THINGS I CAN’T FORGET (Hundred Oaks #3) by Miranda Kenneally
YA Contemporary Romance
320 pages, paperback
Available now (March 2013)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Review copy provided by publisher for honest review
Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…
This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt–with her.
Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…
First Date: Kate’s a little…stiff. She seems uncomfortable in her skin, even uncomfortable with the size of her faith, which takes precedence over friendships and separates her from those around her. Not that there’s anything wrong with having a strong faith but she uses it almost as a weapon, poking it at people when they don’t do what she expects or believes is right. And she’s especially uncomfortable with herself because she’s done something she believes is wrong, even though she did it for a friend.
Second Date: Matt’s a great influence on Kate, getting her to relax a bit and to unwind. He seems like such a happy-go-lucky guy, making those around him smile. The connection between Matt and Kate is tenuous at first but grows throughout the summer as both reach out to one another.
Third Date: Kate and Matt are a cute couple, once they work things out. Kenneally really has a talent for creating a sweet, enjoyable love story. However, if I saw this couple out in public, I think I might gag just a bit (I have a cutsie couple gag reflex. I can’t help it.).
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