Partying with friends and scoring a flawless tan is about all Roxie has on her list of things to make her Hampton’s summer perfect.
Her parents, however, have other plans and Grandma Betty’s farm is just one of them.
Just as her life is in shambles and the quaint town is suffocating her, she meets Chase.
Somewhere in the mix of bummer summer and small town doldrums, he becomes the boy she can’t seem to avoid falling for. Just adding him to the picture, her stay starts to get better, even if she knows it has to end with the summer holidays.
That is until Betty drops a life-shattering bomb.
Roxie must make a choice that will change her life forever. What happens when a spoiled brat from New York learns the true meaning of love, loss, and forgiveness?
Can Chase and Roxie find a way to be together or is this just another summer romance?
5/5 bales of hay
When I was asked to participate in this blog tour, I was honored. I did a little beta reading on this book, so I knew that I was in for a treat.
As the story begins, we meet high school student Roxie. A girl that has always lived a priveledged life. School is out for the summer and she has plans with her bestie Amber to go to the Hamptons. She cannot miss the white party afterall! Unfortunately her parents have decided she won’t be going with Amber. It turns out they think it would be best for Roxie to go spend her summer with her grandma Betty… on a farm.
Roxie heads into her summer, hating the idea of spending time in the country. The people are so different than what she is used to. It turns out her super cute clothes aren’t really appropriate for a farm. It’s hell. Until she meets Chase that is. He is a total hottie and seems to spend a lot of time around Betty’s farm. No matter how hard Roxie tries, she just can’t seem to stay away from Chase.
Roxie is finally settling in and finding a place for herself in the small town. Until she finds out some major life changing news from Betty.
What’s going to happen when the summer comes to an end? How will she be able to say goodbye to this new life? How is she going to go back to fast paced city living after an incredible summer?
I loved this book so freakin much! I think that Ruthi Kight did a fabulous job on her debut novel and I cannot wait to read more of her work.
Kight did an amazing job of building her characters. Roxie was the perfect example of a spoiled girl. Grandma Betty seemed like she came right out of the south, blessin’ hearts and all. And then there is Chase. Oh man! What a hottie! I loved his southern boy charm.
I enjoyed reading about Roxie and Chase. Their relationship seemed very realistic for people their age. Although, they were super frustrating at times and I found myself yelling at the pages.
I mentioned before that I beta read a little on this one, but I only got to read the first half. The second half was just as good as the beginning. Kight ended the book in a way that left me wanting so much more.
This book had me laughing, yelling and cursing myself for putting on mascara. I was a mess. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes Young Adult, romance, debut novels from amazing authors, coming of age stories, or the south. Basically if you enjoy reading, this is the book for you. No joke.
So what are you waiting for? Go grab your copy! Like now. eReader verision is only 99 pennies!!
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About the Author:
If you had asked 6 year old Ruthi what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have told you a Rock Star. Those dreams faded to the background when she found out who the true Rock Stars are: Authors.
She has always had a fascination with books, losing herself completely in numerous books, enjoying the worlds she found that were so unlike her own. They were her escape, and eventually became her passion.
Her family has been putting up with her and her incoherent ramblings while she worked on her debut novel, Knotted Roots. Her five year old and Fiance have suffered through many “fend for yourself” nights, but somehow still manage to love her anyway.
She is now attending the Southern New Hampshire University, working on her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing/Fiction so that she can create her own worlds for others to fall in love with.
Okay, now that I’m done talking in the third person, let me just say that I love connecting with people via Facebook, Goodreads, my blog, etc. If you would like to chat, you can usually find me online at any given time. I also want to say thank you to each and every person who reads my book. It was a labor of love and I truly hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
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