Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Release Date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Series: Broken Hearts & Revenge, Book 1
Rated: YA 14+
Format: eGalley
Source: NetGalley
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Hot sun. Blue waves. New romances. Old secrets.

Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes a sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence.

Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friends (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). But people don't hold grudges forever. Do they?

Gemma intends on making amends, but a small case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago—including Hallie and her dreamy brother, Josh—to believe she's someone else. As though the summer wasn't complicated enough already.

Filled with summer sun, boys, and friendships gone sour, Katie Finn's first novel in the Broken Hearts & Revenge series sizzles and delights.

It’s taken me a really long time to get to this one, but I finally did it! I’ve been seeing Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend around the book blogosphere for a while now, and I’m quite glad I finally got to it. It was a cute story, although at times TOO predictable–I basically knew what was coming at the end because of the several hints dropped early on in the story. My biggest gripe with this book actually had to do with this fact: I went in expecting a super cute romance and came out with...something else. I unfortunately can’t say too much without giving much away, because trust me, I have a LOT to say on the subject. Anyway, this one was a short read and got me more into the summer mood, I’m happy to say.

While I didn’t enjoy the unsurprising storyline, I did love the romance. You guys–IT WAS SO CUTE. There were so many gushy, adorable moments that I couldn’t stop smiling. No doubt, I’m a huge fan of Josh aka total dream boat. As for Gemma’s character though, I was a bit torn. On one hand, I totally like that she’s trying to make amends for what she did, but on the other hand I feel like she should have said from day one who she was, despite the consequences, instead of going on with the whole charade of being someone else. Oh and there was the whole thing with what she did: how could someone so young do something that diabolical? I’m so confused and angry at the same time. By the way, I’m super jealous of these people living in the Hamptons. I’ve never been to the Hamptons, but Gossip Girl and Revenge have set their shows there, so I’ve caught a glimpse of it. I will go there one day, mark my words!

I’m really looking forward to reading Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold after the end of this book. Cute and engaging, Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend was a great summer read. A fast read, be sure to pick this one up soon!

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoy books like this too. there's something comforting about formula reads sometimes plus it's good to just kick back and be swept away.


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