By: Heather Buchine
Inspire on Goodreads here.
18-year old Paige Rice, an exquisite beauty from East Hampton, NY, has just celebrated her high school graduation and is expecting to spend her summer living it up with all her socialite friends. But her parents have a different idea – she is being hauled away-literally- to the mountains of Vermont for the entire summer- in an RV!
Assuming she will be an outcast amongst the other teens at the campground still does not prepare her for the treatment she receives, which is far worse than she imagined. She also isn’t prepared for Travis, the campground owner’s son and the “Sexiest” guy she has ever laid eyes on. Travis is the only one who shows any interest in getting to know Paige. The only problem is that they have to explore what lies between them in secret. But once all the secrets are stripped away, the truth may be crushing.
***Intended for mature audiences due to language and sexual content***
My Thoughts: Perfect Summer read! I loved EVERYTHING about this read, it incorporated all of my favourite Romance cliches and still managed to come off as genuine (as opposed to cheesy). Paige is a great first person narrator, and has a lot of character (pun intended ;)) She was a breath of fresh air from all the emotionally damaged heroines that seem to be taking over the New Adult genre (not that there's anything wrong with that), and I feel the need to add that it was nice to see Parents actually acting as, Heaven forbid, Parents! ;). But seriously, Paige's strong relationship with her parents was very refreshing to read. I fell pretty hard for Travis, even when I knew I should be mad at him (for reasons I won't mention for fear of spoilers) he was so adorable and sexy at the same time, kudos to Heather for writing such a complex character. And the romance between these two? Steaming! Even thought I felt sad for Paige that they continuously had to keep their relationship a secret, I really enjoyed reading the the little moments of privacy these two got and the opportunities they took with this time ;). I really have no complaints with this read, I loved it and was so sad when I finished it, simply because I really wanted to continue Paige and Travis' story. I was so relieved to see that Buchine plans to make this a series, although I wish each book could be told from Paige's perspective, I'll settle for seeing these two as partially main characters in the next instalments. Buchine is now an auto-read author for me, INSPIRE is a perfect, fast read for the beach. I would recommend this book to all New Adult Romance fans! Happy Reading!!!
About the Author:
By no surprise my favorite hobbies are reading and writing. But beyond escaping into the
written fantasy world, I love experiencing new things. Surfing, motorcycle riding, snow blading, glass blowing, parasailing, SUP boarding are just a few that I have checked off my bucket list, but there is still so much more to explore. Right now, being a mom is my biggest adventure and the best by far!! In the quiet calm hours of the night though, I can usually be found typing away creating a world of romance where drama still exists but love (hopefully!!) always prevails.