He may have given her up without a fight, but Sawyer Vincent is far from over losing the girl he’s loved all of his life. Instead of giving up his best friend and the girl he thought he’d spend forever with, he gave Ashton and his brother Beau his blessing. However, adjusting to seeing Ashton wrapped up in Beau’s arms isn’t easy. Complicating everything even more, Ashton’s cousin Lana is in town for the summer. Sweet, kind, soft-spoken Lana, who gets under his skin. Just being near her makes him forget all about Ashton and his broken heart. Lana is everything he wanted Ashton to be except she isn’t Ashton. She lacks the backbone to stand up for herself and confidence that Ashton wears like a crown.
Lana McDaniel has lived her life in her cousin's shadow. While Lana struggled with her grades no matter how hard she tried, her mother praised Ashton's intelligence. She hadn’t been blessed with Ashton’s blond hair and flawless skin, but that didn't keep her mother from lamenting her naturally red hair and freckles. But none of that would have mattered if Ashton hadn’t always had Sawyer Vincent wrapped around her finger -- the only boy Lana wanted. Once Ashton let Sawyer go, Lana had been so sure that he’d move on. Determined to make Sawyer finally see her, she'd talked her mother into letting her spend the summer with Ashton. But Sawyer is still in love with Ashton, and Lana isn’t going to be anyone's rebound girl. No matter how yummy Sawyer Vincent’s kisses taste.
Lori's Review: 5 Stars
I've been thinking about what to say about this book. Of course I finished it late last night so everything witty and thoughtful I had to say has now been lost.
What I liked:
I really want to call this story cute. But it is way more than cute. It is passionate and heartfelt. I competely fell in love with Sawyer in this book. I'm pretty sure I just added him to my fictional boyfriend list. (I can't be the only person lame enough to have one of these? Right?) Lana was perfect just the right amount of spunk and innocence. I think I loved this book even more than the first one.
The writing definately improved in this one. I was not only drawn into this story I was in love with it. I was emotionally invested. Everytime Sawyer did something stupid I groaned. I thought...seriously how stupid can you get. But then he has totally sweet and I was all awww. Really what girl doesn't want something like this said to her "Lana. I think about you every minute of every day. When I'm with you, my world is complete. When I touch you, I understand the meaning of life. When I lost you, I completely shattered. You. Own. Me."
Sawyer's protectiveness was a little overdone. But also realistic. Lots of young men are like this with their girlfriends. I loved that Lana stood up to him. It made me smile to see the heroine not bow down to the boy she likes.
What I didn't like:
Ashton. She was even less sympathetic to me in this one. I get that she is a bad girl. But she really needs to start thinking about others before she acts.
Wow see I just acted like she was a real person. That is really the only thing I can think of that I didn't like about this story.