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Young Adult Fiction 171
Anxiety and Adventure
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
After Natalie is diagnosed with anxiety, she feels like a burden to her parents and can't handle their judging stares. To get away, she applies for a spin off of a show she loves called Wild Co-Edventures where she has the opportunity to win a scholarship for $100,000. She's partnered with a less than pleasant guy named Finn. While he lacks the southern charm she's used to, Natalie still finds herself intrigued by him. For one thing, he's definitely way more prepared for the outdoors than she is with all of his knowledge and pockets.

The two of them work together as best as they can with their minds set on the prize. As they spend more time together, they learn each other's secrets and fears. The more Finn learns about Natalie, the more questions he has. Even though she's the sunshine to his storm cloud, he wants to learn everything about her. The only problem is Natalie's anxiety loves to rear its ugly head at the worst moments.

WILD ABOUT YOU is a rom-com that takes the setting outdoors and on an adventure. Natalie is a very relatable character with her anxiety and knack for overthinking. She has a talent for finding negativity in most things Finn says when really it's just her mind assuming the worst. She struggles to overcome this and Finn is the perfect partner for her. He's so patient and tries to reinforce positivity to counter her negative feelings. The two start out as oil and water yet manage to blend together in the end. I love the slow burn of their relationship and watching the two of them grow into better people together.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of contemporary romance that fall into the tropes of forced proximity and grumpy/sunshine. With relatable characters, this is an easy read even with its heavy topics.
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