My Thoughts: Kasie West is one of my all time favorite authors so when I was given the chance to read this I jumped on it! It was one of my most wanteMy Thoughts: Kasie West is one of my all time favorite authors so when I was given the chance to read this I jumped on it! It was one of my most wanted books of the year of course!
We are introduced to Maddie who has always put her best effort forward. She goes after what she wants even though she’s a bit shy. She is motivated yet she isn’t very social. Well, except for her small group of friends. She also loves working around animals and works at a zoo. She loves her job and it doesn't hurt there's a cute boy who also works there.
Things go crazy when Maddie’s birthday doesn’t go as planned. She treats herself to a little gift and she ends up with a huge surprise!!!!
I really enjoyed the concept of this one. If you were put in the situation you wouldn’t really know how you’d act. I always think I’d spoil my family, give back to the ones not so fortunate and live life more fully and open.
I also loved the romance in this one! So sweet!! I think I loved most how she worked at a zoo and a lot of the small conversations with a certain boy took place there.
Overall: I enjoyed this one! I don’t think it was my favorite West book but it still fits into one of my favorite all time books. It was a cute story with a bit deeper lesson. Add some romance, friends, family and you have a great combination.
Cover: Love it!!! I’d definitely pick this up if I saw it in a bookstore! Super cute!
My Thoughts: When I saw the summary of this one, I figured it was right up my alley! Sounded interested and a fun light read.
We are introduced to QuinMy Thoughts: When I saw the summary of this one, I figured it was right up my alley! Sounded interested and a fun light read.
We are introduced to Quinn who is working a medieval themed restaurant and it’s a real riot. It's a job and she needs money right now. It isn’t perfect but it's okay for her. She goes to work, does her job, and goes home and copes with the rest of her life. She is dealing with her grandmother not remembering her and being put in a nursing home. She has a tough life.
It gets even more tough when a new hire comes along. His name is Wesley and Quinn has quite the past with him. She basically hates his guts and doesn’t want anything to do with him because of their past.
I really liked seeing these two quarrel. I really wanted to support Quinn and hate him from the get go, but I just couldn’t. All I could see was this sweet boy who was trying.
I liked the way things went along and I liked seeing their interactions. I really did like the characters for the most part but I did just have a hard time really connecting with them for some reason.
I’m glad I read this one even though I did have some issues with following along with the story! However, I did like the different pranks going on!
Overall: I liked this one but maybe a little less than I thought I would. It was still a fast light read and I did like certain parts more than others. I’d still recommend it, it probably just isn’t my top read of the year! But you also have to remember, contemps are my cup of tea!! So I read a lot of them!