Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
From: the library
My friend Jenny has been raving (well raving for her anyway!) about these books for awhile now and when she said she wanted to know which guy in this triangle I'd like, I had to find out immediately So somehow in the midst of all my other reading, this book managed to slip in! Love it when that happens.
It's a cute and semi-fluffy book about a this girl who spends her summers at a beach house, and has all her life. They spend those summers with her mom's best friend, and the friend's two sons. So Belly (yes, her nickname for Isabella) has been crushing on those boys pretty much all her life. This particular summer things seem different. Of course one thing is that the boys notice her in a bit different way, but there's more. Something else is just not quite right.
Like I said, there's a lot of fun summer romance-y fluff, but underneath there's some pretty deep issues too. So you get a little bit of both. Which is awesome.
I enjoyed it! What a fun quick read! As for which brother I leaned toward? I'd say the dark brooding one of course! But, I do feel like we didn't get to know either one of them very well. I think we just scratched the surface, which is why it's a good thing there's two more books!
Bottom line: I really enjoyed it!
I especially loved the flash backs to some of her previous summer experiences. It was a sweet story and a quick read. From One Librarian's Book Reviews
It was a good reminder of how selfish we all really are; thinking the world revolves around us, and how the reality check can be a huge slap in the face to make us see what really matters. From Alternate Readality
Final verdict: nice and breezy, summer romance, not going to hit my top ten list. From Books. Lists. Life.
It isn’t just about a teenage girl living with two boys for the summer: it is a study of family dynamics and what happens when tragedy strikes. From The Allure of Books