Friday, June 14, 2013

The Other Boy - Hailey Abbott

"And she felt the best summer ever slip right through her fingers."

Summary: Maddy gets caught throwing a party and is forced by her parents to go to Napa Valley with them for the summer. While there, Maddy has to work on the new family vineyard - with David, but Maddy has a boyfriend back in the city. She may think the best summer ever has slipped right through her fingers, but she has no idea what's in store for her in the Valley.

I enjoy Hailey Abbott's books for their fluff factor, they are always just light, fun reads! In this one, Maddy is the typical city girl and is tested when she has to get down and dirty in wine country. The guy she has to work with, David, thinks she's a snob but Maddy proves to him - and herself - that that isn't really her. Turns out she likes eating ribs and getting messy! Of course like all good books, there's romance between Maddy and David which causes drama between Maddy and her boyfriend Brian. I really like David! He likes to cook and is a really down to earth guy. The thing I liked most about this book was the use of descriptions from Abbott. Here's a taste: "...gazing at the stars flung like powder across the black velvet sky."

Rating: 7/10


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