Blurb from Goodreads
Ashton Summers is on her way to becoming the most popular girl in school and nothing—or no one—is going to stand in her way. Especially not Luca Byron, her freak neighbor, with his tattoos, loud music, and distracting green eyes.
Luca Byron has three goals in life: get through high school with a low profile, make sure his garage band becomes something more than a hobby, and try to forget about his insufferable ex-best friend, Ashton, who he can’t get out of his mind.
The last thing Ashton and Luca want to do is rekindle their friendship, but when Ashton takes a tumble down the social ladder, Luca—with his new makeover—is the only one who can help her rise up again by pretending to be her boyfriend. At first, being together is unbearable and annoying, but things start to change as Ashton and Luca discover the real reasons they drifted apart seven years ago.
Now, keeping their hands off each other seems impossible.
Meet Ashton Summers. She is the epitome of a mean girl. I really hate her even when I know she’s only a fictional character. She’s a bully, full of herself and couldn’t learn from her mistakes. In some part, I don’t want her to get happy ending. That’s how much I hate her. But it also shows that the author did a really good job writing her. She can make her character under my skin while I read her story.
And then there is Luca Byron, Ashton’s childhood friend. Everyone think he’s a freak just because he wears black; black t-shirt, black jeans, black shoes with black eyelines and black hair; has tattoos and befriend with piercing boys.
They share the story through their POV. Unlike Ashton, Luca couldn’t convince me how much he hates Ashton and doesn’t care of what people think of him and his friends. There are times that I felt like he just doesn’t know what he wants and feels toward Ashton. Although he keeps telling me that there is nothing wrong with the way he and his friends dress and it has nothing to do with their personality, to me his suddent changes tell the opposite. It’s like he wants Ashton to accept him with the way she pictures of what best for him. Being someone who proud of him self and doesn’t care of what people think, I thought he will stick to what he believes, just to prove that the inside is more important than the outside.
As much as cliché this story, I really enjoyed reading it. It is one page-turner book. I can’t stop reading it until I finished.
Result: 3 out of 5 Stars