This was such a sweet book! I really enjoyed it!
High school junior Charlie Blake has never seen anyone quite like Micah Jacobs in her small town of Grand Lakes. With his carefree spirit, rough-around-the-edges personality, and handsome grin, Charlie is transfixed.
But Charlie’s been burned before with her first crush, at the hands of an ex-friend and a cruel joke. Because of those scars, Charlie keeps her guard up when it comes to boys. But a class project – that may or may not involve kissing for the camera! – forces her to not only confront Micah, but her true feelings.
While prepping for the assignment, Charlie finds herself in Micah’s car accompanied by the music of Journey, Elvis, The Cars, and Peter Gabriel. Between slushies, burning rafts, pizza, and great music, Charlie and Micah bond as she learns the importance of letting go of the past and opening herself to new people.
When their project comes to an end, Charlie wonders if she should finally confess everything she’s been denying before she loses the chance. When words fail, will the songs in her heart be enough?
What I Liked:
- The romance in this book was pretty sweet, and it reminded me of what it was like to have my first love.
- I really loved Josh’s personality–as someone who doesn’t have any siblings, I just found the relationship between Charlie and her big brother interesting. I liked that he was a typical guy, but good natured and always there for Charlie when she really needed him. Plus, the teasing about Jackie O was hilarious.
- I think the pacing and the plot of this book was really good. It went for just the right length and there was a conflict all the way through that kept me interested.
- I liked how there were a lot of different friendship groups that were explored.
What I Disliked:
- I don’t think there was anything about this book that I disliked at all.
It’s a lovey dovey, sweet and cute romance and I highly recommend it. I think teenagers would enjoy it and be able to relate to it.
Sweet Tea | This book had all of the sweet, adorable romance!