Published August 1st 2012 by Calta Press
Now to appease her parents self-proclaimed sorority princess Libby Gentry is packing up her Prada bag and heading to work for her great aunt’s antique store in tiny Elsbury, Louisiana. She’s pretty sure she can tackle the swamp and deal with her great aunt and tom boy of a little cousin, but what she doesn’t know is if she can handle the local town playboy, Blaine Crabtree.As Libby’s feelings for Blaine grow, so does her need for acceptance and all of the insecurities she has kept inside are coming out. She may have survived the Louisiana swamp, but she may not survive Blaine’s reluctance to say the ‘L’ word. When Blaine finally commits to the three words Libby’s been waiting for, she only hopes they haven’t come too late.**This book does contain some mild language and sexual content. It is meant for upper YA readers**
Libby is your typical rich girl. Her parent’s are wealthy and she has a huge house and all the finest name brand accessories. But, when she flunks out of college, her parents decide to send her to a po-dunk Louisiana town to stay with her great aunt. Libby tries to get out of it, but, her parent’s do not want to hear it. So, she gets on the bus and tries to deal with what is ahead of her.
I enjoyed the character of Libby because even though she was treated like a princess, she also shows her vulnerable side by befriending her strange cousin and spilling her story to try to help Brittany feel better. Libby was not always popular; she was classified as a nerd in high school and was practically invisible.
Blaine and Libby were great together and I loved the fact that it was not love at first sight. They actually had to get to know each other and soon were inseparable. Both of their insecurities cause many problems through out the book and Libby tends to look for help in places that she never would have thought of before.
The ending of the book was good. I did not feel like there was a huge WOW factor, but, I did enjoy the way the story was finalized.
I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Vernon’s series, My Alien Romance, and am really glad that I read this book too! She is an eloquent writer and knows how to really develop her characters! I look forward to more of her work!