I downloaded this book during an ebook sale quite a while ago and just now got around to reading it. I was not compensated for this review in any way.
I did not mean to read two books by the same author back to back but this was the next one on my list. I liked the first one a lot better than this one.
Mandy is an identical twin who moved to Sugar Creek from LA with her sister and father. While they both immediately made connections, her father took office and her sister became a social butterfly, Mandy is determined not to get attached because she knows they will have to pick up and move again eventually.
She eventually joins a volunteer initiative because she could win a scholarship, in order to become independent and study English like she wants and become a writer. What she didn’t expect was Gabe, literally. She’s on her way to the first day when she hits a guy with her car. It turns out he’s the head of Raddick Initiative, the company running the volunteer program.
As Gabe starts to insert himself into her life, Mandy tries to deny the feelings she’s developing for him. She wants to stick to her ‘no attachment’ rule.
After her father tells them they’re moving back to LA, Mandy realizes she’s afraid of losing Gabe, and goes to a publicity event he’s speaking at, and spills her guts, and doesn’t exactly get the desired reaction from Gabe.
Like I said, I didn’t like this book as much. The ending was pretty cringey honestly, it was the cliche public display of affection in front of a crowd from every romantic comedy, except it goes wrong, which is even worse. Why it goes wrong is understandable, as Mandy forgets over the entire book as she’s debating her feelings that Gabe is technically a mentor of sorts, she’s 17 and he’s 21, and the whole relationship would be super weird for all involved and mostly inappropriate.
Like the last book, there’s forbidden love done sweetly and right, and then there’s this. There are two more books in the series where I assume they get together in the end, but I don’t intend on reading on.
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