Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Review: Ditched

Title - Ditched
Author - Amity Hope
Genre - YA Romance Contemporary 
Published - April 15 2013
Format - Kindle Freebie


Holly has her whole life mapped out. It’s simple, really. She just needs to finish her degree in journalism, marry Collin—her high school sweetheart—and live happily ever after.

Max has had a crush on his friend Holly since he moved to town four years ago. He’s been dreading her wedding since she first sent him a text telling him the news. He's dreading it so much, in fact, that he's decided to move back to his hometown in California immediately following the ceremony.

He never thought that a change of plan would include taking Holly with him, showing her that sometimes the happily ever after you really want, is the one you never knew you were looking for.

Holly's life is all planned out from finishing college to marrying her high school sweetheart everything should be perfect. When she stops by her fiance's house after her bachelorette party she finds her fiancĂ© home and not alone but with another woman. Instead of calling it off the wedding Holly lets her mom and his mom bully her into going through with the wedding. However after walking down the aisle she sees the girl who happened to be with Collin. Knowing she can’t marry him she calls of f the wedding thanks to Max with the perfect excuse to get out of town for a while.

A few weeks in sunny California sound like the perfect way to figure out what she wants to do and getting away from the backlash of the wedding with her best friend can’t be all bad.  After the long drive across the country things are looking up for Holly shes settled into life at the beach house and is seeing Max as more than just a friend and when Mike his older brother spells out that he’s been in love with her for years everything changes. Even though she’s getting over Collin she’s learning that it was never meant to be with him but Max is exactly what she wants. Will she be able to make it work with Max or end up rushing home to Collin when he has an accident?

I like Holly she reminds me of the girl next door who has a good heart just maybe takes Max for granted at first. As the book progresses and she gets out on her own I found myself really connecting with her. I love that she’s crafty making her own jewelry which is something I do myself. I loved Max he’s just a good guy who hasn’t had the chance to win over Holly’s heart but of course getting her away from her old life is the prefect chance at love.

I picked up Ditched as a kindle freebie a long time ago but never seemed to get around to it which seems to be a trend for me. I really loved the idea of a sweet romance between best friends finding love and I think that the author did a tasteful job creating a clean romance between the two that doesn’t come off as re-bound like. I found Ditched to be a sweet romance which is also clean so anyone can enjoy it the relationship between Holly and Max is adorable. I enjoyed the story it was quick paced and fun hard to put down because I was curious to see what would happen to Holly next. Overall it's a light hearted romance which is perfect for a lazy afternoon. I’m a sucker for a happy ever after and Ditched doesn't disappoint. 
4 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. This is another great book by Amity Hope. Her writing style flows so well. I loved the characters and really couldn't put this book down. I had to find out what happened with Holly and Max. I can't wait to check out more books by this author. I highly recommend this book you will definitely enjoy all the characters and the story line.

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