Can Kaysie have a summer romance with Troy and still remain true to Brian? After all, Brian did tell her to have a fling or two while she was on vacation! But what happens when feelings and hormones collide? Can Kaysie trust her heart to stay on track? And how is she going to keep an eye on her mother and Troy's father--who just happens to be Mom's former summer romance? How did fun in the summer sun get so complicated, anyway?
I so never planned on having a summer romance. And I totally never expected my mother to have one. I mean, she's such a relic that her husband is actually my father.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. I want to tell this story before I forget it. After all, in just a few short years I'll be in my twenties and I'll start losing ten thousand brain cells a day.
So, near as I can remember, this is the beginning …
"...a charming young adult novel about love and identity....a spunky heroine takes charge of her life, makes mistakes, dusts herself off, and tries again. Kevin, her heartthrob, is both believable and appealing. The plot moves quickly with enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing about whether-and with whom-Mattie will find true love ...."
~ Debra Stang, eBook Reviews Weekly
"...a plot that is big on empowerment for the female teen, while exploring the conflicting emotions, uncertainty, and dreams that are prevalent in those "between" years... a story about a young woman who has character, a sense of compassion, strong commitment, determination, and understanding beyond her years. We see the questions about ethics, compassion and morality arise and how they are handled. This is a very good portrayal of the teen years, addressing some of the issues that are faced, the challenges and opportunities that can arise, and the choices that are made....
~ Kim Green-Spangler, Womenonwriting.com
"...a great insight into the insecurities, hopes, dreams, and confusion of being a teenager, and the self-acceptance and realization that not all is how it appears to be at first. Mattie is self-conscious over her appearance, little realizing that her true beauty has been shining forth all the time - even without the weight loss and haircut. The new look just gives her the self-confidence to hold her head high and let the "real" Mattie shine forth. She realizes that even guys, and the "popular" kids, have insecurities and fears of their own...I found it to be entertaining, and...I plan on reading more of Ms. Herrick's books in the future."
~ Teresa Henson, Romance Junkies