Book Review: How Willa Got Her Groove Back

Posted June 10, 2017 by soaringu in two stars, Uncategorized / 0 Comments


Title: How Willa Got Her Groove Back
Pages: 240
Published: 2/22/16
Rating: two stars.fw


Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains an unbelievably hot bad boy, an unbelievably famous actress, and all the drama that comes with adding both to your family. Oh, and a forbidden flirtation with a soon-to-be stepbrother.

When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, Willa’s senior year blows up in paparazzi-fueled flames. Overnight, she has a new house, a new car, and a new soon-to-be stepbrother—the unbelievably hot, unbelievably arrogant, Finn McCain. Thank god he’s constantly pushing her buttons, or she might do something irresponsible. Like fall for the jerk.

Just when Willa’s decided to avoid him for, oh, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously—how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he’s not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she’s allowed to crush on the guy.

Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool.

My Thoughts: 

When I picked up this book, I was really excited to read it. It seemed to have a lot of drama and step-sibling romance, something that I enjoy reading time to time. However, this book was a disappointment.

The book starts out with Willa’s father, Matty, suddenly deciding to marry a multimillionaire actress Mia McCain. Mia has a son named Finn who is Willa’s age. The moment Matty introduces Willa to Mia, she acts like a three-year old having a tantrum. Throughout the book, all Willa does is complain about Mia who is going to break her father’s heart. She argues with her dad and tries to break apart the marriage. I can understand where Willa is coming from; however, her constant whining about Mia really just got on my nerves.

Finn was a character with mixed reviews. He is hot “duh” and the son of a celebrity. He acts hot and cold most of time. His dark and mysterious personality is from his childhood. His POV made me have a good laugh. It was nice to see that he was falling for Willa. However, his actions are inexcusable. He really does have some real personality to him. I know that he is a nice person, but because I didn’t see much of him in the book and the only time I see him is when he is arguing/teasing Willa. The entire fighting between them is kinda funny, but also not great because it just goes on and on.

The romance between the characters is almost nonexistent. All we get is Willa crushing on Damien, an idiot ass, who Finn is smart enough to warn her about. There is a ton of tension between the characters, but they don’t act on it which is really annoying.

This book really was a big disappointment. I hoped that reading the next book in their story would give me high hopes and not leave me disappointed, but it didn’t. Next book review to come.

Because I managed to finish this book, I will give this book a hesitant 2 stars.