Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon Pulse and Edelweiss.

Blurb (from Goodreads):
Before: Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke, and everything around her crumbled—including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey's parents decided to move away, she couldn't wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn't ready to let her go... After: Now it's senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David's family moves to town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey's second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never truly let him go. And maybe she never wants to. Told in alternating sections, LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE is a charming and romantic debut about loving, leaving, and letting go.

Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Last Year's Mistake(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon Pulse and Edelweiss.)

“How dare he breeze back into my life in his stupid green T-shirt that clung to his ridiculously sexy chest and try to act like the last year had never happened?”

This was quite a slow YA contemporary romance, and it didn’t hold my attention well.

Kelsey was a girl who seemed to want to hide that she had known David before he started going to her school, even though she had history with him, and whilst David had sweet moments, he also did some things that he shouldn’t have been proud of. Ryan (Kelsey’s boyfriend) was a bit of an ass, and when we later found out that he had assaulted someone, I disliked him even more.

“No, Ry. He didn’t bother me today, or the day before, or the day before that. Like I keep telling you.”

The storyline in this was basically all about the romance, and it all seemed a bit jumpy because it kept jumping between two different times as well. While I normally don’t mind this, in this book it confused me because the book didn’t hold my attention well. I did find this story quite predictable though, as it seemed obvious from the start that Kelsey and David were at some point going to have a relationship, because they were both crazy about each other.

“I love you, Kelse. I always have.”

The ending to this was again, quite predictable, but it ended happily enough. This book was just missing something for me though.
6 out of 10.

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