“Attraction isn’t something that only happens once, with one person. It’s part of what drives humans. Our attraction to each other, to art, to food, to entertainment. Attraction is fun. So when you decide to commit to someone, you aren’t saying, ‘I promise I’ll never be attracted to anyone else.’ You’re saying, ‘I promise to commit to you, despite my potential future attraction to other people.’” I look at Clara. “Relationships are hard for that very reason. Your body and your heart don’t stop finding the beauty and the attraction in other people simply because you’ve made a commitment to one person. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re drawn to someone else, it’s up to you to remove yourself from that situation before it becomes too hard to fight.” – 4.5/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: suckers, watermelon jolly ranchers, group projects, nosy neighbours, free movie tickets, Starbucks coffee, the colour orange, secret letters, hotel rooms, birthday boards, films, cute babies and promposals.
The queen Colleen has done it again. This is such a good book! I’ve learned by now that Colleen’s books never disappoint me, so I just grab them and start reading. She always creates such unique stories with the craziest elements, and this one was no exception.
I didn’t know what the book was about when I picked it up and I decided to keep it that way because I knew there were going to be a lot of surprises and twists along the way. And I was right, the story was an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end. The only things you should know if you decide to pick this up is that it follows the relationship between Morgan and her teenage daughter, Clara. Their POV alternates between chapters, so you’ll know what each one of them is thinking and feeling. Clara feels like her mother is always predictable and boring, and she wants to be different than her. Meanwhile, Morgan is just trying to prevent her daughter to make the same mistakes she did when she was younger, which led her to never pursue her dreams to take care of her family. And in Colleen’s old fashion, something very tragic happens and we get a lot of surprises… and that’s all you need to know 🙂
And yes, there is romance here! In fact, both of them have their own romance story, which makes the book even more special. The story is very emotional, so keep tissues near you while you read because you will need them. The progression and pacing were great, the characters were fantastic – especially the grandpa – and the romances were super cute. And to top it all off, the ending was the sweetest thing ever!
My only negative point – and the reason why I’m giving it 4.5 instead of 5 stars – was Clara’s behaviour. I know she was going through a lot, but I just can’t get over what she did to the poor boy. But I don’t know… maybe I’m being insensitive, so take my opinion with a grain of salt!
I really loved this book and I highly recommend it if you like dramatic romances and if you are a fan of the author’s previous work. It’s completely worth it!