If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.
Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.
I absolutely loved this book!!
I love the characters in this book. Sky is a sweetheart with a difficult home situation. Josh is a marine who comes home injured and struggles with his new self. Dylan is a young mom who is probably my favourite character. She just doesn't give a damn about what people think and I adored that. However, I was not a fan of Chris. All he talks about is going away to school. There were numerous times when I just wanted to slap him.
I appreciate that Josh and Sky's relationship developed slowly. They were acquaintances before they were friends and then that blossomed into a relationship. Even when they both knew they had feelings for the other they didn't immediately get together. They both had a few issues to work out and needed to make sure they were ok with themselves before they became a couple. No insta-love here.
If you like a good contemporary book than check this one out!