- Hardback | 352 pages
- 140 x 210 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
- 03 May 2016
- HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
- Boston, MA, United States
"Sam and Hadley's palpable and steamy romance had my heart racing. This heartfelt, realistic story kept me up reading all night long. I loved this book."--Miranda Kenneally, bestselling author of Catching Jordan
"Shakespeare references, betrayal, and a teacup piglet: what more could you want in a modern love story?" -Courtney C. Stevens, author of Faking Normal and The Lies About Truth
"An emotionally vivid, fearlessly honest portrait of two very human families, with a love story that will make you ache. Utterly beautiful."
--Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
"[Blake] writes a believable, emotionally satisfying romance that relies on realistic characterizations rather than supermodel good looks, fashion, and standard plot devices. It's a refreshing change from the far more common standard romances that so often become formulaic, and the well-integrated literary references are a bonus. A smart, satisfying romance."
"Debut author Blake puts the teens in a near-impossible situation, adeptly showing how Sam and Hadley can be more adult in handling the complications of romance than all four of their parents . . . Readers will be left thinking about the ways love can both hurt and heal."
"A strong choice for YA collections, especially where romance is popular."
--School Library Journal
"Sam and Hadley are appealing and engaging characters, especially when Hadley devastatingly, sympathetically learns the truth. Blake doesn't opt for the easy, happily-ever-after ending, instead emphasizing that relationships are work and need to be handled with care."
About Ashley Herring Blake