With her body still recovering from last year's cancer treatments, Leigh Tressman is determined to be independent. Despite the interference from her overprotective brother, physical frustrations, and spiritual dilemmas— not to mention the ever expanding line of young men ready to fall in love with her— Leigh discovers what it actually means to stand on her own and learns that love can be found in unexpected but delightful places.
In the spirit of full disclosure I feel like I need to say that—I LOVE Jolene Perry. She is just the nicest author I’ve met since I began blogging. She is always positive and helpful to fellow pre-published authors like me. I’m so excited to get to be the first to review her book here. From the first page I didn’t have any doubt I would love it.
I fell head over heels in love with the characters in this book. They felt like people I would know, people who would be my neighbors, or people I could spend the day with. There’s something so moving and raw about the YA contemporary genre—there is no evil society to overthrow, no ancient curses to break, just real life personal demons to overcome. I think what I loved most about this story was the personal growth and the overcoming of everyday problems that we all face.
And I can’t forget the love story. It was rocking too :) None of this, “I’m hot…you’re hot…let’s make out.” No, this story was the best kind of slow burn love story—the kind that leaves you wanting more. I'm so glad Jolene wrote a sequel, because I need more :)
Got some time? Check out Jolene’s blog—Jolene B. Perry. You won’t be disappointed.
Yay for contemporary YA! This one sounds amazing. Thanks for the review!ReplyDelete
Great review! This book was awesome. I'm glad Jolene is writing another.ReplyDelete
Hello, why didn't I know about this blog? So fun! I Loved this book too! Agree on all accounts. :)ReplyDelete
Sounds so great! I always love it when a great story gets a sequel, too. :) Thanks for the recommendation, Angie!ReplyDelete
YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!!ReplyDelete
Also - THIS IS THE WAY TO DO A REVIEW BLOG!!!
AM I YELLING TOO MUCH??
CAUSE I'M WAAAY EXCITED TO BE HERE :D
Jolene does rock! I can't wait to get my hands on her book! :DReplyDelete
Great review! I didn't know Jolene until just now, so thanks, Angela.ReplyDelete
Jolene rocks! And I totally agree with your review.ReplyDelete
Oooo... I need a good read! I've loved Jolene's blog and I'm excited to check this out. Great review Angie! Thanks for the heads up!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great read. The slow burn is nice.ReplyDelete
I just bought this book based on this FABULOUS review!!!ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed this one too. wonderful characters and writing.ReplyDelete