Title: Broken hearts, Fences and other things to mend by Katie Finn
Author: Katie Finn
Series: Yes, Trilogy.
Page Count: 339, I stopped at 164.
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Age Range: 15+
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Social Issues
Description on Goodreads:
Hot sun. Blue waves. New romances. Old secrets.
Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes a sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence.
Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friends (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). But people don’t hold grudges forever. Do they?
Gemma intends on making amends, but a small case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago—including Hallie and her dreamy brother, Josh—to believe she’s someone else. As though the summer wasn’t complicated enough already.
Filled with summer sun, boys, and friendships gone sour, Katie Finn’s first novel in the Broken Hearts and Revenge series sizzles and delights.
Now, before I start I want to say this: I loved the writing style and I will be picking up other books under her other name; Morgan Matson. I loved the prose and how the story flowed… I just didn’t like the story. From the beginning I was getting through it quickly, but just as quickly it fell apart for me. The idea behind the series is great! Revenge, remorse, heartbreak, new romance, drama… it has it all!
But.. it just didn’t click with me. Something about the characters seemed overly predictable. I didn’t like how it was painstakingly obvious what was going on between Hallie and Gemma. I got it the first moment they saw each other again. I also flipped to the back and was right about another prediction I made.
The story wasn’t for me, but it might be for you! 😀 I am not going to rate this, since while I didn’t like the story and it felt overly predictable where it was going, I loooovveedd the writing and style. I will be picking up Since You’ve Been Gone hopefully soon!
Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Anyone who likes a good contemporary novel!