My boss and my company's headquarters are in Boston and, living on the west coast, I find myself on transcontinental flights several times a year. Young Adult books, especially contemporary stories, are a go-to staple for my Kindle.
Today I wanted to give a shout out to one I recently purchased--Life in the No-Dating Zone by fellow Swoon Romance author, Patricia B. Tighe:
After surviving her parents' relationship drama when her older sister elopes, Claire Gardner vows not to date during high school. Now, three years later, Claire is thrust into new relationship drama--her two best friends have boyfriends. Which means Claire is spending more and more time alone. And she's more than a little peeved.
Enter Gray Langley. His year-long crush on Claire's friend Lindsey has made him desperate enough to ask Claire for help. Hesitant at first, Claire agrees--anything to get rid of Lindsey's current evil boyfriend. But as Claire and Gray plot together, an attraction develops, and now she must decide if being with Gray is worth the pain that will come from confronting her parents with the reasons for her vow.
I chose this book because I love a good conspiracy that you just know is going to backfire gloriously. The other reason I chose Patricia's book is because I like the plot-line of the perpetual third wheel girlfriend trying to come to terms with her predicament while preserving her friendships. It's especially bittersweet in a high school setting.
Sounds like a great summer read to enjoy from the safe vantage point of your lounge chair, right?
You too can nab yourself a copy at Amazon.