Weddings, Crushes and Other Dramas

Weddings, Crushes and Other Dramas

by Emily McKay

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Overview

Falling in love with the best man wasn’t on the program.

Willa is happy to be the maid of honor in her dad’s upcoming wedding to uber-celeb Mia McCain. Not as happy about the best man being her soon-to-be stepbrother, the infuriating—and infuriatingly gorgeous—Finn McCain. Every time their paths cross, the attraction simmering between them grows a little harder to ignore. Willa knows all about guys like Finn—they only want what they can’t have. What’s between them isn’t real.

Finn has never felt anything more real than what’s developing between him and Willa. Sure, her dad warned him to steer clear, but it’s not just about forbidden temptation. He’s determined to prove to Willa he’s not going anywhere—and that happily-ever-after will always be worth the risk.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a wedding so crazy it’ll make you laugh, a stepbrother so hot he’ll make you swoon, and a heroine so real she’ll make you cry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682814239
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2017
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 845,878
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Weddings, Crushes and Other Dramas 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love both books and can't stop reading them both
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just bought the book and all of my pages are blank! I've tried just about everything to try and fix it but nothing has worked.
KittyKat4 More than 1 year ago
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* *Actual rating 2.5/5* I enjoyed this book but found both Willa and Finn to be quite annoying. The plot also seemed to drag a bit and I had to physically leave the book and come back to it because I was getting so annoyed with Willa and Finn's actions. Overall this was a light read that was fairly enjoyable.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Willa’s father- Matt was marrying Mia who was one of America’s most famous actresses and known as America’s sweetheart. Mia had a son named Finn that would also be with them he was a couple months older than Willa and ready to graduate in five months just like Willa. Finn was hot and Mia felt attracted to him and resented Finn because he was so hot and unattainable. m even though she had a boyfriend named Damien. Willa’s father was a cinematographer. Mia’s mom had died when Mia was eleven and until a couple months ago it had been pretty much just Willa and Matt even if Matt was gone a lot with his job. Finn felt an inexplicable pull come over him whenever he was near Willa. Finn excited Willa more than her boyfriend Damien did so they stayed away from each other as much as they could. Finn thought he was falling in love with Willa but fighting it every step of the way. Willa’s best friends were Himesh and Mariely since freshman year. Willa was the lead writer for the Senior Seminar - a web series. Damien is the male lead and horrible as the love interest but Willa doesn’t know what to do about it. Then Willa decides she wants to break up with Damien as he isn’t what she really wants. She goes to Finn for advice and he kisses Willa and it is her very first kiss. They are now staying at home while their parents are on their honeymoon for the better part of the next three weeks. Finn was excited that Willa had kissed him back. I absolutely loved this story. The plot was absolutely great. I loved the way it was written. Willa going out with Damien to protect her heart. I felt bad the Willa was so scared of loving and being let down as she basically had been all her life. I felt like i was there with Willa and Finn and everyone else. I loved how Mariely pointed out to Willa about why she went out with Damien and made Willa reexamine why she did the things she had. I can’t think of anything i didn’t like about this YA story. It was the best one I had read in a long time and my new favorite. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I highly recommend
Wicked_Reads More than 1 year ago
Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas most definitely cannot be read as a standalone. The Creative HeArts series features four couples written separately by four different authors, all intersecting in the same universe. Willa and Finn are couple #2 in the series, with the first book of theirs being book #2 (this is their conclusion, but also the 6th in the series). Complicated? Yes. So if you're picking this book up to read as a standalone, don't do it. Go back to the beginning. As a big fan of the series, I've been patiently waiting for more of Willa and Finn's story. Finn has been a large focal point by all the authors in all their books – he's a heartthrob, but also a strong friend to have in your corner. The reader can feel how appreciated Finn is by the creators of the series. Willa was lying just beneath the surface of the other books, seen and often times discussed, but never a scene-stealer. The couple are the perfect balance for one another. Truthfully, this book had me wanting to reread their first novel before this book, in order to get the full impact, as they are my favorite couple of the series. May do that soon. Enemies with a push-pull romance, mixed with the taboo of the impending doom of becoming step-siblings. Their relationship is the height of forbidden romance. Angsty deliciousness. If you're reading this review, debating if you wish to buy a copy, you either didn't heed my warning to check out book one in the series, or you're a series veteran. Either way, I'm not going to spoil the plot points. If you're reading