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By: Amanda Gambill
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Skylar is the kind of girl who knows exactly how many seconds it takes to read this summary. She knows exactly what her perfect future looks like and how to get there because her dad has already defined it for her and her older sister has already paved the way.
That means she knows what college classes to take her junior year, what accounting firm she’ll work at after graduation, and exactly the kind of guy she needs to keep her parents happy.
So it’s only logical that she makes a pros and cons list after every coffee date. And when she unexpectedly dives headfirst into a casual fling, she defines it with a contract that clearly outlines the rules of this secret relationship.
In this coming-of-age novel — while she balances planning her sister’s wedding, going on way too many dates, and fulfilling obligations as SGA’s Social Outreach vice chair — Skylar has to find the line between perfection and what she really wants. And discover if they are the same thing or if it pays to sometimes break the rules.
Every page, every word pulls you into the story, and makes you feel like you are walking in Skylar’s shoes, because let’s face it, we have all fallen into line with conformity every once and awhile. But what truly makes us happy? WHO truly makes us happy? Don’t get me wrong - this is an enjoyable book for the beach or for a night in with a glass of wine, but it also makes you think about your own journey of self discovery. It’s the best of both worlds. This is a book I will probably read over and over again. I highly recommend you add it to your must-read list.
While it’s a great story about unlikely lovebirds, it will also make you think about the fact that everyone has their own perspective and their own truth. It might even make you realize some things in your life you’re doing for others and not for yourself.
Overall this book was an breezy read that flowed well. You can easily visualize the story without an over-kill of scenery setting, making it easy to dive into the story and feel with the characters. Highly recommend for your next beach trip, pool day, or soak in the tub!