Happy Thursday and welcome to my stop on the WALLFLOWER blog blitz! I’m so excited because today I have an excerpt of the book to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to for you to find out more about it, PLUS enter for a chance to win a gift card!
Wallflower by Cookie O'Gorman
on March 25, 2021
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Wallflower (wohl-flou-erh): Identifier for someone who is shy and/or awkward. For reference, see Viola Kent.
Seventeen-year-old Viola Kent likes being invisible. Well, not literally, but she's content being a loner, reading her books, and hanging out with the animals at the shelter. She just wants to keep her head down and get through her senior year at Durham High.
Driving Dare Frost to school every day wasn't part of the plan.
And when Viola finds out her dad recruited Dare, his number one player, to be her friend?
Her inner Slytherin demands revenge.
The solution: Get Dare to be her fake boyfriend.
Convincing the star athlete to pretend is easier than she'd thought it would be. The hard part is protecting her heart. With every word, touch, and kiss, Viola's feelings become more real.
The problem: Viola knows she's falling for Dare—but he doesn't believe in love.
This book features two sets of soulmates, one happy pooch named Hermione, so many sizzling kisses and answers the question:
Can a dork and a jock fake their way to true love?
“Whatever I do right now, it’s all for the revenge plot,” I said. “I just wanted to make sure that’s clear.”
Dare chuckled under his breath then lifted his chin. “Okay. Make your move, flower. I’ll follow your lead.”
I took a deep breath, and then acted without thought. After all, if I thought too much about it, there was no way I’d go through with this. Putting my hands on Dare’s shoulders, I pushed him until his back met the wall, trying and failing not to take in the breadth and strength I felt beneath my palms. In the same moment, I hopped up and wrapped my legs around his waist—or at least, I tried to. Dare hadn’t expected that. With his delayed reaction, his palm caught one of my legs while I ended up sliding back down his body, plastered against his chest like a baby koala. Ugh.
His brows rose. “This is your plan?” he said, his face so close to mine. “You want Coach to find us like this?”
“No,” I hissed, pulling back a bit so I could look him in the eye. “I wanted him to find me in your arms. But unfortunately, you foiled my plans when you didn’t catch me.”
What do you think about Wallflower? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!