Erica and Jack met on holiday when they were teenagers. They were each other's first love but didn't keep in touch. Now that Erica is an adult and in a dead-end relationship, she finds herself thinking about Jack. She goes on holiday with a girlfriend and unexpectedly runs into Jack. Sparks fly, and Erica wonders if she's getting a second chance with her first love.
I loved this book's cover (so gorgeous) and loved the idea of rekindling a teenage romance. I think the concept will resonate with many readers. But, I was disappointed by the delivery. The characters were melodramatic and had a lot of flat dialogue. The heroine seemed immature for her age, and acted more like a teenager than an adult. Lately, I've noticed that chick lit heroines are rather insecure about their bodies and accident prone (i.e. they fall a lot) and Erica was no exception. While I get that these qualities may make a character seem more human, more relatable, etc. I feel that these are cliches and have become tiresome. Pick this up if you are after a quick holiday read for the beach. (CK)