A couple weeks ago I was asked by the author to review this story, and since you are reading this, I gladly accepted.
I was really surprised that I didn't get into this story like I thought I would. I liked it, but I could predict everything that was going to happen; it didn't leave me wondering what was coming next. This love story reminded me of one of those Cinderella movies, where there's this girl who doesn't have a lot of money, but then meets this guy who happens to be a famous singer, which is fine if you're in the younger generation, but being nineteen it didn't really appeal to me. I'm not here to write a bad review, but to tell my honest opinion on this story.
Tegan, the protagonist, hates Mason, the famous singer from America, starting from the very beginning, but then like most stories, she grows to like him and sees that he is not so bad after all and isn't a egotistical famous guy.
There is a bit of a dark element in this story. Right away in the beginning we learn some information about Tegan and her past. She dated this guy named Cale, who is a total dick and has the name of a vegetable, but that's irrelevant. Cale and Tegan went to a party where there was drinking and Cale decided to rape Tegan, and ever since that incident she wasn't able to date anyone, and I don't blame her. Another dark element in this story is that Mason, the famous singer, has also had a dark past. During his rise to fame, he was forced to change who he was and was in a relationship that wasn't the best for him as well. Of course that would make anyone feel depressed, so his solution was to cut his arms. Later he got some help and he was told to get tattoos to hide his scars, and now also resorts to working out to relieve some stress, but also going on a little vacation to a small lodge.
Like I said in the beginning, this story was kind of predictable. I felt that there are other stories very similar to this that I have read in the past, and I think that's what made me not as interested in it. There are somethings that I enjoyed about this story though. I liked how everyone in Tegan's family was so close and welcoming and genuinely loved each other. Even through the hard times they were always together and one of my favorite lines from this story is something in the lines of this... family makes the home, not the building itself. As a nineteen year old, I wanted something a bit more mature, but I would highly recommend this book to anyone between the ages of 13-16.