by Audrey Rich
Junior year has been tough on Thalía Reynari.
A new high school, trying to fit in with new friends, schoolwork, family commitments. With everything going on in her life, Thalía could use a break, an adventure.
So when Thalía meets Christopher, the most gorgeous guy in town, her life should change for the better, right?
Don’t bet on it.
Thalía’s conservative parents insist she’s too young to date. Plus, Thalía and Christopher find themselves caught in the middle of a simmering feud that’s kept the two families apart for a decade. And no one is sure if young love will be enough to bridge this divide.
As they hide their relationship behind masks they must decide if this new love is worth losing their parents’ approval.
“The story is well thought through, the characters believable and I found myself getting involved in the plot. The author has a nice style of writing about a very relevant subjects, parental obligations, faith, insecurities, learning to swim!”
“I bought the book for my 14 year old daughter and it’s perfect! When I read the book to make sure it was appropriate for her, it echoed a modern Romeo and Juliet story with an interesting ending.”
“What a pleasant and wholesome read! It is so refreshing today to be able to find a book that is sweet without being sappy. There are some wonderful Christian values that never come across as preachy or over-the-top. This would be an excellent read for any young adult.”
CIR: Who is your favorite character and why?
RICH: Maria is my favorite character as she is spunky and isn’t afraid to say what she means.
CIR: What do you like about your antagonist?
RICH: I like his persistence and his self-confidence.
CIR: What other books, movies or shows might you compare to this story?
RICH: That’s a tough one but maybe it’s little like the TV movie Geek Charming because they come from different worlds but still end up together. It has a Romeo and Juliet theme with a happily ever after.
CIR: What message do you hope your readers take away from this book?
RICH: I hope they take away that we should find a way for love but we shouldn’t hide it.
CIR: Is there more coming?
RICH: Yes, I’m working on the story of my main character’s friend.