Thanks to NetGalley, I was allowed to read this selection for an honest review. This is the story of Kate, a college student who hasn’t always made the best life choices and now must decide if her parents are going to rule her life. This is also the story of Reed who has his own share of past angst. Together it is the story of how two young people will handle their lives with the public having a skewed perception of each of them.
Kate goes to live with her Aunt and help her with her hotel business for the summer. This isn’t a choice for Kate it is basically mandated by her mother who forces her to do this in exchange for funding her senior year of college. Kate faces a town who has a predetermined perception of her based on her mother’s stories to her aunt.
After meeting Reed, Kate faces more trouble from her family and new friends. The people of the area have a bad opinion of Reed based on his past and everyone tries to keep he & Kate apart. Only Kate is able to see the true Reed that he doesn’t share with anyone else.
As the story progresses, Kate must face the biggest decision of her life. Her family is determined to keep her from Reed. Does she choose Reed or does she obey her family to get her college paid for? You will have to read the book to find out! I really enjoyed this story of this young couple. It was a pleasure to watch Kate’s character grow as the book progressed. Ivy Sinclair did a great job with this book and I would give it five stars easily!