Review: Any Boy But You by Julie Hammerle
Any Boy But You
North Pole, Minnesota #1
Release Date: February 13th 2017
There’s a thin line between love and hate…
Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game.
The girl Oliver’s fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She’s his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.
When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.
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Any Boy But You is a fun YA romance with great characters and an interesting storyline. Elena and Oliver are two teens from rival families who both own sporting goods stores. Due to the time of season and a declining interest, both stores are in need of more business, which is why Oliver develops an app to help his family’s company get back on its feet again. And it seems to work, as interest and traffic increases at his family’s store. But while business increases for his family, Oliver’s troubles are getting much, much worse. And so are Elena’s.
I really enjoyed both Elena and Oliver’s characters. They both want to help their family businesses while also doing their best to still be teenagers and spend time with their own friends and interests. The last thing they need or want is to spend time with each other, but that’s exactly what happens.
A cute enemies to lovers romance with fun and enjoyable characters, Any Boy But You is a contemporary teen romance sure to entertain and delight most YA romance fans. If you’re looking for a new teen romance read, be sure to pick up a copy of this book. It’s sweet, fun, and really quite endearing.
About the Author
Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which will be published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write “for real,” she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, she writes about TV on her blog Hammervision, ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones, and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows include 90210 (original spice), Felicity, and Freaks and Geeks. Her iPod reads like a 1997 Lilith Fair set list.
She lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, and a dog. They named the dog Indiana.