PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
DATE PUBLISHED: 03rd May 2016
Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).
But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?
This book has pretty much everything you could want in a summer-y contemporary read; strong friendships, developing father-daughter relationship, a budding relationship and dogs! I finished this book with a smile on my face and enjoyed every minute reading it.
The characters were so much fun. Our main protagonist is Andie. She is a politicians daughter and has never placed a toe out of line. When a scandal regarding her father occurs her summer internship is cancelled and Andie must come up with something to do over the summer. She ends up dog-walking and I love that development in her character. The arc this character goes through is realistic to modern times and everything is not rainbows and puppies.
Clark is our next main character. He is amazing as a love interest for Andie. He also appeals to all the readers out there (and if you’re reading this you probably are a reader too). He is an author and in town over the summer when he meets Andie and gets swept up in the whirlwind that is her life and friendships.
The side-characters were also extraordinarily well-done. Everyone felt important to this book and everyone had a arc. The relationship between Andie and her father was one I particularly enjoyed witnessing develop . A summery – must have for any book lover.
Keep Calm and Read On,