Hardcover, 198 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ISBN: 054759979X (ISBN13: 9780547599793)
edition language: English
original title: First Comes Love
Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what’s next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract.
What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other.
But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they’re going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you’re sorry.
“I don’t know much, but this is what I’ve learned. You’ll fall for the last person you ever thought you’d be interested in. That’s the tricky part. You might not even notice her at first. And she usually comes around just when you’ve stopped looking. But if you pay attention, you’ll know it’s her because she’ll stand out from everybody else. She might even scare you. But if you’re lucky enough to meet this girl, be smart enough to realize it and try not to screw it up.”
I’ll start out with I LOVE how Katie writes. It’s so different and so real. The characters thought and actions aren’t predictable or in the norm. You could immerse yourself in this book- get lost in it. And I did. I finished it in 2 hours. Did I love it? Hell yes.
It was falling in love at it’s finest. A true contemporary romance. So juicy with heated kisses and stolen glances. It was falling with out drowning. In falling in love, the characters found themselves. That’s whats supposed to happen, right? You’re supposed to find the part of yourself that you had been missing for so long. Its a homecoming.
The ending was one I though was going to be bitter, but it was oh so sweet. It’s a ‘I can’t live without you love. ‘
Dylan needs to move. She can’t stay in one place for too long-to leave or to stay? That is the question.
I just love love.
“Look around you. The earth wouldn’t exist without the sun. Plants would die without rain. We’re all meant to lean on something. Or someone.”
This book was really short in comparison to most of the other books I’ve read, but it wasn’t rushed it all. It felt like real life. Perfection.
And the cover??? Uhmmm, major cover lust.
And, what else is amazing? I got the second book FREE on my Kindle like a month ago!!!!