Wednesday 14 August 2013

How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9781442459403
Release Date: 7 May 2013
Source: Purchased

From Goodreads: First she lost her heart. Then she lost her mind. And now she’s on a road trip to win back her ex. This debut novel’s packed with drama and romance!

Rosie’s always been impulsive. She didn’t intend to set her cheating ex-boyfriend’s car on fire. And she never thought her attempts to make amends could be considered stalking. So when she’s served with a temporary restraining order on the first day of summer vacation, she’s heartbroken—and furious.

To put distance between Rosie and her ex, Rosie’s parents send her on a cross-country road trip with responsible, reliable neighbor Matty and his two friends. Forget freedom of the road, Rosie wants to hitchhike home and win back her ex. But her determination starts to dwindle with each passing mile. Because Rosie’s spark of anger? It may have just ignited a romance with someone new…

This is one of those books where I was just going to ‘read a chapter’ – 3 hours later and 1 o’clock in the morning I had finished the whole thing. Light and fun – I found myself smiling and laughing through it all. I loved it!

Rosie is a bit of a diva. But in a nice – you have to like her way. Add in 3 boys and a road trip? Yep, you are onto a winner. I especially loved the fact all three boys managed to steal my heart in different ways.

I really enjoyed the romance element – and the way it builds slowly. You know it’s going to happen but I loved watching it unfold from the first snarky interactions to those lingering looks (and heated moments!) I also liked the way Rosie really learns something about herself (and luckily about Joey too!) And I loved the ending *sigh

All in all – really good fun – and it succeeded in putting a big smile on my face.


The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

Gah these kind of books can wreak havoc on a girl's sleep schedule. Love that it was a great read for you as I have been dying to check it out for myself!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Oh, I'm so glad you liked this. I have a copy and thought it sounded great, but I just haven't got around to it. Now I have to!

I Want To Read That said...

Bookworm1858 and Sophie - hope you both enjoy it as much as I did:-)

Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

I hadn't really heard of this book before your review and as soon as I read 'road trip' I was sold. Even without the addition of three guys! Added to my wishlist!


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