May 25, 2012

The Story of Us

The Story of Us
By Deb Caletti

Book: Stand Alone

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub Date: April 24 2012 
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Source: Borrowed
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Cricket’s on a self-imposed break from her longtime boyfriend—but she’s picked a bad week to sort out her love life. For one thing, her mother’s romance is taking center stage: After jilting two previous fianc├ęs, her mom is finally marrying Dan Jax, whom Cricket loves. But as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities at a guesthouse whose hippie owners have a sweet, sexy son—Ash—complications arise:
Cricket’s future stepsisters make it clear they’re not happy about the marriage. An old friend decides this is the week to declare his love for Cricket. Grandpa chooses to reveal a big secret at a family gathering. Dan’s ex-wife shows up. And even the dogs—Cricket’s old, ill Jupiter and Dan’s young, lively Cruiser—seem to be declaring war.
While Cricket fears that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, she’s also alarmed by her own desires. Because even though her boyfriend looms large in her mind, Ash is right in front of her....

My Review: This book is not what it's made out to be.  I could not stand this book at all. I only made through half of it before giving up. The beginning starts of slow about Cricket packing everything away for the move. The story of them moving takes about 4 chapters of the book and keeps going back and forth about love, including hers and everyone's around her.