born, but he and Catie are most definitely not friends. He can’t see her as anything but the annoying kid who followed him everywhere. Except, it’s really bothering him that everyone is staring at her in that bikini…

Catie got over her crush on Caleb ages ago. So why can’t she see past his ripped body or how unsettled he seems? She’s got her own problems, though. Her future has been set for years and now she’s dreaming of pulling the plug. A week at their families’ beach house is just what she needs to pull herself together, and she has no intention of letting Caleb back into her heart...which would be a whole lot easier if he’d put on a shirt.

But a forced week of togetherness full of beach parties, waterslide mishaps, bonfires, and roller coasters sparks more than an understanding. What do you do when the person standing in the way of your future is the one person you grew up hating...but now don’t?

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains summer thunderstorms on the beach, an, er...awkward waterslide incident, and an infuriatingly hot boy who you'll no longer be able to ignore.

Each title in the First Kiss Hypothesis series is STANDALONE:
* The First Kiss Hypothesis
* Love and Other Secrets
* Stuck with You

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By D.M. September 03, 2019

Caleb and Catie’s families own a business together however their branches are in different areas. One summer Caleb is hoping to spend some quality time at the beach but finds Catie and her friends have decidedly planned their own vacation.

Caleb feels protective of Catie. Not just because she’s a... ...more

By Sophie August 30, 2019

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

This book was such a quick read, and I found myself unable to put it down - it was good I didn't really have anything planned for the day, otherwise I don't know what I would've done. In Stuck W... ...more

By Aly September 10, 2019

This was a cute story. I do enjoy a nice contemporary romance and Caleb and Catie were fun characters. I liked their back and forth, the way they both had crushes on each other but didn't want to say anything because they've known each other forever. They also both want different futures than the... ...more

By Lindy August 15, 2019

My Thoughts:

Stuck with you is the first book that I've read by Christina Mandelski, but it certainly won't be my last. This story was so sweet, romantic, and heartfelt. It had all of the elements that I look for in a young adult contemporary romance!

I didn't realize that it was a part of The Fir... ...more

By Samantha (WLABB) August 23, 2019

Rating: 3.5 Stars

I wasn't sure about Caleb and Catie, but I was really happy with the way things turned out for them.

Caleb and Catie had been in each other's orbits for as long as they could remember. They were childhood friends, who became frenemies in their teens, but it seemed as though both... ...more

By Patty September 05, 2019

Stuck with You by Christina Mandelski is the 3rd book in the First Kiss Hypothesis series, and a great young adult love story. Catie and Caleb grew up together, Catie always had a crush on Caleb, but he just thought of her as a pest. There parents were best friends, they ran a business together a... ...more

By Isabelle September 06, 2019


Clean Contemporary Romance; Young Adult

First Person; dual-POV

Book #3 of The First Kiss Hypothesis series; can be read as a standalone (I haven't read the first two books and had the full experience with this one)

We were born to be together, Catie Dixon, right?

She laughs into my ch...


By Rebecca June September 02, 2019

"All my life I've been hiding behind my easygoing self--only Catie saw through that. Only Catie saw that I was scared" (chapter 25)

Happy book birthday to Stuck With You by Christina Mandelski! Thank you Entangled Publishing for a free eARC in exchange for an honest review. This review was origina... ...more

By Viv September 17, 2019

Aw Caleb. It's so nice to see him paired off with someone. Finally. Especially with Catie, who I think is indeed, the perfect match for him. I loved this story. It's safe to say that, I think. I've basically followed this series from the very beginning - I reviewed an ARC of the first book - The... ...more

By Fizza August 30, 2019

It's a sweet and romantic story where two childhood friends and teenage frenemies fall in love. It's very well-written and I loved both the main characters very much.
Caleb is starting college soon. He is going to study business and take over his family's business someday. His future is all set. H... ...more

By Becky September 06, 2019

Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 9/6/19.

A sweet end of summer read!

