A city girl.
A small town boy.
A summer they'll never forget.
Spending the summer at her Grammy's in Lilac Bay, Devon, is city girl Alexis 'Lexy' Edwards idea of hell. That is, until she reconnects with her childhood friend, Jen, and meets Alec Johnson.
Alec is the kind of guy Lexy knows she needs to stay away from. He's the village flirt, ridiculously hot and very dangerous to her self control. But there's a problem – she can't seem to keep him out, even though she knows he'll break her heart.
As Alec slowly strips away Lexy's defences and the two embark on a summer romance she never wanted, their feelings grow to more than either expected. But nothing lasts forever, and reality intrudes.
As her world is shaken to it's core, Lexy's self made prediction comes true when she discovers she's spent six weeks surrounded by secrets. Kept out by her family and the only guy she's ever trusted, she falls apart.
And when Grammy tells her that 'you might not end up where you wanted to be, but you'll always end up where you're meant to be,' she has to figure out if her meant to be is back home in London, or if it's been in Devon the whole time.
Alexis is a 17 (almost 18) year-old city girl from London and for summer vacation she's going to spend it with her family at her Grandma's cottage in Lilac Bay. What she didn't expect is to fall in love with Alec, which is known to be a playboy. He works for her grandmother in the garden and it seems like they'll spend a lot of time together ...
This novel is amazing ! I couldn't put it down, it's in dual POV from Alexis and Alec and at first it seems more YA to me but finished in a really good NA way . I don't know how to explain but there was everything that can make a good novel, it makes you want to go to Lilac Bay, to the beach, there was a lot of feeling, there was a beautiful romance, there was hot boys and a lot of funny moments and sad moments that makes you want to cry !
Emma Hart is a great author! I mean this book is about romance but also about family, how we should live a lot of thing because time (and life) can be cut short, and about real friendship !
Alexis, mostly called Lexy, was a real teenage city girl, and when she came to Lilac Bay to her Grandma's, she met a boy, fell in love and grew up into a wonderful young woman, she's described as a beautiful girl but to me I remember more about her feisty personality, her fears to love, to be heartbroken, she was an amazing character and I got really attached to her.
Alec was so swooon worthy !!! I mean yeah he's a playboy but it's for some reason. He's really hot and he knows it (yep yummy!), he's the guy you're stupid to trust but you know you can't resist ! (yeah I used a line from the book and a song ;-) ) We learn a lot about him and he's really thoughtful and romantic, he really did a lot of thing to be worthy of Lexy. Some of his plans to win over Lexy are really cute and romantic !
Now about the second characters there were:
Jennifer, Lexy's summer chilhood friend, who'll become her best friend, she's crazy and she's real honest, she says what she thinks and has a boyfriend, Carl (who's Alec's best friend) who's hot as his best friend, he's a real country boy, he also knows how to love his girl !
Bing (I don't understand why it's his nickname, if someone understand please tell me, English is not my mother-tongue (^_^;) ), who's real name is Samuel, is Lexy's brother, he's worst than Alec, and have a lot of one night stand, he's a real flirt but he's also very overprotective of his sister but doesn't show it and he likes to annoy her. It seems like there's some tension between him and Jennifer ; -)
Violet, also called Vi, is Lexy's grandmother and is really a character, she loves her granddaughter and wants to see her happy. She loves gardening and is trying to play Cupid for Lexy ... She may be old but still young at heart.
So I really love this book, it was fun, cute, a great Must Read for Summer, I'm so glad I got to read this amazing novel thanks to the recommendations for NA novels setting in UK, in the NA Book Club disccusion board on Goodreads ! I can't wait to read the last book which is Jen & Bing story !