My Review: I love a good YA summer romance and for me, this one totally hit the spot! Why didn't I ever have a summer romance like this one?
Sienna is a girl who seems to have it all--star football player boyfriend, wealthy, beautiful, and ready to start college, majoring in dance. But she has some issues. Her father passed away the summer before her senior year in a car accident--and she was driving. Sienna has a hard time dealing with that and when the family goes to Tybee for their annual summer vacation, memories resurface and cause problems for her. Right off the bat, Sienna finds herself in a scary situation...and she also finds herself in the arms of a very handsome stranger.
Austin hasn't had an easy upbringing. He's had to fight to get to where he is, yet he is the kindest, most non-judgmental guy you could meet. He and Sienna seem so different, from the opposite sides of the tracks, yet sometimes, opposites really do attract. What girl in her right mind could resist Austin? Sienna has some serious choices to make.
I really enjoyed the sparks between these two characters. They both have issues to deal with and the way they come to realize what really matters was such a treat. They both make some generalized assumptions about people, including themselves and each other, but there is generally more to a person than just a few facts. I loved the journey; I loved the story; I loved the romance; I loved the little surprises and twists; and I loved the ending!
Content: no language; mild violence; lots of kissing. Clean!
I watch as Sienna glides the ChapStick across her supple lips. Slowly. Temptingly. She must know what she’s doing to me. “You want some?” she asks.
I want to take the ChapStick right off her lips, but I don’t think that’s what she’s offering.
“Johnston’s debut spotlights romance and familial relationships, including themes like grief and self-sacrifice. It’s an ideal story for readers looking for a deep-rooted YA love story with the emotional ups and downs and poignancy of a Nicholas Sparks contemporary. There’s also a touch of wit and a sigh-worthy hero – a definite on your TBR list.” – RT Book Reviews
“This is contemporary YA fiction at its best! –Kay Lynn Mangum, author of The Secret Journal of Brett Colton
“Rewind to You will steal your hear away.” –Kelly Nelson, author of The Keeper’s Saga
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