this series, by book six, you know all the major players and their stories. In a nutshell, Emily McKay has a fluid writing style, with characters that exhibit the emotional maturity befitting their age group, with realistic reactions/actions. Dual-POV, we hear both sides. Finn is our brooding, tortured artist, struggling with a conflict of conscience. Willa is basically in denial, closing herself off because it's easier to think Finn a player. As a grown woman, I wanted to shake Willa a few times, give her a piece of my mind, and set her straight. Then I wanted to give Finn a hug and some advice on how to deal with a teenage girl. Both had realistic reactions to the situation they were placed in, which makes for yummy reading. As a big fan of the author and series, the reason I couldn't hand out a perfect 5-star is two-fold: I wished the story was slightly longer, and I'm well-written novella's biggest fan. A few more pages to tie up loose threads to create solid character building. Also, the adult in me appreciated that this is a young adult novel, keeping it clean for the younger readers. However, the ex-teenager that I used to be, knows that teenagers are not saints. So my only complaint on the not-so-realistic front is the lack of hormonal responses from our kids. Nothing explicit, simply true-to-life. We have a pair of step-siblings in love, living in the same house, so the reader missed out on a lot of tension buildup without any payoff. There was an opportunity for a few heart-pounding moments, which would have been comical. But that's just what I felt was 'missing' from the story. I look forward to book 7, as well as Emily McKay's next book. Young Adult age-range: 14+ ~ Erica received a free copy of this book to read & review for Wicked Reads. ~
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
So. Much. Adorableness. Here. I am really enjoying the Creative HeArts series, and Willa and Finn are possibly my favorite couple in the group, so when I heard that their book 2 was available? You'd better believe I jumped right on that! I'm happy to report--it did not disappoint. Once again we have all kinds of angsty chemistry going on--a forbidden romance (Willa's dad is still dead set against her dating Finn), tons of will-they-or-won't-they drama, awesome secondary characters (as usual!), and so many truly funny moments (the personalized three-weeks-to-the-wedding to-do binders? Just OMG) Gah! I ship these two so hard. Loved every second of this book. My only complaint? It took 90+% of the book for the two of them to finally get together--which is fine--but I really, really want me some more Willa and Finn together time. Instead, they come together and wham! Bam! we practically fast forward to the end of the school year and...it's over. I really, really was hoping for a book 3, but it doesn't look as if I'll get one. Sigh. I would have loved to (slightly spoiler-ish comments to follow--skip to the end if you don't want to read them) have seen their talk with Willa's dad, Willa's college admissions drama, and how their senior seminar project turns out (though fingers crossed we'll get more on that from the other series books). Still, though. Willa and Finn. Can't go wrong. Plus, they're sure to pop in and out of the rest of the series books, so it's all good. Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.) “Of all the girls in Austin, why did he want the one he could never have?” This was a YA contemporary romance featuring the Willa and Finn from How Willa Got Her Groove Back. I liked Willa and Finn in this book and it was nice to see how tortured Finn was over Willa, and how in denial Willa was! The storyline in this book was about Willa and Finn trying to hide their feelings from one another, and concentrate on their parents wedding instead. We got a slow burning and very forbidden romance though, and Finn and Willa were really sweet together. I also loved the tension of the ‘will-they-won’t-they’ storyline. The ending to this was pretty good, and I was pleased with the way things worked out. 7.5 out of 10
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
It has been several months since Willa’s father announced his engagement to celebrity Mia McKain, and the wedding is only three weeks away. Mia has everyone on a tight schedule…which means that Willa and Finn will have to stop ignoring each other long enough to make Mia happy. That would be fine if they actually thought of each other as step-siblings, but the chemistry between them is getting harder to deny—despite their parents’ marriage, senior year, Willa’s boyfriend, Finn’s bribe, and every other obstacle in their way. Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas by Emily McKay is the cute conclusion (or is it?) to this high school romance. Willa’s spunk drew me in from the first page, yet again. I really adore all of her funky thoughts and comments in her narration; it speaks of a well-written book. And Finn is as hot, caring, and irritating (to Willa) as ever. I mean, he was a great guy who truly cares for Willa, but he had a hard time showing it. Willa was still as clueless as ever when it came to the men in her life and facing her challenges. It irritated a little, but those were the lessons she learned in this book, making her a true dynamic character. And let’s not forget that the adorable romance and the fantastic prose easily made up for any leftover annoyance. Both of the characters made huge mistakes in their relationship, but it was great to see Willa and Finn overcome those mistakes and move on. The literary comparison at the end of the story was perfect—I’m not giving it away, though! In case you wanted to know, Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas contains swearing, kissing, sexual innuendos, and a gay couple. I enjoyed this novel very much and would gladly recommend it to lovers of high school romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley, through Chapter by Chapter blog tours. All opinions are expressly my own.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Weddings, Crushes and other Dramas by Emily McKay......This was a great fun quick read. It was enjoyable to watch the stories be told for Willa and Finn be told. They are both likeable and relatable characters. Emily McKay sucks you into the story and has you flipping pages to find out what is going on. I highly recommend this book and series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book from publisher via NetGalley.
