There's a big gap between where 18-year-old Reena Montero expected to be and where she is. Instead of studying journalism at Northwestern after graduating from high school a year early, she's living with her parents in hot, sticky Florida, taking courses at the local community college and caring for her toddler, Hannah. It's not what Reena planned, but she's making the best of it. Then her one love-Hannah's father, Sawyer LeGrande-comes back to town. In a confident debut, Cotugno structures Reena's story in alternating "before" and "after" chapters that explain how Reena and Sawyer got together, what brought them to where they are now, and where they could end up, maybe, if they can push through a tangle of guilt, anger, and complicated family connections. Cotugno draws even the minor characters well, and although Sawyer, as a reformed bad boy, is something of a stock figure, Reena is complex and appealing. It's impossible not to root for the two of them to beat the odds.

I seriously love this book! From the moment I started reading, I was hooked! I read a few reviews on this book and a lot of people didn't like that the chapters kept switching between before and after Reena's pregnancy. For me personally I loved it! It made me keep reading because every chapter would end and I would want to know what would happen next, but in order to know I had to read 2 chapters. I didn't really like who Reena was when she was around Sawyer, and I wish she was smarter. Stupid boys make smart girls do stupid things I guess. All in all loved this book!


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