Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.
Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.
One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.
Wren is quiet and a bit shy, she isn't the trouble maker in the family, the prom queen, or even the jock, she just kind of tows the line and does what is expected of her, she doesn't feel she is the shinning star her siblings seem to be.
When Wren meets Grayson a troubled lacrosse player at her family restaurant the chemistry is instant and although their relationship is rocky, they both work really hard to make it work despite all the obstacles that keep getting in their way.
I liked and disliked this book equally. This book is in two POV's Wren and Grayson's so you can kind of get what the other is going through at the same time. while it had a sweet love story, I wanted to see more of a building up to a relationship rather than an instantaneous were in love and dating kinda story. I wanted there to be more whoooing. Yeah that's right I just used that phrase! and a little more romance. There always seemed to be something or someone trying to get between them, and some of the situations I didn't really feel matched up with Wren's personality in the way she reacted to those situations. Over all I enjoyed the book but by the end I was ready for it to wrap up, and get all these crappy frienemies out of the way. Again I think this a book a lot of teenagers will like, its got a lot of great characters, and for the most part the flow of the book worked. I think this is a good beach book, and something that most readers could get through pretty fast.
I gave this book a 3 out of 5 star rating
Reviewers : Kathy & Di
Kathy :I love to read. I learned to read at a really early age and was never without something to read growing up. Reading is a cheap easy vacation, when you can become so engrossed in what you are reading that you can see, smell, hear and taste everything in your minds eye. I'm just a ordinary girl living life one page at a time.