They’d been best friends since elementary school, knew each other’s secrets, and supported each other in times of need…Sandy Cooper and Hunter Blakely were there for each other no matter what…until one epic graduation night changed everything…
For Sandy, her sexy best friend knew too much of the life she wanted to get away from. She wanted to start fresh but also keep the one constant in her life; his unwavering friendship and support. And she was willing to push her growing feelings for him down in order to protect their special friendship.
Hunter always knew that the gorgeous blonde was all he wanted, and even though her rejection hurt, he was willing to do whatever it took to prove to her that they belonged together in every way.
When it comes to Chasing Perfect, sometimes you don’t have to travel very far.
Sandy and Hunter have a special connection. The friendship reaches out to the early childhood, and they have been there for each other ever since. Through everything, the growing pains, the abusive mother, the dead father, they have always been there for each other. Until sex changes everything. The one amazing night between them, and nothing will ever be the same again.
In the absence of Hunter, Sandy has to learn to stand on her two feet, to be independent, or as much one as having a twin sister, will allow.
But now Hunter is back, and with Sandy on the first adventure of her life. And it is a true spring break adventure, with beach life, parties, boating and games - mind games, jealousy, drinking games and all that is part of spring break, growing up, and finding your direction. And the games go on, until a life and death situation, make Sandy to face her true feelings, and admit that life is sometimes better than any fairy tale.
I love Melanie Shawn's writing style, the characters are so real, not only likable and charismatic, but people you would want to spend time with. Hunter's love Sandy is palpable in every scene, Sandy's emotional fears have kept her on distance, but life has perfect timing, and reasons for the wait game.
Even though the story is in the first person and the Young Adult genre, both something that are not normally my favourite as I usually enjoy a bit more mature characters, but the Someday series has captured my mind, because of the compelling characters.
The stories are filled with growing pains, the difficult decisions of adulthood, passion, love, and amazing friends. Lots of sweet romance, steamy love scenes, and fun banter, in midst of struggles and life lessons
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me