by Natalie Decker
Release Date: 08/26/14
Summary from Goodreads:
Skylar Fletcher is a proud Harris Academy Bulldog! She has everything she’s ever wanted: a perfect boyfriend, great friends, and her dream college waiting for her in the fall. But nothing lasts forever. Skylar’s world shatters when her mom decides it is time to move and drags Skylar, kicking and screaming, into Bobcat territory.
At Delmont High School, home of the Bobcats, Skylar has no friends and is often bullied. To make matters worse, her home life sucks thanks to all-star quarterback Caleb Morgan, nephew of her mom’s live-in boyfriend.
At first Skylar and Caleb want nothing to do with one another. But they soon discover they’re not that different after all–and each is harboring a secret attraction to the other. But can a Bulldog and a Bobcat ever really be more than friends? And are Skylar and Caleb willing to risk everything to find out? Rival Love is a debut young adult contemporary romance from Natalie Decker.
I really, really enjoyed Rival Love. I had a hard time at the beginning, because I don’t know any schools that have THAT big of a rivalry. My high school may not have liked Stinkin’ Lincoln, but we were never like knockdown, drag out crazy, more like trash talking crazy, which seems to be the norm with every other school I know of.
I spent a lot of time feeling irritated at the characters. I don’t know anyone who would act the way Skylar’s “friends” do, and Caleb was just as bratty as Skylar was. I couldn’t help but love them though. I wanted them to be together. I just knew that if either one of them were to pull their head out of their hiney that they would be great together. I didn’t like the ending very much. Unless there is going to be a sequel, it was unsatisfying. I loved the rest of the book though! I hope you all check it out!
About the Author
Natalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!
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