{Bieke Reviews} Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru by Tera Lynn Childs

Posted August 31, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 6 Comments

{Bieke Reviews} Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru by Tera Lynn Childs

Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru

by Tera Lynn Childs
Series: Creative Hearts #1
Published on September 14th 2015
by Entangled Crush
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.

Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.

Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.

But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4 Stars

When I requested this book on Netgalley, I expected a sweet and fun contemporary romance. And I got exactly that and a bit more. Though it didn’t blow my mind or made me explode from the feels, I really, really enjoyed Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru.

Sloane wants to go back to New York, back home, as fast as possible. Being stuck in Texas after The Incident, she feels like she’s in prison. But she makes a deal with her mom. If she doesn’t get in trouble, they’ll go back to New York. And Sloane is determined to reach that goal. But she hadn’t counted on Tru, her neighbor, who makes her want to draw outside the lines.

Should I start with the positive or the negative? I’ll go with the negative, get it out of the way, even though it’s not much at all. First off, I don’t really get the title or the part of the blurb that references the title. It doesn’t come back in the book. Maybe I missed it, but I didn’t really get it. And then there’s the comic that Sloane is drawing anonymously. It’s a pretty big thing throughout the book, but it never goes anywhere, really. I kind of expected that storyline to go somewhere. I see on Goodreads that this is the first book in a series, so maybe that’ll continue in the next book? Because there are a few things that weren’t completely worked out. And then there’s something else that starts happening in the second half of the book which I can’t really tell because that would be a spoiler. It’s sort of a mystery thing. And it was kind of predictable who did all the bad stuff. I totally called it.

But seriously, don’t get me wrong, because I really liked this one! The story was surprisingly touching and it hits on a tough topic with Tru, which I won’t spoil for you because it isn’t mentioned in the blurb and it hit me by surprise and I think you should go in like that too. It was unexpected, but a really good twist to an otherwise typical story. Even though that isn’t really worked out either. Like I said earlier, maybe there’ll be a second book continuing Sloane’s story? I hope so! I also liked the romance, it was really sweet. And the characters. I loved Sloane and Tru and yeah, even her mom.

All in all, I really do think you should give this book a try. It’s surprisingly touching, hitting on a tough subject unexpectedly and it has a sweet romance, so fans of contemporary should really give this one a read!



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