BookishThings More than 1 year ago
Weddings, Crushes and Other Dramas is one of those feel good books. You know, the ones that you go into and know you’re going to smile, or laugh, or get little butterflies. I missed Willa so much. She’s such an amazing character. She may be a bit naive at times, but she’s also loyal, geeky, and full of awkwardness. Basically, I can relate to her on so many levels. Finn is guarded, as per usual, but he begins to open up a little bit. He let’s Willa in a little bit more. And don’t get me started on Damien. Just...ugh. But I do love all of Willa and Finn’s friends. They call them on their crap and let their voices be heard. Even if they don’t want to hear what they are saying. If you want something light and fun, this is a great book to pick up. You’ll be laughing, swooning, and falling for the characters with each word you read.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Weddings, Crushes and Other Dramas by Emily McKay! Finn and Willa are soon becoming step siblings because Willa's father, Matt, asked Mia, Finn's mother, to marry him. The parents get along well, but the paparazzi make life difficult for Willa. Mia is a famous actress and Finn helps Willa deal with the publicity since he feels used to it. I think Finn's protectiveness of Willa is cute and I'm very happy about the references to Harry Potter, the wizarding world and quidditch; they made me smile and added to the list of commonalities between Willa and Finn. This is a cute, charming story about two teens trying to figure out their relationship with each other in the scheme of all that's occurring around them. I give 4.5 stars for a book that turned out to have more depth than I expected and for the sweet romance that grows throughout the story!
onemused More than 1 year ago
“Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas” is quick, fun, romantic story about Willa and Finn, who are seniors in high school and soon to be step-siblings. This is a continuation of an earlier book in the series, but I read this as a stand-alone and it would fit as a stand-alone easily (you are caught up on the previous book in the first few pages/don’t need any history to enjoy this one). As a “Crush” book, it’s meant to be read in one sitting, and thank goodness it is short enough to do so- as I don’t think I could have put this one down. Willa describes Finn as her nemesis, while Finn is pretty sure he’d like to describe Willa as his girlfriend, but at least as a friend. The book flips back and forth between their viewpoints. The back-drop of their stories is their parents’ wedding and preparations plus their school project that Willa believes may allow her to get into the best colleges. Willa and Finn are both easily likable- Willa is adorkable and sweet, and Finn may seem like a playboy who never lets anyone get too close, but he’s super mushy and romantic on the inside. The question is really if Willa will allow him to get close enough to open up. Predictable and cute, this was a great story that went by too fast! I loved the writing style and all the characters- we get to hear some tidbits about some of Willa’s friends and they are all fun characters. I am very curious to read more from this delightful series! Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
sm0120 More than 1 year ago
He wanted more than just the occasional excuse to touch her. He wanted to be with her without needing an excuse to do it. He wanted to kiss her. He wanted her to smile at him. It's not weird that I'm a grown woman who completely melted into a puddle of feelings after reading this quote from Finn, is it??? Because I did, I so did! And that wasn't the only time. He'll have you swooning and pulling for him, as he grapples with his feelings for Willa while she does her best to keep her distance. As soon to be step-siblings Willa and Finn have a lot of obstacles they're facing, but that doesn't stop Finn from taking a chance to show Willa how much he cares about her, in hopes that maybe, just maybe, she'd be willing to get past her issues and take a chance on him. Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas is such a cute book! I haven't read the first book focused soley on Willa and Finn, How Willa Got Her Groove Back, but I don't feel as if I've missed out on a whole lot, although I do plan on going back to read what started all the animosity between them in the first place! There's quite a bit of push and pull in this book, especially on Willa's end- poor girl's torn between who she thought would be the perfect high school boyfriend, and the one who really is! (At least in my opinion!) Add in the stress of the wedding between their parents and you have all the makings of one fun read. I'm not even ashamed by the fact that I'm older than the parents in the Creative HeArts series, I'm here to tell you I love these books! If you're a fan of YA this is one series I would definitely recommend. You can enjoy all the fun and stress of high school without actually having to relive it!