Thursday, July 19, 2012

Past Perfect

Hello everybody! Can you believe I've only read one book this summer so far? Sad, right? I know. I've just been so busy, but here I am!
I read Past Perfect by Leila Sales, and I actually really enjoyed it!

All Chelsea wants to do this summer is hang out with her best friend, hone her talents as an ice cream connoisseur, and finally get over Ezra, the boy who broke her heart. But when Chelsea shows up for her summer job at Essex Historical Colonial Village (yes, really), it turns out Ezra’s working there too. Which makes moving on and forgetting Ezra a lot more complicated…even when Chelsea starts falling for someone new.

Maybe Chelsea should have known better than to think that a historical reenactment village could help her escape her past. But with Ezra all too present, and her new crush seeming all too off limits, all Chelsea knows is that she’s got a lot to figure out about love. Because those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it….

Well, I read this book a little while ago so I'm really trying to jog up my memory here but, I can however remember how funny this book was. Of course I say that about almost every book I read, but that's only because they are! Chelsea is a quirky, fun, smart character who made laugh with every page turn. She made the book what it is.
I thought the book did a nice job of capturing my attention from the very first page, I couldn't put it down. Chelsea's humor and the romance in this book was just irresistible.
I did have my downsides to this book though. Towards the end, I felt like the pacing was a little slow for me. I just wanted to skim all the parts until I got to the end and found out what happened. I thought it was just dragging towards the end, unlike the beginning, which was filled with exciting events. And also, the ending was not my favorite. It felt too abrupt and sort of like a cliffhanger, I wish Sales would have elaborated more on that.
Otherwise, I found this book a very nice, summer read filled with romance, charm, and everything in between! I'd say, definitely pick it up this summer!
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