Some things are easy to fix…but are some meant to stay broken?
When sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker’s mom walks out–with a sticky note as a goodbye–only Jill knows the real reason she’s gone. But how can she tell her father? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself. Suddenly, the girl who likes to fix things–cars, relationships, romances, people–is all broken up. It used to be that her best friend/secret crush, Sean Addison, could make her smile in seconds. But not anymore. They don’t even talk.
With nothing making sense, Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life. When a new guy moves in next door–intense, seriously cute, but with scars that he thinks don’t show–Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel. But over one long, hot Arizona summer, she realizes she can’t fix anyone’s life until she fixes her own. And she knows just where to start
This book has been on my radar for quite some time now. I finally picked it up and with much disappointment, I disliked it. This book was confusing at times. I really didn’t care about Jill too much. I think she was a bit much. I didn’t like her attitude throughout the book and I feel like she was meaner than she should have been.
I’m pretty disappointed in this book. I had very high expectations for this book. It was a let down. There were some parts in this book I liked, that’s why I’m giving it a rating of two stars instead of one.
I only liked one out of the many characters in this book. That character didn’t even get a lot of scene time in this book even though he was mentioned quite a lot.
Daniel: I loved Daniel. He was a character that deserved so much more of this book. He deserves so much more in life. I’m really kind of hoping that Abigail writes a book for him because I would totally buy it and read it.
Slow Paced: This book took me longer to read then it should have. I had a hard time getting into this story. I felt like it was never going to end. I was wanting it to be over so bad.
Jill: I really disliked her throughout this entire book. She went on hating and ignoring Sean without hearing his side of the story. She really made the divorce of her parents about her rather than her parents. She kept on saying that her mom didn’t leave her dad, that she left her. Um, no sweetheart. She left both of you. She was rude to her friends when she really needed them the most. She led Daniel on even though she knew that their age gap was uncomfortable for everyone.
Jill’s Dad: I kinda liked him at first. But every time the mother is mentioned in any way, he shuts down. I mean, I know it’s going to happen sometimes. But he shuts down a lot and doesn’t ever talk. I feel like he should have just let Katheryn go if he didn’t really love her. He was literally suffocating her. He bonded with his bastard child to get back at his wife for having an affair. He’s a manipulative man who doesn’t deserve the credit he got in this book.
I honestly wouldn’t really recommend this book to anyone. I didn’t really care for it and I feel like others wouldn’t either.