That's Eliot's story, a baby-you're-a-rich-man prep school kid who throws parties like Jay Gatsby, claims half his high school as a BFF, and seldom sees his absentee parents. When he's tossed a scholarship kid to squire around, Eliot's magnetic enthusiasm takes over, and Jonas falls hard — not for the spoiled rich kid, but for the boy who spends his parties playing video games alone, eats nachos for breakfast, and takes in stray cats.
But Eliot's got a mansion and
"an island? It's sort of complicated." Jonas has a seven-room millhouse,
a moped, and a mom whose maid company might clean up after Eliot's
glittering bashes. But his single mother loves him, while Eliot's grin
hides crushing loneliness. Jonas has to fix it however he can.
But Jonas discovers Eliot's family gives out his scholarship. Eliot's old BFFs aren't thrilled their party boy's hanging with a poor kid. And Eliot's grand gestures don't translate to Jonas's paycheck-to-paycheck life. Jonas aches to give Eliot the love he needs. Eliot's aching to love him in return. But sprawling mansions and scraped-up together rent don't mix. Right?
My Review: 5 STARS
I have read a few of Chatwin’s books and adore her way of telling stories. The characters are always so distinct and the way she weaves the story into the words just makes you want to dive in and get lost in it all. I adored Jonas and Eliot, and I loved the way things happened, loved the romance, the cuddles and all of the ups and downs as we went through the whole book. I ended up reading this in one sitting and it kept me company on a bad day, made me laugh, smile, and cry, and just overall happy to see the ending it deserved. Overall very much recommended for those who love a good romance.Join Joey here on the blog on Fridays for interviews, reviews and guest bloggers. If you'd be interested in doing any of those, you can contact Joey here.