Endless Summer novel
by Monica Murphy
Annie McFarland is sick of being a shy nobody. A session at summer camp seems like the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself—gain some confidence, kiss a boy, be whoever she wants to be. A few days in, she’s already set her sights on über-hottie Kyle. Too bad her fear of water keeps her away from the lake, where Kyle is always hanging out.
Jacob Fazio is at Camp Pine Ridge after one too many screw-ups. Junior counseling seems like punishment enough, but the rigid no-fraternizing-with-campers rules harsh his chill. When a night of Truth or Dare gets him roped into teaching Annie how to swim, she begs him to also teach her how to snag Kyle.
Late-night swim sessions turn into late-night kissing sessions…but there’s more on the line than just their hearts. If they get caught, Jake’s headed straight to juvie, but Annie’s more than ready to dare him to reveal the truth.
If you, like me, are a fan of easy, fun, and cute reads - look no further. This book is Young Adult, so there are some steamy parts, but way different than the romance books I usually review on here. It's been awhile since I've read YA actually, so I was a bit worried about getting back on that wagon. I shouldn't have feared it, however, Daring the Bad Boy was truly an engrossing read.
Annie is the shy, somewhat nerdy girl who is off at camp and tired of being who she is...the good girl. She's trying to get the camp jock to notice her, but to no avail. Jake is a boy going through some hard times since losing his mother. Those hard times cause him to be shipped to camp to be a counselor as community service. Once Jake is there, it's Annie who grabs his attention - but getting involved with a camper is totally against the rules. Miscommunication and misunderstandings ensue.
I'm not going to say what happens because that is part of the fun! It was such a great read and it's also my first Monica Murphy and I can truly say that I'm looking forward to reading more from her!