By: Leigh T. Moore
Published: June 6, 2013
Kindle, 265 pages
Source: Personal Kindle Library
(Goodreads / Amazon)
“Gossip Girl meets VC Andrews in this contemporary family saga. Love, lies, and betrayal become the new normal when Anna enters the world of Jack and Lucy Kyser.” –Magan Vernon, international bestselling author of The Only ExceptionMy Review:
Three bad things I learned this year:
-People you trust lie, even parents.
-That hot guy, the one who’s totally into you, he might not be the one.
-Things are not always how they appear.
Three good things I learned this year:
-Best friends are always there for you, even when they’re far away.
-That other hot guy, the one who remembers your birthday, he just might be the one.
-Oh, and things are not always how they appear.
Anna Sanders expected an anonymous (and uneventful) senior year until she crossed paths with rich-and-sexy Jack Kyser and his twin sister Lucy.
Pulling Anna into their extravagant lifestyle on the Gulf Coast, Lucy pushed Anna outside her comfort zone, and Jack showed her feelings she’d never experienced... Until he mysteriously withdrew.
Anna turned to her internship at the city paper and to her old attraction for Julian, a handsome local artist and rising star, for distraction. But both led to her discovery of a decades-old secret closely guarded by the twins’ distant, single father.
A secret that could permanently change all their lives.
A fast and fun read, with a little bit of a "Nancy Drew-esque" story line. I enjoyed the bit of mystery that Anna tries to uncover. Add to that a sort of a love triangle plus the beach on the Alabama coast and you get a very entertaining read. I found myself pulling for both guys because they both have qualities about them that make them good guys. They are driven and ambitious and have goals and both are smitten with Anna. I can tell there's lots more to come in their story.
"He was a bad drug that left me craving more even when it hurt me."
"But I had to believe I could mean more to someone than stolen kisses and casual hook ups, always stopping short of anything that required commitment or something more. I had to believe I had value apart from that."
Final Rating - 4 stars