Any Boy But You (North Pole, Minnesota #1)
Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥I love this series. I've read the books out of order but their all standalone stories so it doesn't really matter. The North Pole is my favourite fictional town and I can't wait to see what Julie Hammerle will come up with next.
When I read the synopsis of this book I expected the story to be sweet, but predictable. What I got was so much more. Any boy but you, wasn't the fiery hate relationship I was expecting.
Elena and Oliver are on opposite sides. They are literally working on opposite sides of the road. Their families both run sports shops in the North Pole. Their grandparents started the shop as a partnership but a long-running feud has turned these two families into a modern day, Romeo and Juliet.
Oliver is a twin his sisters is Miss Popular. Oliver would rather play video games and live the life of a hermit. His school grades are average and he doesn't have many friends. His mum has decided enough is enough. He needs to improve his life and get out more. Oliver has created a game which is designed to boost sales in the sports shop. Now his mum has put him on a technology diet he has to hand the reins to his sister.
Elena knows her family business is in trouble, but she doesn't realise how bad it is. They have let all their employees go and Elena is working a lot of hours. She has given up running for the school and her free time is now spent at the shop. Her best friend Harper has been really busy lately and Elena finds herself drawn to Oliver's game. Everyone around town is playing it and 1st prize is her summer break dream. Elena is approached to tutor Oliver and the money is too good to turn down. They struggle to get on and survive the sessions.
Oliver wants to check up on his game and the only way he can is to join as a player. He isn't trying to win he just wants to see his masters piece. What he finds is an online chat with an amazing girl. She's funny, interesting and has Oliver wanting a social life for once. They don't know who each other is but there are lots of people in the North Pole surely it can't be the one person he hates the most.
The side story of this book is Harper's story. She hooks up with Oliver's twin and she realises girls may not be a passing thought. I hope Harper gets her own story. She's an interesting character and I want to see her find love.
5 stars out of 5. Great Read.
Kindle Edition £2.37, 201 pages
Published February 13th 2017 by Entangled: Crush