“Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rearview mirror as her mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when his hedge fund went south and practically bankrupted all their friends. Now, two years later, Ally’s mother has landed a job back at the site of their downfall, and they’re not exactly receiving a warm welcome. One bright spot, however, is gorgeous, intense Jake Graydon. But it won’t be easy for Ally to be with him—not if his friends (her former friends) have anything to say about it. Ally was hoping to have left all the drama in the past, but some things just can’t be forgotten….”
This book was completely different from I thought it would be. I thought it would be more mushy mushy and more romance, but there was a whole lot more then that. The author, Kieran Scott, made the reader feel many different emotions. My main emotion was anger because of everything which Ally had to go though and how her friends were such jerks. But this book was so good. I finished it in less than a week and I am about to start the next one in the series, He’s So Not Worth It.
This was definitely a YA book because there was drinking and some bad language, but that is expected. I would recommend this book for anyone over the age of 14 because of some of the things which happened. This was definitely not a good role model book though because of everything happening due to Ally’s father, but this book was good anyway so it is still a definite read.
The story was set in modern-day and the sentences were not what I would call challenging so it was what I would consider an easy read – 304 pgs with quite big print. Nothing which a teen could not handle.
Kieran Scott does have pen names so you may have read other books by her. She ask goes by Kate Brian and Emma Harrison. She wrote the Cheerleader Trilogy and the He’s So/She’s So Trilogy which this book is the first one of.
This was a great book and I will be checking out some other books by this author under all of her pen names. Hope that you check out some of her pieces of writing.