I’ve read quite a few of Jamie McGuire’s novels and always enjoyed them, but this one was a little different. Elliott Youngblood is sent to spend the summer with his Aunt Leigh and Uncle John to get away from his parents arguments. Whilst climbing a tree to take some photos, he notices a girl and her dad burying their dog in the garden, from that moment on he is intrigued by Catherine Calhoun. When they finally meet they are instant friends and even thought Elliott knows he will have to go home at the end of the summer, he promises Catherine he will come back. However, when Catherine’s Dad dies, Elliott is taken home by his mother and doesn’t get a chance to say goodbye. Two years pass and he still hasn’t returned.
Just as senior year starts Elliott returns, but for Catherine a lot has happened in the past two years and she’s very different. Her Mom has turned the family home into a B&B which has some strange regular guests and Catherine spends all of her time helping out. But, like all good romance books Elliott quickly persuades her to spend time with him. She is keeping a secret though which puts a wedge between their relationship. Then when Catherine’s rival disappears and Elliott is the lead suspect, everything gets more difficult.
I really enjoyed this book, I loved that it was a little bit different from the typical YA romance book. However, I am still left with lots of questions! So if you’ve read it get in touch and let me know what you think.