Published April 5th 2016 by Spencer Hill Contemporary
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Romance
Recommended to: people who like cute, fluffy romance
This is on sale on Kindle now for only $1.99 so grab this chance while it lasts! The first book is also $1.99. 😀
Although this is the second book in the series, readers can read this as a stand-alone.
I LOVED The Fine Art of Pretending so I was really excited about this.
Justin, our guy, appeared in the first book and a lot of people loved him (myself included) that Rachel decided to give him his own happy ending.
For me, this book will only appeal to certain types of readers. The plot lies heavily on romance and I only recommend it to people who are suckers for romances like me (haha).
It took me a while to get into this and I almost gave up. It was told in two POVs (Justin’s and Peyton’s) in two different timeframes (freshman and senior year). It was quite confusing at first but once you get the hang of it, you will realize that it is what made this book special. The contrast and growth in Justin and Peyton’s character over the years were handled perfectly. You can definitely see how much they’ve changed.
This book was also surprising in some parts. There were scenes that made my jaw drop (literally!) because they were totally unexpected and I didn’t see them coming. Don’t get your hopes up, though. It wasn’t exactly mind-blowing, just unexpected, but great nonetheless.
This is only my second Rachel Harris book but I can definitely say that she writes swoon-worthy romances. It’s the primary reason why I chose to read this one on Valentine’s day (sad, I know, haha!).
“I wish I could be as confident as you,” I reply with a small laugh.
“Then I’ll be confident enough for the both of us.”
This book is perfect when you want to take a break from really complicated and heavy plots.
P.S. Author Rachel Harris is such a nice person and likes to interact with her readers. I once messaged her on Goodreads after reading The Fine Art of Pretending because I loved it to bits. She replied to me and asked if I would like to join her Facebook group, Flirt Squad, where she interacts with everyone and asks opinions and suggestions on her next book. I’m the type of reader who reads even the acknowledgments and she’s mentioned a few people in that group and even named one of the characters in this book after one. 😀