Source: NetGalley ARC
Release Date: May 5 2015
As a local girl, Lucy knows not to get attached to the Jersey Shore tourists. They breeze in during Memorial Day weekend, crowding her costal town and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbour and crush, Connor.
Then Superstorm Sandy sweeps up the coast, bringing Lucy and Connor together for a few intense hours. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm, and Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and her broken home. Time may heal all wounds, but with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances?
The story itself was wonderful. I felt so much for Lucy, Connor, Andrew, and even Liam (when I didn't want to smack him in the head). It was a great reminder of what it felt like to be young, and trying to make everyone around you happy. But I was cheering when Lucy finally stopped thinking about everyone else, and started focusing on what she wanted. What she needed. And from that point on there was no stopping her; or stopping me from giving this book all four stars it deserves.