Author: Jenn Bennett
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published By: Simon Pulse (November 10, 2020)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars
Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there.
What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame.
Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is…
I look forward to ever new Jenn Bennett book like a junkie must look forward to their next hit. I crave them, I'm excited for them, and I do a jump of joy when they are finally, finally in my hands!
This was everything one would expect from one of Bennett's books. It had all the emotions, relatable characters and story line we have come to love from her, all set in a wonderful small town that was hard not to love, prejudices and all.
I absolutely love how raw and real Bennett's characters are and how very much you come to love and root for them over the course of her stories. Truly another wonderful tale that was every bit as irresistible as it was good.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*