Leesie Hunt has many rules: No kissing. No sex. No dating outside the Mormon faith. When Michael Walden—a deep-sea diver who lost his parents in a violent hurricane—arrives in town, Leesie sees someone who needs her. They fall for one another, even though his dreams are tied to the depths of the ocean and hers to salvation above.
Will their intense chemistry be too strong to resist? Leesie and Michael must make the hardest choice of their lives: whether to follow their beliefs or their hearts.
Alright, so I like to consider myself a writer. And I know how vulnerable it can make you feel to have someone critique your stuff. So when I’m writing reviews, I normally will do anything possible to avoid blasting the negatives. I love all kinds of books and I always finish them (no matter what) – and by that time, I end up either loving them, or thinking “okay, won’t be reading that again”. But, oh my goodness….please don’t waste your time on this novel.
First off, the characters “fall in love” way too fast. It’s extremely unrealistic. And I put fall in love in quotation marks because I’m not even convinced that they are actually ever in love. Second, the protagonist is a girl who’s been a steadfast Mormon her entire life: she’s chaste, doesn’t kiss, etc… But all of a sudden, she starts having hot and heavy make-out sessions as if it’s no big deal. Third…and this is what really gets me in the end: throughout the entire novel, these two teenagers are together, broken up, together, then broken up (it’s exhausting and annoying). But in the end, they decide that though they love each “so much”, they can’t be together after all. What a cop out!
After all that reading, to have them say “let’s just be friends” – it literally grossed me out and made me want to throw the book out of the window. Don’t bother.
O out of 5 stars (sorry :( )