Hello lovely people!!💓
How are you? Today I’m here again with a new blog tour post (I promise I’ll have more content soon), but how could I say no to taking part in a tour for this lovely book, I know that by now you know the title but anyway *drum rolls* Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale! The perfect read for a reading slump, for spring break, summer break and everyday.
Now onto the technical part:
Publication date: March 19th, 2019 from Swoon Reads
Genre: Young adult fiction, contemporary, romance
Page count: Hardcover, 336 pages
Rule #1 – Never fall for a summer boy.
Fresh out of high school, Babe Vogel should be thrilled to have the whole summer at her fingertips. She loves living in her lighthouse home in the sleepy Maine beach town of Oar’s Rest and being a barista at the Busy Bean, but she’s totally freaking out about how her life will change when her two best friends go to college in the fall. And when a reckless kiss causes all three of them to break up, she may lose them a lot sooner. On top of that, her ex-girlfriend is back in town, bringing with her a slew of memories, both good and bad.
And then there’s Levi Keller, the cute artist who’s spending all his free time at the coffee shop where she works. Levi’s from out of town, and even though Babe knows better than to fall for a tourist who will leave when summer ends, she can’t stop herself from wanting to know him. Can Babe keep her distance, or will she break the one rule she’s always had – to never fall for a summer boy?
“You can’t always count on having a second chance. Sometimes you just get the one roll of the dice. Bam. You’re done. Do not pass. Go.”
Am I the only one that finds it harder to talk about a book that I loved than I book I didn’t like?
I really feel like my anything I can say won’t make this book justice. Small Town Hearts is the perfect book to get you out of a reading slump (or at least it worked for me), not only because it has a super cute romance, it also has a beautiful town that truly makes you feel like home and makes you want to eat everything Babe bakes.
The characters are three dimensional, you can feel their personalities just like if they were real people, sometimes you want to punch some of them, sometimes they made long for a hug (I really wanted to give Babe a hug). I love the dynamics going on between them, and how real they were, they are a very good portrait of what being a teenager is like.
The writing was super easy to read, without noticing it I flew through the pages, just like drinking a cup of hot cocoa, or taking a walk around the park. It didn’t felt complicated at all, it was like having a conversation with a good old friend.
But what I liked the most was the story, not only the romance (which is super cute and not instalove at all) but everything that is behind it, the book deals with some topics we teenagers feel but sometimes don’t voice it. The coming of age, worrying for the future, how friendship changes after high school, coming out and fear of change. Topics we all should talk more about.
I also loved how Babe, and most of the characters are between 18-19, I really love seeing this age group in books.
If it’s not clear by now I totally recommend this book to all of you, I don’t care what age are you. I’m sure this is a book everyone can enjoy.
Have a good day y’all!!🌼
Have you read this book? What contemporary read would you recommend me? Let me know in the comments.
See you later