Title: Life’s What You Make It (Love’s Great Adventure Series #1)
Author: Theresa Troutman
Published Date: April 28th 2014
Genre: YA (Romance / Coming of Age)
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
“She’s everything I’m not and everything I want to be.”
Sebastian Iron’s life is spiraling out of control. Over the course of one week Sebastian witnesses death, runs away with his best friend’s girl, gets kicked out of his English prep school and is banished to America by his domineering mother to repeat his senior year of high school.
In America, Sebastian struggles to find self-discipline and a purpose to turn his life around. He meets Tess Hamilton, the only person to show him any kindness in his new school. Little does he know, she is the savior tutor hired by his mother to help him improve his grades. The two slowly begin to build a friendship.
As their friendship blossoms, Sebastian begins to have romantic feelings for Tess. She claims to only want a platonic relationship, but Sebastian feels the undeniable spark that sizzles between them every time they are together.
Forces beyond their control will either bring Sebastian and Tess closer together or tear them apart.
Will Sebastian return to his old habits or find the strength to be the person worthy of Tess’ love.
This was one of those books that I expected to like because of the concept and I wasn’t disappointed. The book starts with English preppy man Sebastian being sent to America having been he is kicked out of his elaborate school and having to leave behind everything and make a fresh start in America.
From the very first page I was hooked on the plot and love the way characters were written. Sebastian seems like one of those bad boys that your parents would warn you to stay away from, but you obviously can’t. These are ALWAYS my favorites. Fans of the show Gossip Girl will love this book with both examples showcasing the rich fantastic lifestyle (that I would definitely want to have) but sharing the consequences it may bring.
I could not put this book down!. The writing was amazing and the character development made me understand them on a deeper level where I thought I began to feel that I had known them for forever.
I give the book a 5 out of 5 and would definitely suggest this to any person who likes reading a romance novel with a different twist to the normal run of the mill sappy stylings.
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