Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt

Release Date: July 12, 2011
On the last day of her junior year, Hannah's boyfriend Sebastian dumped her. Facing a summer of loneliness, Hannah turns to her best friend Ava for comfort. Ava does what BFFs do: she stays by Hannah's side...until it's time for Ava to head up to Maine for the summer. Also left behind is Ava's boyfriend, Noah, who's such a great guy he gets Hannah a job at the diner he waits tables at. Slowly, Hannah comes out of her funk thanks to Noah's good conversation and their fun times at the diner. But things get complicated when their friendship turns into attraction--and one night, into a passionate kiss.

The novel opens on the first day of senior year; the day Hannah is going to see Ava, Sebastian, and Noah all in one place. Over the course of the day secrets and betrayals are revealed, and alliances are broken and reformed. In the end, everyone is paired up once again, but not the way you might think...

I read this book in one day. I seriously couldn't tear myself away from it. I loved Hannah. She was endearing and relatable and real. I loved Noah, too. He was so sweet and down to earth--just an all around really great guy. I hated Ava and Sebastian. Can you tell who I was rooting for??? It might be a little obvious.
I liked the setup of this book quite a lot, actually. It goes back and forth between the first day of Hannah's senior year and the events of the summer. I think that style was part of the reason I couldn't put it down. I knew what had happened, and I was dying to know when and how things progressed with Hannah and Noah from friendship to something more.

This book had quite a bit of language in it, but it really didn't bother me much until the end. I think the last page was a Swearing is just called for sometimes. Most times it's not though. Unless you just dropped a knife and cut off your big toe, I'm pretty sure it's not necessary. I still really liked the book though. I would definitely recommend it if you aren't an "earmuff" kind of person.

This book doesn't come out until July, but you can pre-order it from Amazon! Then you don't have to remember it in July. The book will just show up in a pretty little box on your front step. You don't even have to get out of your jammies to go to the store to buy it. IN FACT, you don't even have to do any searching for it. You can just CLICK HERE. Plus, you may not even remember your ordered it by July so when it shows up, you'll get all warm and fuzzy on the inside and your heart will smile. It's like an un-birthday surprise! ANY-way.... I'm taking the weekend off--It's my hubby's birthday today (Happy 29th sweets!), we have a wedding rehearsal dinner tonight for my cousin and her wedding is tomorrow. Then, said hubby is running a marathon on Saturday. All that=no time for blogging the rest of the week. Hope you have a good one!

**I received this egalley from the publisher for the purpose of review.

Happy Reading!

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