Blurb (from Goodreads):
Jewel has always been able to get the guy she wanted. The starting jock on the football team, the team captain on the basketball team, and the lead swimmer on the swim team. Problem is, she didn't find them the least bit exciting. Was she cold or a she-wolf for guys? Colin thought so, and he'd do anything to bring her down a peg or two. When these two collide on the sandy beach during their mixed up summer vacation, sparks fly, making this a summer neither will forget.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I won a digital copy of this book, and the author requested I review it. Thanks to author L. M. Preston.)
16-year-old Jewel is beautiful and could have any boy that she wants, unfortunately none of her previous boyfriends have made her feel anything other than bored, and she’s made a habit of dumping them in interesting ways, even via tweet.
This summer Jewel meets Colin though, and as they get to know each other something just clicks, and Jewel begins to feel something for the very first time.
Can Jewel and Colin make a go of it? Is Jewel really an ice princess? And what will Jewel think of Colin when he spills the secret he’s been hiding?
This was a sweet, summery romance, and Jewel and Colin made a really great couple.
Jewel was an interesting character, and even though she had all the cutest boys at school after her, she wanted more than eye candy, she wanted someone she really loved which I admired.
Colin was a sweet boy, and it was obvious that he really cared for Jewel, even if he didn’t show it very well at first.
I liked the romance between the pair, and it was sweet and romantic how the tension between them gradually built up. I liked that they allowed their feelings to grow rather than immediately jumping into something together, and I was really hoping that they would get together all the way through.
One thing I was surprised by though is that at the beginning of the book it days that this is book 2 in the ‘Luv’ series, which I hadn’t realised when I picked this one up. This didn’t seem to matter though, so I think this must be a series with different characters in each book.
Overall; a sweet and romantic contemporary YA.
7 out of 10.