Genre: YA Romance/Contemporary/ Women's Fiction
Series: Mocked Series
List Price: $9.99
Sensuality Rating: PG
For Stella Richards, life in the charming town of Virginia Beach is not as magical as one would think. Sun, fun, and sand only guarantee one thing, unwanted visitors. Stella learned long ago to never befriend anyone visiting the beach. They're here; then they're gone, drifting in and out as the tide ebbs and flows. She vowed to never connect with anyone vacationing in Virgina Beach - until spring break. Stefan changed everything.
Stefan Sterling lives life never knowing where he will end up next. Bouncing from one Military base to another has hampered his ability to connect to those around him. That's what happens when your father is a high-ranking officer in the military. Raised in a world of discipline, control, and strangers, Stefan never expected to find anyone he'd want to be close to...let alone love.
A family curse verses a loving abnormality promises to keep Stella and Stefan on their toes. Was it an accident or could it be destiny? Will they be able to survive their families? And, is there ever a time when you can fully let go of the person who awoke your soul?
A story of love, sacrifice, and growing up before it's time.
This is a very sweet and uplifting YA romance. I liked the changes between telling the story from Stella's point of view & Stefan's point of view, I've haven't read too many books that do this, and in romance especially I really enjoy it. I also enjoyed the entire storyline about a high school girl getting pregnant. I personally had my first daughter the year after I graduated, and there really aren't many books/movies out there etc. that explore that (that I've seen at least). This may seem like touchy subject matter, and I suppose it is, but it's handled well, not making anything seem glamorous or easier than it really is.
I really enjoyed the last few chapters and the epilogue that explore the family in the years to come and we learn how everyone is doing down the road. In a standalone book I really like that, it gives the book a sense of closure which I really enjoy.
Overall, I'd recommend this book for teens or anyone who enjoys YA romance.
REVIEW BY LOUANN