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First Crush, Last Love by Elizabeth McKenna
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it was amazing
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Do you remember being a teenager with a huge crush - the sweaty palms, the racing heart and the butterflies in the stomach sensation that left you feeling equal parts excited and nauseous - that’s how Jessie feels about Lee. Unfortunately for Jessie, Lee just wants to be friends.

First Crush Last Love follows the story of Jessie and Lee and is a perfect mix of romance and angst.
It’s a story about a second chance at love that is so beautifully written I couldn’t put it down. It is cheesy in parts but I liked that, it reminded me of a great chick flick.

The story is set in the 80’s and 90’s and was very nostalgic of that era. It spans a 16 year period and follows Jessie and Lee’s final years at high school, through college and right up to their 10 year reunion.

The story was captivating and drew me in from the start. I loved the character development that both Jessie and Lee went through as they grew up and discovered what they wanted from life. The struggles they went through were extremely well written and kept me, as a reader, invested in their story.
The tension caused by the undertones of violence and abuse provided an edge to counteract the sweet romantic elements.

Overall I loved the story and will definitely be looking out for more books by Elizabeth McKenna. Well worth my 5 stars!

The author kindly provided a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

November 26, 2017 – Started Reading
November 26, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
November 26, 2017 – Shelved
November 26, 2017 –
page 36
November 28, 2017 –
page 56
December 1, 2017 –
page 127
December 2, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 1, 2018 – Shelved as: arcs-review-copies

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