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He does everything he can to find an escape from his house of constant arguing and facade; but, when Emilia needs his help in finding her birth parents Nick does whatever he can to help her. Regardless of the back-handed deals he has to make with his dad to get the information Emilia would need.
Emilia needs to focus on her dancing, hoping it will take her mind and heart off Nick. The more time she spends with him, the harder she falls in love. She proposes to Nick that they find comfort in each other for just the summer and at the end go their back to just being friends. One summer as being friends with benefits, how could Nick turn down such a deal. No strings attached for either of them.
What will happen once these two reach the end of summer?
I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.
I had a difficult time with this book. I wanted to like it, but it seemed there were too many subplots going on, and no resolution to anything.
1) Attraction to Brothers Best Friend
2) Attraction to Best Friends little sister.
3) Seeking birth parents.
4) Father and Mother divorce/separation
6) Being told what to do by aggressive
father, out of fear.
7) Lying, growing up.
8) School / Dance
Abrupt endings are one of my major pet peeves. This one falls right into that category. Why, I ask again and again what the purpose is? I get you are trying to leave it on a cliff hanger, but just leaving us with so many unanswered questions is completely frustrating.
So here are my questions?
- Are Nick and Emilia together or not together? They just kiss and we are supposed to think everything is all peaches?
- So is Emilia going to tell her parents she meet Claire Carter?
I don't know. I mean if you read the book and don't agree with anything I am saying that is perfectly fine with me. Just explain to me then why we are left wondering. We are not even given a sliver to go with.
I will give this book a 3 star rating. Why, after I just chewed it out. Well, because the book has promise. It has a good foundation and the characters are not that bad. It just needs to pick a few themes and stick with them instead of having a tone and barely covering the surface of each. .
Some mild swearing, discussion about sex, making-out scenes. Active Drinking,
Topics: Older Brother is gay and has a boyfriend. Adoption and finding birth parents. Divorce / Parents Separate. Parental bribery/blackmail.
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