Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer.
Lori can't wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends-including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that she's turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But that's not going to happen-not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.
Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori's romantic summer melt into one hot mess?
This book contained both The Boys Next Door and Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols. The book follows Lori as she tries to get Sean's attention. Lori and her brother grew up next door to the Vader brothers (Sean, Cameron, and Adam), so Lori is a bit of a tomboy from being around all those boys. This summer, she decides she wants to be viewed as a girl and not just one of the guys. She creates an elaborate plan that involves dressing girlier and wearing a bikini to grab the attention of the middle Vader brother, Sean, whom she has had a crush on for years. Part of her plan is to make Sean jealous by pretending to date Adam (the youngest Vader). By doing this, she ignores her growing attraction to Adam even though Adam is obviously in love with her and cares about her. It was frustrating to see Lori ignore the jealousy she felt when she saw Adam with another girl, and the tingling feelings she felt when she was around him, BUT she still brushed those off as if they were nothing.
The second book starts off right where the first book ends. Lori and Adam are finally dating, but one mess up gets them both banned from each other. I hated to see them apart! How can they be grounded from each other right after they get together?! That was frustrating to read, but I could not put it down. Adam is much more irritable in this book. We get both Lori and Adam's point of view. Adam gets jealous very easily, lies to Lori, makes plans behind her back. For a good part of the book, I was mad at Adam. He was not as likable as in the first book because he was so frustrated with all the trouble he caused himself. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed it.
I really loved these books! This is the first book I read by Jennifer Echols, and she is skilled at humor. I laughed so much during this book. Lori and the characters were so witty and entertaining. I could not put this books down! I read all 587 pages in one sitting, and I was sad to see it end. I loved the romantic comedy aspects of this book. Definitely the perfect summer read.
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