Author: Leigh Talbert Moore
Publication: September 1st 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary
-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars: Really liked it
-- My Thoughts --
Harley always had a crush on Trent. But she never did anything about it, up until this year. This year she wants to make Trent jealous. And what better way to do that than fake date with the new , sweet, hot-guy at school, Jason? Harley is set on her plan, but her heart has plans of its own.
Okay, so , officially I am in love with Leigh Talbert Moore's characters. And I am a huge fan of hers, so I will always be on the lookout for new books. I could connect well with Harley, her insecurities, her decisions, her romantic problems. Leigh T.M. knows well to capture a teenager's feelings and make it feel real.
The plot is character-driven, and the small town feel is awesome. Shadow Falls and Shadow Creek were vividly imagined and the way the author describes the scenery is perfect. It made me imagine everything in the town, it was too easy due to her amazing writing style.
This is not a book about teenage love, alone. No. This is a book about family, relationships, and the line between truths and lies. It is a book that will teach you a lesson or two. Lessons that you'll keep for the rest of your life. And isn't that the joy of reading; learning new things?
PS. I will post the review of the second book in the series, soon. Since I read the second one before the first. remember, they are companions. You can read them in whatever order you want.