Description Macy Diaz has managed childhood friend Jeb Porter’s crush for years. However, his infatuation turns to obsession, even putting a kid in the hospital just for hitting on her. In the past, Macy brushed it off, explained his bizarre acts away. But now she harbors a secret. She’s in love…with Jeb’s sister, Rachel.
By some miracle, Rachel loves Macy back, and despite the small minds polluting their sleepy southern town, they’re sticking together. Unfortunately, making sure Jeb never grows suspicious proves harder every day—until everything falls apart.
As a sick, unstable Jeb starts to threaten all Macy values, she is reminded of what has always been perfectly clear. Macy belongs to him, only him, and he won’t let her go. Ever.
If only Macy could’ve loved Jeb, she wouldn’t have to worry about surviving him now.
Rating 4/5 stars
Cover I saw the cover and wanted to read the book.But after reading I think the cover doesn’t really show Macy and Rachel?
Review I have read and loved another book by Lynn Vroman (review here), so I was really excited to read this one.
The relationship between Macy and Rachel is really cute and well done. I rooted so much for them and with every step back I felt so bad for them. It’s a really sweet first love story.
But the first half of the book I was so… angry at it. The way Jeb’s character was handled… that is, not Jeb’s character but the way the other characters got along with him. The whole time I was reminded of people who are abused by their partner but stay with them because they are so loveable when they are not in a hitting mood and without them, the abuser would be so depressed.
Thankfully that changes! I nearly read the second half in one setting because I was so afraid for the characters and till the end you don’t know if it’s a happy or sad end.
Summer confessions has been sitting on my wishlist and thanks to Netgalley I got it as an ARC in exchange for a honest review. Thank you.