February 22, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
When your life feels like a bad movie, rewrite the script.
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.
Willa is a nice girl, she’s a writer in her school of art and after her mother’s death she was the adult, her father was destroy. Now, he came back with a girlfriend, Mia, they want to marry and the girl changes him. Her father doesn’t listen what she says and he doesn’t talk to her anymore. More than dealing with her father, she also must deal with Finn, her hot and sexy step-brother. She’s attracted by him but he’s hot and cold with her. More than that, since Mia is a star, the paparazzi are present and people are trying to get close to Willa. Mia has a crush on Damien since a very long time and just now he began to talk with her. She doesn’t find that strange but Finn is not happy with that.
Finn is Mia’s son, he doesn’t want her mother to marry Willa’s father so soon, and he wants to protect her, because she always date bad boys. He doesn’t trust his mother’s heart, he doesn’t hate Matt but he doesn’t want his mother to suffer and be left without anything except a heart-break. After some time, he doesn’t like Matt very much, because this last one isn’t good with Willa, he doesn’t really talk with her and he doesn’t know her. Finn is trying to protect Willa, but he has a deal with his mother. And when the truth will be exposed, some hearts will be broken.
Willa is angry all the time, I can’t say that I don’t understand but sometimes she’s selfish, she doesn’t listen to her friends anymore and always thinks about her problems. She’s angry at her father for his lies, at Mia because she’s the one putting the paparazzi in her life and taking her father from her life. And most of all she’s angry at Finn because he lied to her the first night, she knows that he also feel something between them but he doesn’t want to act on it. Mostly, she’s angry all the time at everyone except in the end where she’s trying to calm herself.
Finn is angry at his mother but he’s afraid for her, he doesn’t want her to be left with a heart broken if something happens between Mia and Matt.
In this book, the adults are Finn and Willa and the parents are acting like children. I like Finn, his life wasn’t simple, being the son of a star is not easy everyday but he’s a good son and a good boy. I like that he wants to protect his mother and Willa, and I love what he’s doing for Willa in the new house. Willa is also a character I like, she’s angry, yes but her reasons are valid. I would love to see a romance between Willa and Finn but Damien is on the way and I think he will be the center in the next book.
Emily McKay has done a good job with this book, I like her writing style, and she knows how to express anger and so many more feelings. Her characters seems so real, it could be anyone. I’m so impatient to read the next book and see what will happen to Willa and Finn.
How Willa got her groove back is a story of family bond and trust.
Emily McKay is a life-long fan of books, pop-culture and anything geeky. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and baking cookies. When she’s not kicking-ass and scooping cookie dough, she’s watching videos from Screen Junkies (her favorite Youtube channel) or Pemberly Digital or Classic Alice. Okay, she has a Youtube problem! She’s seeking help. Really. Though, she may also have a slight problem with procrastination.
When the internet is down and there are no chocolate chips in the house, she does write books – everything from Harlequin romance novels to post-apocalyptic YA. Though her interests may appear broad, the common denominators are swoony heroes and snarky humor.