A Small Town Novel
Genre: New Adult
Date of Publication: Feb 18, 2014
Number of pages: 336
Cover Artist: Once Upon a Time Covers
When Brooke Kingsley finally captures the interest of her four-year crush-Dylan Crawford-her world turns upside down. Feeling alive for the first time, Brooke decides to spend her last three days of summer with Dylan and discovers there's more to him than the rumors being whispered all over town. The problem is, Brooke's father doesn't want his daughter anywhere near the blue-collar bad boy.
As Brooke leaves for college, she'll realize that some boys aren't easy to forget.
Dylan Crawford has hated the Roseville Snobs his whole life, but one particular Snob has captured his eye-Brooke Kingsley. He knows he should stay away from her, but willpower has never been his strong suit. Soon Brooke is all he can think about. When she leaves for school, Dylan tries to move on with other girls, but the memory of Brooke taunts him. There's an undeniable pull to the very girl he's been warned to stay away from.
When tragedy strikes the Kingsley household, secrets are uncovered. Brooke and Dylan must decide if what they feel for each other is strong enough to conquer their families' dark past.
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I liked this one!! Rich, teen-aged socialite Brooke Kingsley isn’t willing to simply follow the rules when it comes to her life. For most in her position, her path is laid out with this simple formula: good grades + good college + good marriage (based on breeding, not love) + never, ever questioning the status quo = A Perfect Life. But to Brooke the formula equates to BORING WASTE OF A LIFE. And she’s not willing to go there – especially when the only boy who has ever made her heart come to life is the bad boy who lives on the wrong side of town – one Dylan Crawford.
The constant refrain that all the rich people are bad, selfish, and shallow, while the poor are paragons of trampled virtue was a bit heavy-handed. Apparently only these two lovebirds are able to look for, or see worth in anyone from the other side, a la West Side Story. Thankfully, this one ends better for all, and that definitely made me smile.
About the Author:
This may be my least favorite part about writing a book. You guys may be surprised to learn that I am the most boring person you’ll ever meet. The most interesting thing about me is that I write books, most of the time in my pajamas and jacked up on caffeine.
I began writing six years ago for fun and published my first book in 2012. Since then, my hobby has become my job and I love every second of it. I live in Illinois, in the country where I’m surrounded by corn and soybean fields. When I manage to escape my office, I enjoy fishing, spending time with my family and playing Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong. Yes, I’m a huge video game nerd.
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