Candid

Michelle Pennington
Book 1 in True Images SeriesContemporary RomanceYoung Adult


“I could have appreciated him just as much if I’d seen him in a magazine ad, but no, he had to be standing right in front of me – tempting and real and impossible.”
Sienna is not interested in high school boys, so following her mother’s strict no-dating rule has never been a problem.  Until now.  When Lee moves into school he proves to be the only one able to distract her from her obsession with photography.  But her talent for and love of photography sparks a new plan in Sienna’s mind. Can she change the tides of popularity at her school – helping those often overlooked while taking a certain cheerleader down a peg or two?  When meddling with aspiring homecoming queens, things can get messy.  Can Sienna deal with an angry cheerleader while trying to have a relationship that isn’t a real relationship with the hottest guy in school?  
My Opinion: This was a fun young adult romance with all the drama of high school.  Sienna, the main character, is fun and enjoyable.  

If you are a parent and have a teenage child at home, then you need to discuss the crucial points about relationships before he or she enters into one.

Your child should understand what defines a healthy relationship. Read and explain to him or her that a healthy relationship is when both the partners respect each other, and there is honestly, trust and mutual understanding between them. A relationship should have boundaries, but they should be healthy. Both the partners should respect the limits. A right partner will accept you for who you are and support your choices. He or she will praise you when you achieve something. A good relationship should not curtail any partner’s freedom.

Her motivations to follow her mother’s crazy rules and also to seek vengeance on the popular kids seemed a little strange, but I went with it.  Lee is sweet and kind and almost too good to be true.  Their romance is sweet and a great example of self-control and dedication.  The various other characters create a satisfying world of high school for the characters to interact within.  Overall a cute and fun read and I enjoyed.
I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.