Sun, surf, sand and Alex--Katie was swept away!
Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex's girlfriend for the summer in order to protect his job. Amid sundrenched waves, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Nicole, Alex's old girlfriend. In three days, Nicole ruins Katie's relationship with Alex. So Katie gets involved with Logan, Nicole's handsome older brother, though Alex is the one for her.
Soon enough Katie learns that fake romances can get out of hand and lead to complications she never imagined.
About the Author:
Ann Herrick is the author of several books and short stories for kids and teens. Her books have won several awards, such as the ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers award and an IRA/CBC Children’s Choice award. Her stories have appeared in magazines such as 'Teen, Listen, The Single Parent, Children's Digest and The Friend.
Ann Herrick grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University. She now lives in Oregon with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart. Their wonderful daughter is grown, married and gainfully employed, and has given Ann her only grand-dog, Puff, a bloodhound-rottweiller-beagle mix. While she misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Ann loves cats, walking and working in her back yard. In addition to stories and books for children and young adults, Ann also writes copy for humorous and conventional greeting cards."
The vast majority of Ann's books are HFN (Happily For Now, with the possibility of Happily Ever After. The characters are in their teens, after all, so Ever After would be a *really* long time.) Two books have positive endings, but not the standard HFN or HEA, but with those possibilities if the reader reads very carefully between the lines at the end of the story.
This was a very interesting book. Though this may not be a unique story, it never failed to hold my attention. I read the entire thing in a day because I had to know what would happen next.
Katie goes on a summer vacation with her family. This is not a trip that she is looking forward to, she'd much rather stay in town to try and win the heart of Alex. To her surprise Alex is in the town she is vacationing at.
Alex has a group of young girls hanging around his job. Katie decides that maybe if she and Alex pretend to date then the girls would go away and therefore prevent him from eventually losing his job. When he agrees this is almost like a dream come true...almost, it would be a dream come true if the relationship was real.
During the summer they spend a lot of time together and their friendship builds. Katie is on cloud nine until Alex's ex-girlfriend shows up and worms her way between the two of them.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good, fun, clean read!
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