Title: Picture Perfect
Author: Catherine Clark
Source: Borrowed from a friend
A family vacation with her parents and their friends at the Outer Banks- it doesn’t exactly scream romance to Emily, but it does sound like fun, hanging out with her long-time friends Heather, Adam and Spencer.
Then Emily sees who’s staying at the giant rental house next door to theirs: some very cute guys, and one of them seems to be interested in her. Emily goes out with him, trying to have a fling like her friend Heather insists she should - but will her overprotective long-time buddies Adam and Spencer get in her way? (taken from Catherine Clark's website)
Can I just say how CUTE this book is? The characters, the story, everything about it is adorable. The combination of skillful writing and a romantic plot makes for the perfect beach read.
Spencer and Emily's relationship isn't your average love story. While the idea of two people who have known each other their whole lives unexpectedly falling in love may seem a little cliché, Clark throws a few twists in to add some originality. The friendship between the four friends was clean and refreshing. It also helps if you toss in a few hilarious scenes, which Clark definitely does.
In the end, everything works out perfectly for the friends, just as it should in lighthearted chick lit. After finishing the book, I was left such a happy, hopeful feeling. Sometimes a girl just needs to read about a happy ending.
Overall, Picture Perfect is a lovely story of two long-time friends who discover their secret feelings for one another. I'd definitely recommend bringing this one along on your next trip to the beach, or picking it up if you're in the mood for a charming romance.