Rating: ★★★★ or 4 stars
Song that reminds me of this book: Perfect Strangers by Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
Synopsis: Bachelor: A desirable potential boyfriend. AKA not Cole Kingston.
Seventeen-year-old Madison (Madi) Matthews wants nothing to do with the dating competition her school is holding to raise money for charity. She’s never been interested in chasing a guy before and she certainly isn’t interested in competing for one in front of the whole school.
But, when Madi is voted as one of the ten “lucky” contestants, she’s given no choice but to vie for the heart of Lincoln High’s most eligible bachelor. The problem is, they’ve chosen the wrong guy.
Cole Kingston might be good looking, great with a football and practically the king of Lincoln High, but he’s also cocky, arrogant, a serial flirt and Madi’s sworn enemy.
Will she be able to resist him though when the competition heats up and he turns his charms on her?
Review: Oooh this book was great! It is a YA contemporary romance that I actually enjoyed which is pretty unusual but the whole story was interesting enough to keep me hooked as well as build up tension.
The book is about arch enemies Madi and Cole. Cole is chosen to be the bachelor for the charity programme the school is running and Madi is chosen to be one of the (un)lucky girls to be chosen for the contest named “True Love”. Obviously, Madi is unhappy with her position as she already has a boyfriend but that soon changes…
The plotline of this story is interesting and not as predictable as I thought it would be. The whole “TV contest” thing is something that I have never heard of especially being run by a school (is this actually a thing in America or am I just a really weird Brit). Either way, it was refreshing to see.
I liked Madi as a character but I just have to like Cole more. Okay so sometimes Madi did kind of annoy me (when she wanted to be in the contest but said she didn’t) but other than that I like her and do feel really sorry for her especially in chapter 10. Cole is a sweetheart throughout, he truly cares about Madi and is a great character.
Overall this book exceeded my expectations and is a great pick-me-up for if I’m feeling a bit down because this story is quite heartwarming!
(Also just want to mention that in my mind, the boy on the cover looks nothing like the Cole I imagined but its okay)