Summary: Gemma is looking forward to the summer ahead and having time to spend with her perfect boyfriend, Teddy. But when Teddy shocks her with a sudden breakup, she is devastated. Instead of traveling across the world with him, she ends up in the Hamptons with her father. The Hamptons is an amazing destination, to be sure, but it’s also the place where Gemma must face her past and a friend she betrayed years ago. She wants to make things right; but a case of mistaken identity, an unforgettable, cute boy on the train, and the effort of keeping up a charade creates one complicated summer.
Thoughts: As soon as I heard Katie Finn is another pen name for author Morgan Matson, I was totally in. I loved Matson’s Second Chance Summer and was eager to try another novel by her. I also liked that this story was set in the Hamptons; it sounded like the perfect book for my beach bag!
After I started, though, I wasn’t sure about the mistaken identity storyline. I don’t always like excessive hijinks. 😉 But, I did like the characters and felt the story had heart and promise. Gemma is a funny, engaging character. Nothing goes her way, and although her case is extreme, I think we can all relate to those times when things seem to be falling apart around us.
I am really glad I stuck with the novel. It’s humorous, takes an interesting turn, and leaves the reader eager for the next book in the series, Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold (which comes out next spring).