Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
Lexie believed that her life was over when her mother bought her a tennis racket and a bikini, two of the things that she hated the most. And when she finds out that her mother had signed her up for a tennis day camp, her life seemed to be going down the drain, especially when finding out that her twin brother, Colin, wouldn't be there. Then Colin brings up some major news that changes Lexie's perspective on this upcoming summer. Jake, Colin's best friend and the guy that Lexie has had a crush on since the very first time they met, will be at camp, too. Maybe now Jake will finally see Lexie as more than just a friend - and maybe even ask her to be his girlfriend.
Before she knows it her dream comes true; well, kind of. Jake finds out that Bree, the most popular girl in school, has her sights on him, and Bree always gets what she wants. But Jake is far from interested in being her boyfriend. So Colin comes up with a master plan: have Lexie become Jake's "girlfriend" so Bree will back off. Unfortunately, Bree doesn't get the hint and still tries to get Jake to notice her. Yet something much bigger happens, the feelings between Jake and Lexie change, and now Lexie doesn't understand what is fact and what is fiction. Are they still pretending?
HE'S WITH ME starts out the very new pseudo-series I HEART BIKINIS, and what a great job it does. Sure, it may seem like any other fluffy teen novel, but the story that Tamara Summers has created leaves a smile on the reader's face all the way until the last page. This is the perfect beach read for this upcoming summer.
I picked up this book because I had recently read "Save the Date" which is also by Tamara Summers. I was pleasantly surprised by the book so I thought maybe I'd found a new favorite author. I'm sorry to say this isn't so. He's With Me is a typical preteen novel. It's silly, immature, and frankly kinda boring. I have to say the ending was kinda sweet though.
This fraternal twins (boy and girl) both have a best friend. Okay, forget all of that. These twins, Collin and Lexie, make a new friend before this book. At the time Jake was the new kid in town. Now they are the three amigos. Collin isn't going to a summer camp with Jake and Lexie and Lexie has a major crush on Jake. Jake has a big problem. This girl named Bree wants to make him her summer boyfriend. Jake doesn't want that so he asks Lexie to be his pretend girlfriend. Lexie says yes...but will they end up being together for real???