Pepper is trying not to be crushed by all the demands in her life. As swim team captain, a completely straight A student, and her parents demands of her input into their company. She is just a high school student who should have just been a girl, meeting a boy, hoping he likes her. If only.
Jack is a total pretender. He pretends to be ok with the whole school assuming he is his brother. He pretends not to know all the goings on through an app he runs. He pretends to be a normal teenager, like all the others. What he really is well, is a boy. Just a boy, hoping to meet a girl who will like him for just being himself, and not his popular brother.
The characters have the sparks right from the start! Already like oil and water, there are many secrets to high school, and even more between the main MC's. That is before all the public hype too. Is it love, is it war? Is it just high school? I laughed and found myself turning each page wanting to get to the end fast. I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley & its publishers, in exchange for an honest review only.