It’s been several years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. Carly lives with her older brother, studies hard, and works the graveyard shift at a convenience store to earn enough to bring her parents back from Mexico.
Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He used to date popular blondes and have fun pranking with his older sister, Amber. But now all that’s changed, and Arden needs a new accomplice. Especially one his father, the town sheriff, will disapprove of.
All Carly wants, at first, is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to not do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they’ve been living according to the wishes of others. Carly and Arden’s journey toward their true hearts—and one another—is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh. Just like real life.
ABOUT ANNA BANKS
Anna Banks is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Syrena Legacy (OF POSEIDON, OF TRITON, OF NEPTUNE) and a veteran of the Fierce Reads tour. She lives in Crestview, on the Florida Panhandle, with her husband and their daughter.
REVIEW (by Kayla):
Popular guy and a shy girl are very unlikely to be hanging out for a midnight pranking but it happens and they are soon over their heads with the law and with one another. Carly’s parents have been deported for a few years now and she lives with her brother and is working to make money to bring her parents back. Arden is the quarterback and has always dated blondes and had fun with his sister Amber. Amber is now dead and he blames his father for ignoring her mental illness. Carly just wants to get by and get her parents back and Arden doesn’t want to do what his father expects anymore. When their paths cross they decide they want to make a change. This is a story of Carly and Arden’s journey. It is funny and there is seriousness but the plot is good. I liked the characters. I thought it was a good standalone book and I would recommend it to my friends.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars!