Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review - Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Series:  N/A
Published:  May 7, 2013
Publisher:  Disney Hyperion
Pages:  304, US Hardcover
Edition Reviewed:  ebook
Source:  ARC via NetGalley
For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.

Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t.

When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.

But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.

A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.
A quintessential summer book by the description.  You've got everything you need....boys, best friend drama, tragedy, and Nantucket.  If what you are looking for is a pure, unadulterated, feel good summer book, this is for you.  Unfortunately, I like my fluff book with just a little more.....ooompf.  I wasn't feeling the love story or the best friend drama.  They seemed kind of thrown in there to give the book some sort of plot.  These 2 things may sound trivial, but to me, if you have a love story, it should be done right.  These 2 just magically start to fall in love.  If you've read the story, you'll know what I mean when I say this because of their history.  It may sound weird, but I don't want to give anything away.
Now on to what I did like.  The bed and breakfast!  My favorite parts of the book involved Cricket at her job at the bed and breakfast.  I loved the interaction with her co-worker!  She was fantastic, even though she wasn't really elaborated on.  I wish we got to see more scenes with her!
All in all, a decent stand alone.  Especially if you are interested in a beachy summer read.

1 comment:

  1. Aw that is unfortunate... I absolutely LOVED this book, way more than I expected too.