Penn Westbrook thinks he’s the one for me.
It’s not that I’m entirely opposed to the idea, but I’ve got a lot going on.
Aside from school obligations and my own extracurricular interests, I’ve got a crazy family life. My four chaotic siblings are enough to deal with on their own, but out of nowhere, my biological father returns and wants me to be a part of the new family he found while he was away.
Not to mention I’m stuck between my two best friends, Erica and Kara, who can’t seem to get along but won’t tell me why.
But I’m just happy that Kara finally got permission to play on the boys’ hockey team this season—the very same one where Penn is the captain.
As I come to terms with all this—and my own inner battles—I can’t help but wonder how I’m supposed to keep myself from falling for Penn when he promises to be there to catch me.
About the Author
Jennifer Ann Shore is an award-winning, bestselling author based in Seattle, Washington.
She writes romance stories that go a little deeper than the standard tropes. Her lineup of more than a dozen books includes standalones, a dystopian series, and a vampire series—with titles such as “Perfect Little Flaws,” “Young at Midnight,” and “Metallic Red.”
Prior to publishing, she led an impressive career in New York, first as a journalist and then as a marketing executive, gaining recognition for her work from companies such as Hearst and SIIA.
This is the first book that I’ve read by the this author and it won’t be the last. I really enjoyed this story and was hooked from the very first page. The story starts with Violet, a high school senior, who is dealing with a household of younger and annoying step-siblings, typical high school drama, and a bit of heartache left behind by an absentee father. I must say that I felt very connected to Violet’s character and felt similar emotions as I was reading her story.
Of course, everything changes once she meets Penn, the hockey player from the school’s rival team. Penn’s character development truly shined throughout the storyline as he was the perfect romance interest for Violet. the romance between the two was very sweet and innocent, giving this story a nice but well-paced PG-13 rating. It would be great to see the two in future novels and possibly see how their college and adult careers panned out. If you like sweet high school romances, this would be a great addition to read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.