Hi All! It’s Becky, again. I read Judy Corry’s Meet Me There a few months ago and I thought it was cute and decided to read the sequel Unfortunately, the second book did not live up to the first. Here are my thoughts:
Summary: Eliana Costa has never had a boyfriend but she has been in love. Eliana is completely smitten with her best friend, Jess. The only problem is that Jess has a history of being a serial dater and has never looked at her like he looks at his girlfriends. However, when Eliana’s father disappears after embezzling from his clients Eliana finds her life shook up and Jess may have finally noticed her.
Review: I had a difficult time with this book. It is being marketed as a romance but it felt more like a muddled melodrama. Eliana has drama relating to her family, her friendship, her college admissions, her living arrangements, and her possible love life. It was just a little too much and everything was very drawn out before being resolved a little too quickly. Also, for a book that is supposed to be about two people falling in love they spend a surprisingly little amount of time together. Plus, their interactions were not particularly romantic or flirty. I never cared about either of them with Jess being a subpar love interest and Eliana being a weak main character. I would have been okay with those issues if the ending was strong but Jess and Eliana’s ending felt forced and Eliana’s parents’ ending was unbelievable. I liked the first book in the series but I don’t think I will revisit the Ridgewater High universe.
Final Rating: 2 out of 5
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