From the very beginning, I knew I was going to like this book. Mostly, because from the moment we meet, Sloane, I loved her. She’s snarky and doesn’t care what people think of her. She’s honest, blunt, hilarious and cares deeply. I loved her so much.
I think this is another great job by Emma Mills. There’s a lot of tough subjects in here that she writes beautifully. We are dealing with loss, intense friendships, lost love and finding out who you are. I loved all the friendships in this book and it’s the focus point of this plot.
There is a love story, a few actually, but nothing that’s the main focus of the story. I think I really like that about Mills writing. She lets her characters get to know each other and understand each other before falling in love. It’s an adorable love that’s slow growing and fun to watch.
Unlike the previous book I read by her, First & Then, this one captured my attention right away! The funny thing, it kind of lagged for me in the middle. Even though there’s a lot of intense subjects, Sloane’s clever jokes really keep this book light most of the time.
Overall, this was a great read. I loved the friendships, family dynamics, love, and Sloane. I think that she’s also finding out a lot about herself in this book and that was fun to see. There’s a lot more to her facade of being a smartass! If you are looking for a good contemporary read, pick this one up!