Playing Her Secret Crush has been on my radar since I saw that is was going to be published. Then I saw that Chapter By Chapter Blog Tours was doing a last minute blog tour for this book and decided to sign up. Thanks to Chapter By Chapter, Casey Griffin and Entangled Teen for the chance to read and review!
All her life, Katie has been chosen last for everything: the last picked on the playground, the last picked by her absent father, and definitely the last picked by boys—even her secret crush, Alex, friend-zoned her. This senior year, Katie is determined to come first.
But then Alex asks her to help him find a date?!
Alex has been living life in the fast lane, but he’s ready to slow down—with a girlfriend. The last person on earth he’d consider? The girl his brother developed serious feelings for before he died: Katie. The only way Alex is going to get over Katie is by falling for someone new. And who better to help him find his new crush than the girl he can’t stop thinking about?
What can possibly go wrong?
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Cover This is such a cute cover! I think it would’ve been just a little better if it was clear they were holding like a gaming console. Falling for your best friend is a dangerous game, haha. The perfect line for the cover.
Plot Playing Her Secret Crush was a fast and fun read. As a fan of contemporary books, this is a must read. Katie feels like she always chosen last. Her father left, at school she is last and even her secret crush doesn’t seem to notice her. Her senior year is going to be different. Katie is a brand new person and wants to show the world. Alex’s life has been turned upside down. After a tragic loss, he’s trying to find his way in life. Living with no regrets and doing everything is getting tiring. A girlfriend could be something to calm him down? Casey Griffin wrote this book from Katie and Alex’s POV and it was so cute! I loved the gaming aspect in the story as well. In a lot of books the main characters that game are boys. Playing Her Secret Crush represents the girl gamers and just shows that girls can love it just as much. I don’t game myself, but always think it’s fun to watch someone game. Katie and Alex have been close for awhile and it’s fun to read that they both have feelings for each other but don’t think the other feels the same. Alex wanting a girlfriend and Katie trying to flirt give some funny situations. I loved that Katie realizes that she is good the way she is and doesn’t have to try and be someone else. This book may be a bit predictable, but the gaming element made up for that. Another fun summer read! I defnitely recommend this book to contemporary lovers!
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About the Author
Casey Griffin can often be found at comic conventions on her days off from her day job, driving 400 ton dump trucks in Northern Alberta, Canada. As a jack of all trades with a resume boasting registered nurse, English teacher, and photographer, books are her true passion, and she is currently busy writing every moment she can.
Playing Her Secret Crush is such a fun and cute story! My boyfriend is a big fan of gaming, so it was fun to read a book with a gaming element. They definitely made it sound like fun! Have you read Playing Her Crush? What did you think?