Sixteen year-old Alexis Hartman wants nothing more than to smoke pot and play guitar. Getting high and escaping into her music seems the perfect solution when her world is shattered by her sister's death. But when she’s arrested for possession a second time, life couldn’t get any more complicated. Her mother's breakdown is the final straw that forces Lexi to spend the summer on the West Coast with her grandmother, Maddie. When Lexi steps over the line one too many times, she's certain her life is over and that she’s destined for juvenile detention—until Maddie decides that desperate measures are called for. A three week Mediterranean cruise—for seniors.Eighteen year-old Ethan Kaswell, the poster child for good sons, is stranded on the cruise when his
father, a famous heart surgeon, is called away. With his own life perfectly mapped out, Ethan finds Lexi’s unpredictability irresistible. Although he’s smart enough to see that there is no future in falling for a “vacation crush,” Lexi’s edgy dark side draws him like an anchor to the bottom of the sea. As the two embark on the journey of a lifetime, will Lexi mess this up too? Or will she finally learn to love someone—even when she has to let them go?
So this is about Alexis and Ethan. Alexis is suffering since the loss of her sister and still has grief over over the loss of her father. She starts down the path of doing some drugs and getting in trouble. This cause her mom to have a breakdown and have to go to the hospital. So Alexis for to stay with her grandma for the summer. Her grandmother decides it would be best to get away. So Maddie and Alexis head for a cruise where she meets Ethan.
They both have problems that they need to get over. All the loss and heartache for Alexis and Ethan has to start living for himself. They help each other grow and figure out what they want their life to be. Then Maddie gets sick and this brings them closer than ever. Can they look past the problems and make it.
This reminds me of a Nicholas sparks story. A very sweet romance that seems very realistic. I think that this book is perfect for teens. It's a very well written story. A great read.
Sharon has been called “a powerhouse of positivity and productivity.” Her mantra is “find balance in all things, and live every day to the fullest.” A black belt in the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate, avid
kayaker, and singer of Italian art songs, PJ has two grown sons and lives with her brilliant engineer husband in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA where she writes YA…because every teen deserves a hopefully ever after.
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