It’s been one year since it happened- when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in a swimming accident. After shutting out everyone but her family and three best friends, Paige has decided to rejoin the world, and she’s armed with a plan. 1) Date a boy: her old crush Ryan Chase is a perfect choice; 2) Attend parties: with friends like hers, this should be easy; 3) Join a club: It’s high school, so this is easy; 4) Travel: hey, a girl can dream; and 5) Swim: terrifying, but possible, right? She has her plan mapped out, but Ryan’s nerdy cousin max moves to town and recruits her for Quiz Bowl. This throws her plans for a loop, and she has very little time to get back on track.
I really liked this book for one main reason. The love story was just so sweet. I loved all the characters, and they were well developed. It was one of those books where one minute you’re sighing at how sweet one of the characters and the next minute you’re wanting to scream at the character for not seeing who they should get with. it was a sweet book though, the kind you curl up in a chair with during the summer.