Falling For the Wrong Guy

Teenagers are more likely to do stupid things without thinking about consequences. Both characters of this novel did such things. They fell for one another knowing that they are off limits.

From the very beginning it was interesting to see how Ruby Davis and Drew Scott were fighting their feelings and as the story progresses their feelings become deeper. As the relationship grows their lives became more complex. Suddenly they have to tell the world about their forbidden love on the one hand, and on the other Drew has to deal with his feelings of guilt.

In this relatively short novel (170 pages) the author raises many issues. Beside the already mentioned forbidden love and Drew’s guilt, there is an issue of continuing to live after the tragic accident. The author also raised the issue of alcoholic and abusive parents. The last one was a bit too much for me and the story would be so much better without it.

Ruby and Drew are great characters and they grow so much during the story. I especially like Ruby. She is a brave and strong girl that played all her moves right, and in the end she found happiness. Drew is a very broken person and by the end of the story his healing process has just begun.

Falling For the Wrong Guy is an emotional read. It is also a fast read with a very realistic ending. I enjoyed it very much.


Drew Scott made a mistake, which cost him his best friend and got him scars. Now he is back in school and he will have to cooperate with his ex-best friends’ sister. Suddenly both of them start to feel something they should not feel because it is forbidden.

Book Blurb for Falling For the Wrong Guy

She had no right to want him. And no way to resist...

Ruby Davis has a crush on her brother's best friend. At least, he was his bestie until the big betrayal. Now Drew is off limits to everyone, especially Ruby. She can't stand the way people treat him, or the way he feels about himself. It isn't right. And those deep green eyes are calling to her.

Drew is scarred and damaged, and he has no business even looking at Ruby. But he can't help himself. She's beautiful, but he does his best to stay away. When they are assigned a school project, they become reluctant friends - even though they want so much more.

She's torn between her feelings for Drew and loyalty to her brother. There's no way they can ever be together...but love just might find a way

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2015 4.00