Blurb (from Goodreads):
Before graduation, I promise to…take a risk.
For the past four years Aven Shepard has shared everything with her best friend, Liam…except for the secret she knows would ruin their friendship. The one about how she’s loved him since the first time they met.
But now everything is about to change.
Back in freshman year—when Aven and her ex-friends Lyla and Quinn were still speaking—the three girls made a pact that they would do the thing that scared them the most before graduation. Even then Aven knew that nothing was scarier than risking her heart.
Now, with the end of high school drawing near and the seniors headed to Florida for a class trip, Aven is determined to fulfill her promise and tell Liam the truth. Even though he already has a girlfriend. Even though Aven’s finally met a great guy who likes her back. Even though Liam reciprocating her feelings is as terrifying as him rejecting her. Because no matter what he says, Aven knows that once the truth is out, things will never be the same.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
“Before graduation, I will… tell the truth.”
This was a YA contemporary romance story, following Aven from the previous books.
I liked Aven in this story, and I liked how much effort she put into trying to fix her friendship with Lyla and Quinn, even when they didn’t seem all that interested in reconciling.
The storyline in this was about Aven going on her senior trip to Florida, knowing that it was time to finally tell her best friend Liam the truth – that she had been in love with him for 4 years, even knowing that he had a girlfriend who was also her friend. I really did wonder what would happen when she finally told him though, as it seemed like the chances of him feeling the same way were pretty slim. The storyline in this was pretty good though, and the pace was about right too.
The ending to this was pretty good, and I was pleased with the way things worked out for everybody.
7 out of 10