ARC Review: Daisy and the Front Man-Rebekah L. Purdy


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cooltext1889161239 copyHell hath no fury like a fangirl scorned…

When Daisy Morris finds out she’s spending the summer with her dad, bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet—the hottest boy band around—she knows it couldn’t be more perfect. But not because she’s a fan. Oh, no. Because ever since front man Trevin Jacobs completely humiliated her by standing her up for homecoming, Daisy is out for a little revenge. Yup, Trevin Jacobs is goin’ down…

When one of his bandmates bets Trevin he can’t make Daisy—the gorgeous but surprisingly ice-cold daughter of their bodyguard—fall in love with him, it’s a bet he can’t resist. Sure, Daisy won’t give him the time of day for reasons he can’t understand, and her dad’s hell-bent against his little girl spending time with a superstar. But the terms are set, and Trevin is determined to make Daisy fall…hard.

But every front man should know never to trust a girl with a pretty face…

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, sexual situations, and seriously hot boys. It may cause swoony daydreams involving a certain super-cute front man.

cooltext1889171582 copy3.5/5 Stars

***I received this eARC as a gift in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley & Entangled:Teen.

Daisy and the Front Man is She’s All That meets 10 Things I Hate About You. Amped up with fame, pranks, and revenge, Daisy and the Front Man is a fun and flirty romantic comedy with tons of heart.

PROS:

  • Daisy is a devious little minx. She’s feisty and determined, she hungers for vengeance in the form of humiliation and social media chaos. Daisy is a prankster who has a very clear endgame, social suicide to the lead singer of Seconds to Juliet. Daisy is cold, sarcastic, and ruthless. Her attitude borders on rude and comical. Underneath her tough mask, Daisy is a soft, sweet girl who has suffered great loss and is struggling to deal with the distance between her father. Some moments are startling, raw, and beautifully passionate. Daisy’s sadness is made of nostalgia and loss. Rebekah L. Purdy did a wonderful job capturing the dueling emotions battering Daisy’s heart.
  • Trevin is a great guy. He’s a leader, compassionate, her watches out for everyone, he’s that big brother that everyone knows and loves. Trevin has a lot on his shoulders, his past and family life are intriguing. His mixed heritage is a huge part of his life. His Korean heritage is exotic and a learning experience. His farm life and how he interacts with his siblings is endearing. Apart from some instances of heartless obliviousness, he’s the total package. He’s thoughtful and goes out of his way to do sweet, personal things for Daisy. He’s flirty, soulful, and pretty sexy.
  • Secondary characters were lively and unique. The band mates have hilarious chemistry, they read like brothers who tease and fight with each other. Miles and Ryder have a genuine, playful relationship that has bursts of amazing comedy. Nathan is a sweetheart. I fell hard for his gentle, warm personality. He’s adorable.
  • Together, Daisy and Trevin are natural, magnetic chemistry. They fit together like a warm, comfy sweater. They discover things about each other and each new revelation is like opening presents on Christmas. Their attraction builds and grows into something much more. It doesn’t feel rushed or contrived, it’s almost like it was meant to be. J
  • The serenade scene. Swoon.

CONS:

  • The plot was fairly predictable and issues were resolved much too quickly.
  • Both Daisy and Trevin make assumptions with little evidence, and it’s completely infuriating. They take everything at face value and don’t stop to question. For Daisy, this reaction makes sense but not so much for Trevin. Daisy’s trust issues are extensive due to her complicated past, Trevin’s reasoning is not wholly explained. I kept looking for a deeper meaning.
  • Daisy’s relationship with her father was complex and full of old wounds that never healed. Interactions between the two got pushed aside for the romance and when big, relationship-altering moments happened, they did not have the emotional impact they should have.

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