Monday, July 09, 2018

Loving Grace by April Smith

About the Book
Grace Summer lands herself in a melon load of trouble when she becomes torn between the boy of her dreams and the boy almost next door. As the newly crowned Watermelon Queen, she is thrust into the spotlight, meets the dreamy Warren Hartley, and continues trying to get over an accident that rocked her world. Mix in working with Beau Baron who Grace happens to fight with just about as much as breathing and the metaphorical sparks fly.

Like most things in life, Grace must learn to take the good with the bad. While the good is the handsome and fun Warren Hartley, the bad is Beau Baron—or at least being around his annoying and rude self way more than she would like. For Beau, Grace is nothing more than aggravating and an irritating reminder from the night of the accident. Tensions soar as Grace and Beau fight to love themselves and maybe, just maybe, each other.

My Thoughts
This was a fun, quick, YA read that I enjoyed more than I anticipated.
I love watermelon quite a lot but I never knew there was such a thing as a Watermelon Queen but you learn something new everyday.
Grace was a fun heroine, she knew how to be poised and sophisticated but also wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty and have fun. The only thing that bugged me about her was the way she just fell for the first guy who showed her any attention, completely ignoring the warnings and advice from those she trusted.
The whole Baron family was great. I loved how they took care of Grace like she was their own and the teasing between the boys and Grace made me smile a lot.
Beau didn’t always handle things the best way but that’s to be expected of a teenage boy and his heart was in the right place.
The whole “Watermelon Queen” experience was definitely unique and entertaining.

Overall this was a short enjoyable read that is perfect to pick up this summer.

Meet the Author
April Smith grew up spending summers working on her best friend's family watermelon farm and she was one of those watermelon queens she writes about. She has her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master s Degree in the Art of Teaching.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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