Date Published: TBD
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to wait. High school is over and Tessa is done with the drama. She wants to wait. So what? Does that mean she’s destined to never be with anyone? Probably.
Sometimes it’s possible to wait too long. Cassie’s best friend just tried to kiss her. He should have tried a year ago. Not now. Does that mean they can’t still be friends? Maybe.
Tessa Jameson is determined not to fall victim to the same mistakes of her past. After meeting Tucker, she’s going to need all the help she can get.
Cassie DeMarco refuses to give her heart up to someone who is about to leave and start the next chapter in his life. So this summer it’s time to forget Mark, and focus on finding a fling instead.
*Warning Mature Content
Author Spotlight: Ryan Ringbloom lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.
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What I say (review): Wait is the follow up story to Ryan Ringbloom's other NA book Fast. Wait features a couple of minor characters from Fast as well as a whole new batch of characters.
Where Fast features teenagers who rush into sex too soon, Wait is the antithesis (sort of) focusing on Tessa who is Ashley's frenemy-turned-bestie from book 1 who avoids sex and relationships. The book follows Tessa, Tucker, Cassie and Mark as they work at a kids summer camp.
Cassie and Mark are best friends with a complicated relationship (think Kent and Robin from book 1) and the story focuses on how they deal with dating other people and the idea of dating each other. Cassie drove me mad with her denial and I really wanted to shake some sense into her; poor Mark. I thought Mark was really understanding and sweet.
Tessa has only dated the wrong type of guys in the past and when she meets Tucker she's worried he's just as bad. I have to hand it to Tucker he was (mainly) really patient with her random moods and crazy antics. I howled with laughter at the horse cake scene.
I found both Cassie and Tessa frustrating at times but it was easy to understand their actions as self-doubt and fear can be really toxic especially for teenagers.
A good follow up novel and it was nice to have the odd mention of Patrick, Ashley, Kent and even Robin.
3.5 Stars in my Sky!
We were a rebound romance. Actually, using the word “romance” is a stretch.
I was getting over someone. He was getting over someone. In reality I was getting over someone. Kent never did.
“Have a great time.” Kent’s lips land directly on my cheek.
How very friendly. It’s kind of silly to have expected anything more. We’re just friends. I know it and he knows it.
We went on a few dates, kissed, went to our prom together and had an awkward encounter afterwards that was entirely my fault. EW. Embarrassing memory, get out of my head.
“I guess I’d better go finish packing.” I clasp my hands together drawing in a deep breath twisting my bracelet nervously around my wrist.
“Alright then, have a great summer. Don’t forget to call and text.” He sticks two thumbs up in the air as he begins walking backwards to his car. Only a rebound guy would say goodbye with two thumbs up.
I laugh and give him two thumbs up right back. “Goodbye band loser,” I yell after him.
“Goodbye b…” He stops and I roll my eyes waiting for it. I know he’s going to say bitch, it’s become a big joke between us. His dark hair falls in front of his eyes. “Beautiful,” he says instead and winks at me.