And she gets them.
The perfect first crush, the perfect recital, the perfect summer with her best friend, the perfect first kiss…
When her oldest brother leaves the Holloway farm, Gracie meets the gorgeous new farm hand, eighteen-year-old Bentley McKinna.
Thinking he’ll be easy, like all boys are, Gracie plans his role in her next perfect memory…
The perfect first time.
Bentley knows it’s all a game he can’t afford to play.
But there’s only so much a guy can take… especially from someone like Gracie.
There is something incredibly clinical and heartless sometimes about Gracie. Her almost complete disregard for other people’s feelings, the way that she manipulates anyone and everyone in her path- normally I would hate her. (And trust me, I know people like that. I’m not such a fan)
And that’s why I wanted to hug her, and tell her that life is going to happen, messy and wonderful and infinitely complicated, regardless of how much control you think you have over it.
While I definitely don’t take things as far as Gracie has in her search of perfection, I understand it. I do.
The quest of perfection is one that I am well acquainted with, as is the control-freak issue.
I understand that fear of the unknown, the spiraling terror of having things slip out of your control. And so no matter how hard I tried, (and trust me, I did) I couldn’t hate Gracie.
Because under her perfect little hair and her scheming little mind, she was nothing more than a mass of nerves and self-doubt.
*flutters* Hi. J
Ben and I have quite the interesting little relationship.
It went something like this.
“Ooh, you sound hot….wait, you’re really going to be bowled over by Miss Scheming Plastic here? Oh, no…. Dude, what are you doing? Do you really want to get tangled into that….Hmmm….SAY NO, BEN. KEEP SAYING NO….What? WHAT? WHAT?.... Fine…..ohhhh, you did good there, boy.”
So I talk to characters when I read sometimes.
So sue me.
I'm not going to go all SPOILER on you, because that's not very nice, but let me just say, the end is perfect.
*DINGS THE BELL*
Technically? The plot flowed, the voices were incredible, and even when I wanted to smack people, I kept reading.
And the cover’s really pretty, because Allie is magical like that.
And there seems to be a sequel in the works, featuring Lacy (Gracie's best friend, who I loves), and Asher, Gracie's brother. I am all colors of intrigued, and am mostly annoyed that I have to wait to read it.
Because I have no patience. :)