Author: Michelle Zink
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Source: Received for review from publisher via Edelwiess
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In this Bridges of Madison County for teens, Michelle Zink weaves a magnetic tale about summer love that stays with you long after the seasons change.
Rose Darrow never wanted to spend her life working on her family’s farm. But when her family is rocked by an unexpected tragedy she has no choice but to put her plans for the future—and dreams of escaping her small town—on hold.
Bodhi Lowell left home as a kid and hasn’t looked back. Years of working farm jobs has given him the one thing he wants most: freedom to travel without answering to anyone. He’s already looking past his job at Darrow Farm and plans on leaving in September—until he meets Rose.
Neither Rose nor Bodhi can deny the sparks flying between them, but with the end of summer looming, they must decide if it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all....
I'm going to give it to you straight. There is nothing special about this story. It was good good book, but there was nothing really original about it. I felt like I had read it before. I can't put my finger on the book or books it reminds me of, but it just felt familiar.
I think it's just the popular story line. I've read a ton of contemporary over the past couple years, and these popular themes continue to pop up. I'm not going to mention the "tragedy" that happened, but it's one I've read before. Then add cute new guy with his own issues and presto....A Walk in the Sun.
That being said, I did enjoy it. It didn't grip me, but I liked it. I actually read about 40 percent.. put it down for 2 and a half weeks, and then picked it up to finish. If I didn't like it, I would never have been able to do that. I'm the queen of DNF.
There is grieving but it's not overwhelming. It was actually pretty light and fluffy in my opinion. Not a tear jerker at all. There is summer romance, and I think that is what kept me interested the most. Bodhi was sweet and I really liked him. Just not his name, because how the F do you even pronounce that? lol. I will have to google this now that I've read the whole book pronouncing it in my head wrong, no doubt.
So I will definitely read more from Michelle Zink. I think I have another arc from her I never got around to. I like her writing, but this story was just a little overplayed for me.
About the author:
Michelle Zink is author of the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, A Temptation of Angels,
and This Wicked Game. Her next book, Lies I Told, releases Spring 2015. Learn more on Michelle's blog....
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