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I bought it!
For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.
Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t.
When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.
But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on–most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits–that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.
A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.
I have had Nantucket Blue on my to be read list for such a long time now that I forced myself to read it this month! It was a quick, easy, summery read, so I was quite happy that I pushed myself to read it. Nantucket Blue would be a perfect Summer read. It’s not too complicated and it could easily be read in one sitting. I initially thought I wasn’t going to connect with the story, but it was the relationship between Cricket and an unexpected guy that kept me turning the pages.
Nantucket Blue centres around Cricket (I can’t get over that name!) her best friend Jules and Jules’ family. A tragedy strikes Jules’ family which changes friendships. I won’t tell you what the tragedy is, even though it is revealed early on, because I don’t want to ruin the story. I thought that the beginning of the book was strong, I was pulled in and felt sorry for the characters when the tragedy struck. Unfortunately, the friendship between Cricket and Jules was affected by the tragedy, and this is when I started to feel less of a connection to the characters. I think it’s because I found it hard to believe in some of the character’s decisions. Of course, tragedies do affect us all in different ways, but for me, I couldn’t reconnect with the characters.
The romance, as I mentioned, kept me reading. It was sweet, yet it didn’t override the story. I think Nantucket Blue is worth checking out, the story has a lot of promise and you might connect to the characters much more than I did.
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