Author: Liz Fichera
Release Date: January 29th 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: For review
Get hooked on a girl named Fred...HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Why is a girl taking my best friends spot on the boy's varsity golf team?
SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys' team? Everyone will hate me - especially Ryan Berenger.
HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred's got to go - especially now that I can't get her out of my head. So not happening.
SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he's not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.
But there's no denying that things are happening as the girl with the killer swing takes on the boy with the killer smile...
Eeeep! I love this book so much! When I got approved by Netgalley I couldn't help jumping up and down! And now that I've read it, I can say it's one of my favourites I've read this year and that you all should buy this when it comes out 2013 next month! It's like Perfect Chemistry (one of my fave books ever!) and Catching Jordan and golf!
Fred is one of the best protagonist ever. She (yes, SHE) is just one of those people who you'd love to be friends with - she's loyal, real (as in, not one of those fake popular barbies), and smart. I love how much she cares for her family, even though they've got problems. And Ryan is one of the swooniest heroes I've read about. Yes, he's a spoiled rich boy at the beginning, he really grows and develops as a really interesting and charming character. I loved Fred and Ryan's interactions - they're so realistic. Not to mention, their romance are one of the sweetest :)
You'd think that the "rich boy + poor girl falls in love story" will be so tiring and cliche but this book genuinely surprises me. I cared so much about each and every character. And to be honest, my favourite romance reads are about two contrasting characters who hated each other at first but couldn't help falling in love.
The writing was awesome and really easy to get sucked into. This book has two dual POVs, from Ryan and Fred's POV and I admit, there were some bits that I had to check near the chapter beginning to find out who's the one narrating. So my only thing to make this better is to make the voices more distinct from each other.
GOLF! I don't know a thing about golf before reading. I now know a lot about golf. I love how Liz Fichera chose golf for this since there's already so many football and baseball YA stories and I think people will really like the golf sport aspect to this book.
Writing this review after weeks of reading it makes me want to re-read. This is one of those books that you'd want to hug and cuddle. Hmm, maybe I could learn how to play golf and get myself a Ryan too? ;)