Monday, June 8, 2015
Review: Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca
Summary from Goodreads:
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...
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.
Release Date: June 9th, 2015
It took me a while to get into this novel, mainly because of the flashback between chapters format, but in the end I really enjoyed it.
The best thing about this contemporary romance, was the characters, I really connected with Kelsey (it took about 50s pages, but by the end I loved her) and the families/side characters were solid and had a lot of character development.
The main thing I did not like was how the romance was dragged out, and how the two main characters had a hard time making choices. Despite some of my problems with the way the story went, and the flashback format, I enjoyed the novel, and will reading more from this author.
I recommend checking this out this summer as a quick romance.
Four Out of Five.