Inspire is a New Adult Contemporary Romance with strong language and sexual situations. It is not intended for younger readers.
By no surprise my favorite hobbies are reading and writing. But beyond escaping into the written fantasy world, I love experiencing new things. Surfing, motorcycle riding, snow blading, glass blowing, parasailing, SUP boarding are just a few that I have checked off my bucket list, but there is still so much more to explore. Right now, being a mom is my biggest adventure and the best by far!! In the quiet calm hours of the night though, I can usually be found typing away creating a world of romance where drama still exists but love (hopefully!!) always prevails.
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Inspire by Heather Buchine
Publication date: March 31st 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
18-year old Paige Rice, an exquisite beauty from East Hampton, NY, has just celebrated her high school graduation and is expecting to spend her summer living it up with all her socialite friends. But her parents have a different idea – she is being hauled away-literally- to the mountains of Vermont for the entire summer- in an RV!
Assuming she will be an outcast amongst the other teens at the campground still does not prepare her for the treatment she receives, which is far worse than she imagined. She also isn’t prepared for Travis, the campground owner’s son and the “Sexiest” guy she has ever laid eyes on. Travis is the only one who shows any interest in getting to know Paige. The only problem is that they have to explore what lies between them in secret. But once all the secrets are stripped away, the truth may be crushing.
***Intended for mature audiences due to language and sexual content***
Poor Paige thinks her summer is toast when her parents have decided to haul her away to the mountains of Vermont for the summer before she matriculates at Columbia University. I have to admit that in the beginning, I was preparing myself for a lot of teenage whining made worse because she's from the Hamptons, so I was expecting spoiled little rich girl. I was pleasantly surprised not to see that in site at all. Paige's interactions with her parents made her seem very down to earth. She is self-aware, confident without being a bitch, and lovely. At the campgrounds, she finds some eye candy in the form of Travis Medler, the campground owner's son, and things quickly heat up. Travis comes from a similar economic background so that is one factor already covered (no fighting between our couple over that difference as is there is none!). He is smart as he is headed to Columbia like Paige, sexy, tattooed, and sweet as can be. These two seem like the perfect match!
Facing off against Travis's friends, especially Ashley who has decided to hate her on sight makes for what looks like a long summer. Despite being treated nastily, Paige helps out Ashley in a bind twice, proving that she has a heart of gold. Paige never falters, she is just herself and she's really a character that I liked.
I found myself wishing this book were longer, exploring the summer a bit more, but at the same time I was quite happy with how everything turned out. Heartache, heart break, bonding with family, finding new friends, discovering deep feelings, and no whining in sight, despite all of the characters' ages (18-19, ready to go to college). I loved Paige's mom and her relationship with Paige. I also adored Lucille, Travis's mother, and how those two moms seemed to be planning already.
A lovely, fun summer read! Next should be Britney's story and I cannot wait for that!
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