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When the school’s bad boy infiltrates her shelter, will she lose her sanctuary or her heart?
Hopelessly clumsy Ava, is too focused on graduation and keeping both feet on the ground to have a boyfriend. She has enough to worry about with a less than ideal home life.
Bad boy Dylan can’t help but find Ava’s klutziness entertaining. That doesn’t mean he wants to date her.
When court-ordered community service forces them together at the animal shelter, Ava fears she’s lost her refuge. Dylan’s arrogance gets under her skin. And she finds it unforgivable the dogs prefer him after everything she’s done for them. A spontaneous water fight heats things up and suddenly she anticipates each meeting. But his reputation might be too much for her to overlook.
Will Ava be forced to find a new escape? Or will she stumble her way into his heart?
Bad Boys Don’t Date Clumsy Girls is a light-hearted, clean young adult romantic comedy. The first book in the Oak Grove High series by KE Strand. It will make you cringe, cry, and cackle.
Buy Bad Boys Don’t Date Clumsy Girls for your latest binge read today.
Read an Excerpt
“Hi,” I say. “You must be the new volunteer. I’m Ava and I’ll…”
He turns around and my words fall away as my stomach clenches. Dylan Scott. Oh no. Not him.
“Oh, hey. You’re the mud girl.” He chuckles and then squints. “I think. It’s hard to recognize you now that I can see you.”
“Oh good. You’re a comedian,” I grumble.
Dylan is trouble with a capital T. He skips tons of school, has been suspended a couple of times, and has a reputation as the school heartbreaker. Chloe indicating he’ll be around for a while probably means he’s serving court-ordered community service. Great.
Running into him in the office the other day was one thing, but having him show up here in my sanctuary with something to hold over my head is beyond upsetting. Suddenly, I’m less excited about being here.
“So, what is there to do around here?” Dylan pulls his hands out of his pockets and holds them out to the side to indicate the entire shelter.
“Let me just put my stuff away, and we’ll get started.” I store the lunch Sam packed for me in the refrigerator and shove my purse into a locker. Taking a mental deep breath, I don what I hope is a pleasant expression and turn to Dylan. “Did you put your jacket away? You’ll probably need it.”
“Nah, don’t have one.”
I look at his t-shirt, which I suddenly notice fits him really well, and simultaneously blush and frown. “You came like that? It’s like forty degrees outside.”
“What can I say? I’m hot.”
MY REVIEW – 5 stars!
Bad Boys Don’t Date Clumsy Girls was an excellent mix of lighthearted comedy and serious issues. The story is a wonderful lesson on not judging people based on appearance and rumors.
At first, Ava doesn’t like Dylan. She’s heard the rumors and knows he’s a bad boy. The way he smirks when she has accidents really irritates her. But then the unthinkable happens… they’re stuck volunteering together at the animal shelter.
I enjoyed seeing a more serious side of Dylan, and while I enjoyed the heated moments between the two main characters, I really loved it when they opened up to each other more.
There’s so much going on in this book. While the author tried to pack in multiple storylines, I think it worked out well. A deeper dive into certain parts would have fleshed things out more, but for a quick read, the book was well done.
Definitely an author I’ll be adding to my list. I couldn’t stop reading, and look forward to the next book in the series.
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The review above is only my opinion.
About the Author:
KE Strand escapes within the pages of a book when real life thwarts her own outdoorsy adventures. But her favorite escape is into a story about young love. KE Strand writes clean teen romance because she loves those heart pounding moments of having a crush. The excitement, fear, and confusion of falling in love for the first time. And the relief and thrill of the first kiss. Each time you pick up a KE Strand book you’ll fall in love for the first time. You can find her on the following social media