Young Adult romance reads are one of my all-time favourite reads and when I find one about first love with all the feels when then I am instantly intrigued. Belle Brooks has managed to write a young adults story that has to be one of the top reads of this genre as it really explored the feelings of growing up and being a teenager. I found that I really connected to the story and some parts in the story really reflect the way I felt when I was the age of the main character in the story.
I absolutely adored Hilary and found that she was a great character. I loved the relationships that she had with her family and her best friend Freddy. It was obvious how important these people are to her. I really loved the way that Hilary dealt with getting older and becoming an adult. I found that she was responsible but she was also funny and I loved the banter she got into with Grayson.
Grayson was perfect for Hilary as he was her opposite. I loved the way that he was outspoken and really cared for her. It was obvious from the start that he really liked her as he was there for her when she needed someone. I did find Grayson to be a mystery at the start of the book but as I read more of the story I grew to love the character.
I read this story all in one sitting because I could not get enough of this story. I absolutely loved it and found myself so engrossed in the story that nothing else mattered but reading to the end. This book once again shows that the author can write any genre and they have once again written an epic read that I loved.
Belle Brooks has certainly kicked a goal with this book. MISS NOT TOGETHER, Belle's first foray into the YA Genre was brilliant. This was a story that concentrated on so many teenage firsts: first crush, first kiss, first love. Hilary and Grayson's story was a wonderful look at a teenage girl's reactions to boy who shouldn't even get a second glance.
Hilary Watts was the perfect daughter, the perfect student and the perfect best friend. She had set herself a goal ... to become Prime Minister ...and she was determined to reach it, everything she did was focused towards that one goal. Then Grayson Dymick moved in next door. He was everything Hilary wasn't, he was a bad boy with a bit of "James Dean Rebel Without A Cause" attitude. He was the boy girls like Hilary avoided.
One kiss from Grayson and Hilary's world is turned upside down. The further along their relationship moves the more the both of them begin to change. Grayson is not what he originally appears to be and Hilary blossoms into a young woman she didn't know existed.
A fantastic coming of age story that Belle delivers with sensitivity, humour and a little bit of angst and drama. I really hope that she continues to write more stories in this genre.
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. Belle Brooks has yet again graced us with another witty novel. See what happens when a straight A student learns what life is really like when an unexpected meeting turns her world upside down. The book has laughter within the antics of each character. I was left smiling at every page. I would highly recommend this book to anyone