Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: Book Expo 2019
Goodreads: As an adventurous send-off to her childhood, eighteen-year-old Tate Jones travels with her grandmother from their small town in Northern California to London. But the vacation of a lifetime is wonderfully derailed by the appearance of two charming Vermont farmers: grandfather Luther and his handsome grandson Sam.
Sam and Tate fall hard and fast. For two glorious weeks, the couple share their hopes, dreams, and secrets. Sam admits he suspects his grandfather is dying and that this could be the last trip they take together, and Tate reveals that she is the hidden daughter of one of the biggest film stars in the world—a secret she’s never told anyone before.
But when Tate is exposed by a crush of cameras and reporters, she knows she’s been betrayed by the one person she thought she could trust. She is forced to decide whether she will return to her quiet life or embrace being in the public eye. So when Sam reappears in her world more than a decade later, can Tate forgive the past and rekindle the passion they shared on their magical trip abroad? And does she even want to?
Ope’s Opinion: This was a disappointment for me. I had heard such great things about Christina and Lauren’s writing, I guess I was expecting too much. It wasn’t bad, just okay. The love story started out as a teen quick romance and ended as they were adults. The youth of their story felt sort of real and exciting, but the adult felt forced and unnatural.
For me, the constant use of the “f” word, took away from the story. Also, the detailed sex scenes that I skimmed just didn’t add anything.
The end just left me thinking – okay it is done… not that feeling of I wish I could keep reading.
Sounded good until I read about the “f” word and the detailed sex scenes. Turned quickly into a big NO for me.
Yes, I understand your hesitation with the language and steamy scenes – they take some of the enjoyment out of a book for me.
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For me too! I just stopped listening to two books for that reason. I think it’s unnecessary and I don’t like it in the books I read.
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