May 24, 2017

4*Review: IT HAD TO BE YOU by Lizzy Charles #Giveaway


It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1)
by Lizzy Charles
Publication Date:  May15, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush

 James Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter?

Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains red-hot romance, all the feels, and a soul-mate bad boy.

Edel wants the whole high school experience after being home schooled all her life. James just wants to make it to graduation without his father ripping him out of school for another prank gone wrong. Together they team up to help the other out. What neither expected was for feelings to develop and blur the lines between fictitious and reality. Will they be able to pull this relationship off? Or will one of them be sent packing?

I absolutely love reading books that revolve around a fake something or another. Especially fake boyfriend/girlfriend. There is so much good that could come from this circumstance and so much that could go wrong with it as well. Charles did a great job playing on all the wrongs and rights that seemed to explode from such a little white lie. I happily devoured every ounce of this read. I couldn’t get enough. 

There were some parts concerning a few characters and how they all tie together that seemed too convenient for the plot, almost like the author was reaching in those areas to make it work. I sort of wished the author had left it out because it made the story come off as unbelievable. At least to me. That seemed to be my only fault with the book. 

IT HAD TO BE YOU was such a cute, quick read that held my attention the whole time. I would love to see if there would be more stories to emerge from some of the other cast of characters. 4 Stars!


Lizzy Charles writes young adult contemporary romance. She’s a tea fanatic, guacamole expert, and sushi lover. When she’s fixing lunches, dressing kids, or wiping pizza sauce off sticky hands, she escapes to La La Land and imagines all sorts of little love stories. Lizzy loves her daily dose of fitness and is also a RN so she can triage any symptom you send her way. Her best friend from high school is also her husband. Oh and she has a little pup named Professor Lupin who is pretty much the glue to the whole writing operation.