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Blurb (from Goodreads):
One summer can change everything...
Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, who seems every bit as naive and eccentric as she looks. Trouble is, she’s hard to ignore, with her beautiful piercing eyes, pitiful-looking dog, and unsettling tendency of finding trouble.
Clover Scott lived her whole life off the grid and arrives on the Gulf coast in search of her grandparents. She never expected to nearly drown, or get caught in a hurricane, or fall in love with the boy who rescues her. Now, she has a chance to rewrite her life’s story, to finally fit in somewhere, but Daniel wants answers about her past. When the police start asking questions about the disappearance of her parents, she must make a choice: go to jail or confess her secrets—even if they might destroy her chance at a happily-ever-after.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
"His lips found mine, as soft as a dragonfly landing, so soft that maybe I'd imagines it. Was he kissing me? My first kiss?"
This was a YA contemporary romance about a girl who needed saving, and a boy who wanted to save her.
I felt quite sorry for Clover in this story, being left with no family and nowhere to live must have been awful for her, especially considering the circumstances. She did come across as a little naïve though.
The storyline in this was about Daniel trying to save Clover, quite literally in a couple of places, and there was also a bit of mystery over what had happened to Clover for her to end up where she did, and also about Daniel’s old girlfriend who had died. There wasn’t quite enough about the dead girlfriend for me though, and I wanted to know more about what had happened and why.
There was some romance in this, although again, there wasn’t enough romance for me. I felt like Clover and Daniel fell for each other pretty quickly, but there weren’t many romantic scenes between the two of them.
The ending this was fairly happy, but overall I just wanted a bit more romance.
6 out of 10