I enjoyed Caleb and Catie's story--a forced proximity (at a beach house on the gulf coast, the poor dears ;) ), frenemies-to-lovers, unrequited crush story with a dash of figuring out what you want for yourself vs what your... ...more

By Misty (Reds Romance Reviews) August 22, 2019

When they were children Caleb Gray and Catie Dixon use to constantly be thrown together by their parents; family outings, social gatherings, they were always joined at the hip. Then as they began to age, and make new friends in middle school the pair began to drift apart. Ultimately becoming mere... ...more

By Lynndell September 06, 2019

Tough life decisions!
Thanks to Entangled Teen and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review. Stuck With You by Christina Mandelski!
Caleb’s driving across a few states to spend time alone and getting his focus ready for his college experience that will begin in the fall. He and his dog Mo d... ...more

By Jennifer August 12, 2019

This is a cute, light teenage romance. Catie and Caleb have known each other since they were born. Their parents own a business together, where they live in Texas, and are all best friends, so therefor Catie and Caleb have spend tons of time together growing up. In junior high, they did not get a... ...more

By Laura August 14, 2019

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This book is about Catie & Caleb, two teens of 17 and 18 years old in Texas. They’ve know each other all their lives because of their parents’ friendship, but in junior high they drifted away... ...more

By Yahaira August 26, 2019

thank you netgalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review.

This book was like a breath of fresh air.

It was the perfect read before classes started back up and I loved every second of it.

Stuck With You had alternating chapters told by both Caitie and Caleb, the protagonists. Caitie and Ca... ...more

By Christina September 02, 2019

Finding yourself, taking chances, and following your dreams wrapped up in a cute, romantic package…

When Caleb takes himself off to his family’s shared beach house to get away from the pressure pre college, he is shocked to find Catie, the other owner’s daughter, there partying with her friends. H... ...more

By Sara August 15, 2019

Stuck With You by Christina Mandelski a five-star read that you will keep you stuck between the pages. This was a sublime beech read, it really puts you in the mood, Catie was a great character, her friends I didn’t like as much, but they are teenage girls so you can’t expect miracles. Caleb was... ...more

By Amy September 02, 2019

If you haven't read Chris's books, you're missing out! She writes funny and sweet and always tugs at my heart. This book is no different. I read STUCK WITH YOU for the romance, but I fell in love with so much more. Caleb and Catie are two teens with their futures planned and programmed. But what... ...more

By Brandy September 02, 2019

I thought Stuck with you was a good story with great characters that held my attention from start to finish I can't wait to read more by Christina Mandelski her words just made me like the plot along with the characters . This being the first one that I read by the author of the series just made... ...more

By Lisa August 20, 2019

This was a very nice, easy read. Two young adults trying to figure out what to do with their lives with the pressure of their parents expectations on top of them.

I don't have any real criticism over the book, cause it was perfect the way it was!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher... ...more

By Kendal September 01, 2019

This was the first book I read in this universe, but I enjoyed it so much I'm now going to read the others. I loved Caleb and Catie and their story. The author has built a wonderful set of characters that pulled me in and kept me engrossed until the end. I hope to see more from this author. ...more

By Amanda September 01, 2019

OMG what a sweet book!! This story was everything from start to finish. I loved every word in this book. So well done!! ...more

By Nicole September 06, 2019

Really cute young adult novel! I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the ARC to netgalley for my honest opinion. ...more

By Colleen's Conclusions August 29, 2019

I wasn't sure I was going to be able to read this because of life last week. Finally finished it! A review will probably be coming sometime soon. ...more

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Christina Mandelski

About the author

Christina Mandelski

Christina Mandelski was born in South Florida, where her love of reading was cultivated in a house full of books. Stories like The Little House series, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Island of the Blue Dolphins and The Secret Garden, filled her imagination and fueled her dreams to be a writer. That dream came true when her first young adult novel, THE SWEETEST THING, was published in 2011, and she’s beyond thrilled about her upcoming series for Entangled Crush. Chris lives in Houston with one handsome husband, two beautiful daughters, and two freakshow cats. She has a fondness for the beach, her family and friends, and she still loves to read (especially curled up with a good cup of coffee!) She also enjoys shopping, traveling and eating, especially cake. Always cake. When she’s not doing these things, you can find her holed in a cozy spot with her laptop, writing. Visit her at

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