Jewel has always been able to get the guy she wanted. The starting jock on the football team, the team captain on the basketball team, and the lead swimmer on the swim team. Problem is, she didn't find them the least bit exciting. Was she cold or a she-wolf for guys? Colin thought so, and he'd do anything to bring her down a peg or two. When these two collide on the sandy beach during their mixed up summer vacation, sparks fly, making this a summer neither will forget.
So the book starts out with Jewel in the midst of dumping her "Jock" boyfriend while on the beach with her cousin and friend. I loved Jewel, I felt so bad for this young girl whose life has been so messed up. A teenager who is subjected to the neglect of a father and mother. A teenager who every boy seems to be trying to get in her pants. I immediately liked her and thought her method of dumping the boys who tried to get too frisky was just oh so original.
Colin is another character in this book, and he is a doll. So polite and struggling with his own emotional and mental hell. I won't go into to much detail here other than to say that he is such a sweet boy and I hope my daughters find a man like him.
The book is a very quick read at only a little over 100 pages. If you are anything like me and absorb books you will finish it in under an hour. The romance between Jewel and Colin, unlike most YA books is slow in growing and there are a few humorous things along the way that will definitely have you rooting for Colin and Jewel to be together.
I give this book 4 stars for the entertainment value and the cute aspect and humor in the story. I do recommend this to anyone who wants a quick read and anyone who likes summer romances. By the way, this is book #2 in the Luv series, but I did not read book #1 and it didn't seem to matter, so they must be stand alone type series.
Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
“I mean, how does your mom do it? Most ladies can’t even find a guy to marry them – my mom is still ‘dating’ my dad and can’t get him to commit. But your mom,” Amy inhaled loudly, “she’s like…hum, like a husband whisperer or something,” Amy laughed.
Jewel lifted her shades to peek out at Amy, “So are you saying guys and dogs are the same?” she jumped up and plopped down on Amy’s butt to tickle Amy’s feet, “You calling my mom a dog trainer,” she giggled.
Whack! The volleyball hit Jewel on the forehead with such force, she fell backwards. Jewel’s foot hit’s Meg’s drink and red juice splattered all over her white bikini. Amy’s butt went upward to knock Jewel onto the hard deck. Falling back, Jewel’s head hit the wood floor knocking her shades off.
Jewel tried to catch her breath. Pain and anger became one as she blinked against the glare of the sun. Her eyes meet the dark brown ones of a laughing boy standing above her. A gorgeous guy, but who cared, he’d hit her so hard with his dumb ball, she was seeing stars.
“You! You! Stupid, don’t you know how to hit a ball?” Jewel struggled to get up, and pushed the boys tanned hand away from her. His unruly long black hair, dark eyes, and full lips cocked up in a smirk made her angrier.
“I’m trying to help you,” his baritone voice sounded like he was fighting against laughter, and he grasped her hand. His firm muscular shaped arm flexed as he bent to help her.
Jewel slapped it away, “I don’t want your help you ruined my bathing suit and,” she touched her forehead where a small lump was forming, “put a knot on my head!” She pushed at him and stood up, grabbing the volleyball off the ground. His yummy face taunted her when his eyebrow went up questioning her motive. Then she aimed the ball at his head and missed.
He ducked, “What was that for?” His laughing eyes turned stormy.
Waving her hand at him, she stepped forward. “Idiots that hit girls with their,” Jewel slipped back, and tried to get her balance, but the last thing she remembered was him smirking at her as her head hit the floor again.