Author: Tracy Deebs
Series: Creative HeArts, book 4, [Dahlia and Keegan book 1]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool… except that kiss though…
Expected Publication: June 27th 2016 by Entangled: Crush
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, references to drinking and drugs, and a kiss so steamy it’ll fog up your e-reader.
Hiding in plain sight is harder than it looks…
Dahlia Greene—aka international pop superstar Cherry—is undercover as a normal high school student. She just wants to experience what real life is like, so when she overhears hottie Keegan Matthews nervously talking about liking a girl, she sees the perfect opportunity to live a real life and play a little matchmaker. What was not part of the plan was falling for a guy she can never tell the truth.
Keegan Matthews has been secretly crushing on Dahlia ever since she started at his school. Sure, Dahlia thinks he’s crushing on some other girl—not realizing his Dream Girl is actually her—but he figures, play along with her tips to woo someone else, let her get to know him, and then make his move. But with so many secrets in the mix, their romance is doomed from the start…
This book was sooo cute! And it definitely delivered the promise made in the disclaimer! I’m totally loving this series so much and this book was a great addition to the series. Another thing that I love about this series is that the whole series is taking place at one high school, so we frequently get a glimpse of the other characters in this series as well which is quite awesome!
Dahlia is actually an international pop star, she goes by the name Cherry. After gaining legal emancipation, she has to fulfill one last thing, complete the last year of her high school in a normal school as ordered by the judge. She has always yearned for a normal life, that’s why she decides to take on a disguise so that nobody would recognise her. When she accidentally hears a bit of a conversation between Keegan and his friend about the girl he’s crushing on, she steps up and decides to help without knowing that his dream girl is actually her. Would anything between them be ever possible?
I loved the plot! And I loved how everything was executed! Dahlia just decides to help Keegan after overhearing a conversation at a school dance, she just basically starts project Dream Girl without even asking if he’s on board or not! But it turned out to be quite hysterical than awkward as Keegan could not understand whatever the hell was going on. And later when she told him the plan, he decides to be on board but he uses her own advice to woo her which was quite adorable! I loved them together from the start, they were just so cute!
Dahlia… first of all I love that name! She kept her identity a secret from everybody, even from Keegan because she could see how everyone waited for an opportunity to jump on Finn (from How Willa Got Her Groove Back) and she wanted a normal life, just for once. I totally understood her situation, especially after how her dad and manager treated her. Keegan was a total sweetheart. He was so sweet and caring and I actually enjoyed to see how he was nervous in telling Dahlia that he actually liked her! But their chemistry was totally adorable and that kiss! Oh my God! It was basically perfection!
Overall, The Secret Life of a Dream Girl was a totally awesome read! The plot kept me interested from the beginning and I loved the characters. The romance was sooo sweet, I loved Keegan and Dahlia together! The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book! Though this book somewhat ended on a happy note (well… not entirely because of what Keegan was going through due t his father’s condition), I can’t wait to read the next book about them!
So guys are you excited about this book? Have you started this series yet? If yes, how has your experience been so far? And if not, then do you want to read this adorable series? (You definitely should… just saying!) What do you think about this book guys? Share your thoughts with me!