This was an incredibly sweet and enjoyable read. I picked it up late afternoon and was invested in the story from the first few pages. A few hours later, I had reached the end and had a smile on my face from the warm fuzzy feels of this book.
I immediately found both the main characters both likeable and easily relatable. I liked Riya's determination and sense of self and I understood Courtney's feelings of overwhelming pressure to follow a future she was not even sure she wanted and being terrified of what she was pretty sure she really wanted.
The story is told from two different view points - Riya and Courtney's, and this helped make the story work as we got to see two different sides of the same experience - finding one's self and exploring one's sexuality. On the one hand you had Riya content in her sexuality and supported in it by her family and friends where as Courtney is terrified of losing everything she has if she admits to anyone especially herself that she might be different. And I liked that we got to see both characters develop in themselves and grow throughout the story.
The story itself is quite sweet and simple however the way it is written is what caused me as a reader to invest in the story and the characters and it was the feels that it generated that were off the charts giving me no choice but to continue on to the end
While this is an LGBTQIA romance, it is first and foremost sweet, fun and romantic tale and definitely worth the read. I for one really enjoyed it and give it 3 1/2 stars
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Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas
Book Title: Keeping Her Secret (Endless Summer series)
Author: Sarah Nicholas
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary F/F Romance
Two girls. One kiss.
The last person Riya Johnson expected to run into at her new summer camp is Courtney Chastain—her childhood best friend and the girl who broke her heart after a secret, mind-blowing, life-altering kiss. She definitely didn’t expect to be sharing a bunk bed with her for four long weeks.
Courtney has what every girl wants—she’s beautiful, rich, and the object of every boy’s desire at Camp Pine Ridge. Too bad none of them make her feel an iota of what Riya’s kiss did all those years ago. But Courtney needs to uphold appearances at all costs—even if it means instigating an all-out prank war with Riya as her main target.
Neither girl can stop thinking about the other...but that doesn’t mean they can give up past hurts and take a chance on a future together.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains drinking, sexual situations, and a fairy-tale romance sure to make your heart melt.
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