Cody's father is an FBI agent who put Sonia Schultz behind bars for mortgage fraud. And Sonia just happens to be the mother of Vic, star basketball player and the only friend Cody has made in Gilbert, Arizona, the town he has just moved to for his Senior year of high school. And Vic just happens to have a beautiful sister called Julianna, who may just turn out to be the love of Cody's life. When Vic gets in trouble with some drug dealers who threaten his sister, Cody steps in to protect them both, putting his basketball career in jeopardy but pretty much sealing his fate with Julianna. Throw in a bubbly cheerleader with her eye on Cody, parents who don't want them together, an inability to express their feelings, drug dealers out for revenge, and the fact that Cody can't remember anything that happened the night they met - and Julianna and Cody have their work cut out for them.
This story is entertaining but a bit repetitive, with a few too many misunderstandings and near-misses. Nevertheless, it's a sweet romance with thoroughly likable - albeit a little too perfect - main characters and dashes of humor and suspense.
An enjoyable read.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
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