I was given an advance copy of this book to read in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and are not influenced by the author or the publisher. I was also lucky enough to get to do an interview with Melissa Chambers last week, along with doing a re-post review of The Summer Before Forever.
The second Jenna Quigley turns eighteen, she’s headed to L.A. to extend the timer on her fifteen minutes of fame. Too bad her dad made her promise to graduate high school first. Silver lining? Her new school has a serious talent competition with a $25,000 cash prize, which would go a long way in L.A. Jenna’s got plenty of talent – she didn’t almost win America’s Newest Sensation for nothing. But it’ll take everything she’s got to bring down the music nerd with a stick up his butt . . . no matter how cute he is in those glasses.
Miles Cleveland needs to win that talent contest. When some hot girl stole his audition spot on America’s Newest Sensation, his chance to study music flounced off to New York with her. Now, not only can he win enough money to pay for his education, he can get revenge on that very same girl. He can’t start to question his plan, though . . . no matter how deep Jenna buries into his heart.
Last summer, I read and reviewed the first book in this series (The Summer Before Forever). I really enjoyed the story but it only made it to 4 stars. And Jenna Quigley’s character just wasn’t a favorite. I loved Chloe but Jenna? A loyal friend, yes. Not my cup of tea, though.
Then this book comes along, focusing on Jenna’s character and I’m thinking “oh no! What have I gotten myself into?” Surprise – I really enjoyed Jenna in this book. I loved getting inside her head and seeing how she reacted to things. Just goes to show you can’t judge a character by their supporting role.
And Miles, oh Miles! I loved how they clashed at first – and for good reason, too – and then start falling for each other (this is a love story . . . that’s not a spoiler). Miles was the perfect clash for Jenna! And those are always my favorite types of romances!
This book effectively wrapped itself up but, like all the good ones, it left me wanting more of the characters. I hope to see more of Jenna and Miles in the future (even if it turns out to be a re-read).
Does this sound like something you’d enjoy? Check it out on Amazon – it releases today! Happy Book Birthday, Melissa!