Hotness Level: Blaze
Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Contemporary, NovellaSeries: Girls Most Likely To... #2
Reviewed by Anne
Bree and Marc were devoted to each other in high school and were voted Cutest Couple of their class. Bree was a military brat whose father died in service. When Marc enlists just after graduation they have a huge argument and break up. While Marc is gone at basic training Bree realizes she's pregnant. She makes an attempt to contact him, but when he doesn't respond she feels further betrayed and abandoned and decides to raise their child on her own. Now it's their 10 year high school reunion and they are both attending. Marc still has no idea he has a child, and Bree knows she must tell him.
I really wanted to like this book more than I ended up liking it. I think I've said that before. It's that darn secret baby trope. I cannot set my inner parent aside, and it makes it really hard for me to understand and forgive anyone who would keep a baby a secret from its father. So, right away this story has a mark against for me. The thing is, when the explanation is believable, I enjoy a secret baby story. In this case, I was so mad at Bree, it's hard for me to say how I felt about the story. I was pretty upset with Marc, too. Here are two young adults (when they graduated from high school) who were each other's world. Then they have one fight and never say another word to each other. Nope. I can't buy it.
There were some things I appreciated about this book, and this series, though. I liked that Bree caught a lot of flack for her weak attempt (ONE attempt!) at contacting Marc. I didn't want instant forgiveness, and she didn't get it. (It did come pretty quick, though.) I really like how this story fit tongue in groove (not that kind!) with the first of the series. The writing is well done and fun to read. Sometimes you know what just happened off page because you read book one, and other times you can't wait to read what just happened off page when you get to read book 3. I also really appreciated the friendship between Bree, Tess, and Kelsey. It felt fun and real.
It's a nice quick read, and I'm curious to see what was going on in all those off page moments, so I may just have to read the 3rd one. Which bumps this from a C to a C+.