15 February 2018

The Dating Debate - Tour & Review

The Dating Debate
by Chris Cannon

What they say: Nina Barnes thinks Valentine’s Day should be optional. That way single people like her wouldn’t be subjected to kissy Cupids all over the place. That is, until her mom moves them next door to the brooding hottie of Greenbrier High, West Smith. He’s funny, looks amazing in a black leather jacket, and he’s fluent in Harry Potter, but she’s not sure he’s boyfriend material. 

West isn’t sure what to make of Nina. She’s cute and loves to read as much as he does, but she seems to need to debate everything and she has a pathological insistence on telling the truth. And West doesn’t exactly know how to handle that, since his entire life is a carefully constructed secret. Dating the girl next door could be a ton of fun, but only if Nina never finds out the truth about his home life. It’s one secret that could bring them together or rip them apart. 

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is not for anyone who has to get in the last word, but it is for all book nerds, especially those who live next door to so called unapproachable gorgeous guys. There’s no debating the chemistry. 

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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: I do love a cute YA romance which is exactly what you get with The Debating Debate! It's sweet, funny and full of teen angst and drama!

Think boy-next-door meets coming-of-age story, with a lot of book humour and flirty arguing.

Nina's a book nerd and proud of it. West is the oh-so-handsome, moody, bad boy who lives next door. They have nothing in common and don't socialise until a misplaced snarky comment leads to a future Valentine's dance plan. Neither is really sure what to think but they both want to win the battle. Nina is determined he should take her because he joked he would.

Nina's sassy and determined. She made me smile. Also I'd love my own Gidget. I did find her a little irritating at times (only sometimes). Sorry! As a self-titled book geek and Potterhead, I liked all the Harry Potter mentions, although I would have liked to see her branch out to other fandoms at times. This is only a small thing though. I liked Nina and wanted her to overcome her insecurities and to help West deal with his.

West is closed off. Seriously, the guy is extremely guarded and secretive. This comes from his unusual home-life and family situation (no spoilers here). Most of the time I wanted to do a Nina/Nina's Mum and give him a big old hug!

I enjoyed their squabbling and banter, but what I liked the most was seeing them encourage and support each other. This story is seriously cute!

3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!

Author Spotlight:

Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online here:



“So, this whole dance thing?” West picked up a fork, took a bite of rice, and stared at me like he was waiting for me to give him an easy out. Not going to happen. Mess with a smart girl and suffer the consequences.
“You started it,” was the most amusing response I could come up with.
“No.” He shook his head as if trying to emphasize his response. “You started it when you invited me in for dinner.”
“Why? Because I knew you’d rather eat dirt than join us for rice? That’s your fault for being a suck-up and carrying my mom’s food.”
“I was being nice,” he shot back.
“No good deed goes unpunished.” I batted my eyelashes at him. “Besides, I was going to help her before you rushed over.”
He looked at me like I was crazy. “So I shouldn’t have helped your mom, but it’s okay for you to shove Cole off on Vicky.”
“Please. He’s a nice guy. She’ll fall for him...maybe because he’s the total opposite of you.”
He pointed his fork at me. “Where do you get off judging me?”
“I’m not judging you. I meant you’re all black-leather- jacket-brooding loner guy, and he’s Mr.-Happy-Sunshine- everyone-is-my-friend.”
“Fine. Mr. Sunshine is out of the way now, so there’s no need for us to go to the dance.”
“Nice try,” I said. “We’re going to the dance.”
“Because you said we were,” I said. “And lying is never acceptable. Don’t stress about this. I’m not proposing we run off to Mexico and get matching his-and-her tattoos. We’ll just go to the dance together. No big deal.”
“Right. Nothing is ever that simple.”


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