About the book:
If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom–that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.
Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise–a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.
“How is the Sky today?”
“Perfect. Not a cloud.”
I just finished reading this book and I have no words to describe it. I wish I could write a book like this but I would never do justice to Heather Demetrios, she did a super amazing job with this. I loved every bit of it, and you have to read it. OMG I will never be over the perfection of some scenes that were absolutely brilliant. This is not you typical cheesy romantic book, there’s more in it, so much more.
Skylar ( I love this name), she felt so real. She wants to leave her small town and follow her dream, but when she starts to spend time with Josh and add another things. Sky is not sure if it is the right time to go to college and follow her dreams. She face doubts and struggles until she finds a way to set things in order. No one ever said such roads are easy, it wasnt for her neither for Josh after coming from the war and losing his leg. I loved that I got into her emotions and I cried with her, felt everything she was feeling. I lived this book as if it was my own story. I lived every moment.
Josh was a bit of an as** but once you learn to understand him you just want to hug him and never let him go. I had mixed feelings about him. Sometimes I wanted to punch him in the face. But then he’s all sweet and so cute and lovely you can’t help but love him.
I bookmarked this book on many scenes, that are simply perfect.
I wish I could expand more about this book but I don’t want to give out any spoiler by accident. Just know that the characters are great and dynamic. The message of the book is inspiring. You will relate to something. And what more can I say?
Oh, if you didn’t pre- ordered this book and didn’t got the letter, you are missing the best part! Just saying…. LIKE, IT IS HE BEST PART.