Today it is my stop on the Little Forevers blog tour. It is a Young Adult contemporary romance novel by Kate Kaleski. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by.
Phoebe likes Gage, but there’s a problem—he’s her brother’s best friend.
As the result of an extra-marital affair, Phoebe Bautista has had little contact with her dad, none with her step-mum, and her siblings have just recently learned of her of her existence. Now she goes to stay with them while her mom is on assignment in The Yukon for three months. As she tries to find her place and navigate the developing and rocky relationship with her temporary family, she begins to spend time playing music with her brother, Oliver, along with his best friend, Gage.
Gage is cute, smart, has selective mutism, and makes Phoebe’s heart skip a beat, but she knows she has to fight her feelings for him, so she doesn’t ruin her growing bond with Oliver. But the more time the three of them spend together, the harder it becomes to ignore what she feels for Gage, especially when she learns he might like her too.
And with her dad pretending everything’s fine, the fact that she might never belong anywhere, and knowing that she only has so much time with her new family, Phoebe might not make it out with her heart intact.
This was my first experience of Kate Kaleski’s writing and I really enjoyed her style. The story was well written with lot’s of awkward moments for Phoebe as she tries to fit in with her new step family.
Teen romance novels can go to the level of cheesy by not in the case of Little Forevers, it was funny and kept me engrossed till the end. Phoebe is a very matter of fact character which was endearing.
It was a refreshing storyline that I haven’t come across before. Covering topics such as family connections, drug use reference, marital affairs, teen love, step families and most of all finding that sense of belonging.
A great read and I look forward to diving into more Kate Kaleski books.
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