Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend
by Katie Finn
Broken Hearts & Revenge – Book 1
Available May 2014
Summer, boys, and friendships gone sour. This new series has everything that perfect beach reads are made of!
Gemma just got dumped and is devastated. She finds herself back in the Hamptons for the summer—which puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend that she wronged five years earlier. Do people hold grudges that long?
When a small case of mistaken identity causes everyone, including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh, to think she’s someone else, Gemma decides to go along with it.
Gemma’s plan is working (she’s finding it hard to resist Josh), but she’s finding herself in embarrassing situations (how could a bathing suit fall apart like that!?). Is it coincidence or is someone trying to expose her true identity? And how will Josh react if he finds out who she is?
This Blonde’s Review:
When I started this book I expected another light fun read that I’d enjoy since I do like books that have a similar plot. Except that this one had so many little things that has me looking back and thinking that I loved when This happened or That. They weren’t huge things, there were just enough little things added together to really make me want to go out and buy a copy of this book when it comes out in May.
Gemma isn’t a bad person, but when she was in a rough spot in her life she made some bad choices and hurt people who mattered to her and to her father. When she has to go back to the Hamptons for the first time since everything went down she hopes that she won’t run in to Hallie. Hallie is the girl who could have been like a sister to her until Gemma did her best to destroy everything.
After meeting a cute guy on the train who turned out to be Hallie’s brother Josh and a misunderstanding about her identity, all Gemma can do is go along with the idea that she’s really someone else and work to get to know Hallie again. Watching Gemma get to know Hallie and Josh was great, I really enjoyed all of them. There were little things that kept happening to Gemma that had me wondering a time or two if Gemma was running into a string of bad karma thanks to the continuing lie or if something else was happening to her. And the great thing is that those things were all small enough that it really can go either way. One minute I assumed one thing then something would happen to make me think something else.
The end of this one really was great. I loved it and can’t wait to read the next one! I would love to tell you more about the hows and whys but I just can’t spoil it for you. I was left with so many questions and I really hope to find out more in the next book. Which I really wish was coming out soon rather than knowing this one isn’t even out until May. Dang.
If you enjoy mistaken identities, righting past wrongs, cute guys, and a case of serious bad luck then you’ll enjoy Gemma’s story. You really should get a copy in May when it comes out.