Fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han will delight as the fireworks spark and the secrets fly in this delicious summer romance from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
When Jade decided to spend the summer with her aunt in California, she thought she knew what she was getting into. But nothing could have prepared her for Quentin. Jade hasn’t been in suburbia long and even she knows her annoying (and annoyingly cute) next-door neighbor spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E.
And when Quentin learns Jade plans to spend her first American summer hiding out reading books, he refuses to be ignored. Sneaking out, staying up, and even a midnight swim, Quentin is determined to give Jade days–and nights–worth remembering.
But despite their storybook-perfect romance, every time Jade moves closer, Quentin pulls away. And when rumors of a jilted ex-girlfriend come to light, Jade knows Quentin is hiding a secret–and she’s determined to find out what it is.
I was enchanted by the by this sweet young adult love story and the quick wit and flirtatious banter between Quentin and Jade. I loved their innocent relationship with a not so unpredictable twist. Stories of first loves and innocence captured are treasures no one gets too old to enjoy.
Quentin was one of those characters you can’t help but love. He’s the responsible green that even with his baggage, you’d love your daughter to meet and fall in love.
The ending left a little to be desired. I don’t have to be spoon-fed a complete conclusion, but I would’ve liked to see a bit more of what happened or maybe an epilogue. Regardless of that, it was a sweet, easy read that made me feel like there may still be some good left in our young adults.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.