Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Review: Rewind To You by Laura Johnston

One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away. 

But the past isn’t easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete’s body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street. 

When she’s with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now…

ebook, 336 pages
Expected publication:  September 15, 2014 by Kensington Publishing Corp.

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Kensington Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is September 15, 2014.

When dystopian and paranormal stories seem to dominate the YA genre I found this story really refreshing since it was not that.  It was a nice sweet love story about two people from different sides of the track which reminded me of the YA stories that were around when I was actually of the age to read this genre.

Although the characters were seventeen years old the emotional chemistry was evident right from the moment they met.  This instantly put me in their corner and made me hope for a happy ending.  Even though I am past the age of these characters and have already married my "love story" I can visualize teens out there reading this story with dreamy eyes and hoping that they can someday experience a romance like this.  I swooned with the first kiss!

Included in the plot is a the added dimension of the fact that their romance is forbidden, Sienna has a boyfriend back home, and both characters are dealing with different yet equally difficult emotional issues relate to their fathers.  This added an additional element of depth to give the story more impact.  The reader sees both of the characters grow as a result of their relationship with each other and as they help each other cope with their emotional baggage.
  I will not say more but I will say that I recommend this story to any reader who enjoys a nice love story regardless of age.  This was an easy read and a nice distraction from the everyday grind.  Well done.

About the Author

Laura Johnston is the author of REWIND TO YOU, a YA contemporary romance releasing on September 15, 2014. She fell in love with the young adult genre both through her experience in high school as well as her job later as a high school teacher. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, sewing, traveling, writing, writing and more writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids.

Twitter:  lauralojohnston

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