Published May 2013 by Disney Hyperion
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Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Series: Nantucket Blue | Nantucket Red (May 13, 2014)
For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.
Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t.
When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.
But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on–most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits–that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.
A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue. (Source: Goodreads)
I always listen to my girl, Jess. If she likes it, I do. So I was thrilled when I finally got my hands on NANTUCKET BLUE. And it hit the spot. Perfect for someone craving a Summer Lovin’ kind of book with a great gal to follow. Cricket (fab name & I think I have to read every book with a character named Cricket) is a genuinely good person and a great friend. And she wants to go to Nantucket so bad to be there for her friend and maybe hook up with Jay, she gets a nanny job and later a chamber maid job. Among the lifestyles of the rich and privileged, she freaking pays her own and way and makes it happen. This is my kind of gal. And she doesn’t even begrudge a moment of it.
This book has lots of feels and much to reveal, but there is a pretty sweet Secret Romance that blooms in the summer sun. I couldn’t help the smile that crept onto my face every time he climbed through her window.
I am so excited to see where LEILA takes us next, except at Jess’ reveal I may have to read through my splayed fingers. I don’t want to be upset.