Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Number of Pages: 353
There’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling.I would just like to say that this is the second time I am writing a review for this, and I am highly aggravated that Blogger deleted my first one.... but here we go again.
After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.
Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded.
Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl—happily-right-now is a stretch—so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls.
When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.
I picked this book up on a whim, and I'm really glad I did because I really enjoyed this book. I wouldn't say it's not cliché, but it has some aspects of reality and originality to it.
The plot was really well written, but I felt myself getting a little bored sometimes. And that's not because whatever was happening didn't really add to the plot, but because I thought it was a little dragged out. But, when I got to the end I saw how everything tied together, and I felt satisfied with the book.
Okay, so you guys know that I need my characters to be amazing in order to enjoy a book, right? Well, Rowen was amazing. She was a kick ass, smart mouth girl who always had a witty answer to every comment. She was so confident in her words, and I really wanted to be just like her. BUT! Jesse... was really annoying. Now, don't get me wrong, overall I thought he was really sweet, and Rowen really deserved a guy like that. But, at the beginning of the book he would start making these really inspirational speeches about how Rowen should get her life together, and I was all, "DUDE! You are 19 years old! You've known her for like 2 days! Back off!"
Rating: 4 out 5 stars