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HOLY CRAP! This series keeps getting better and better. Kat and Rooster have known that each was the one for each other since they were kids. Now he’s a Marine and she’s effectively a senior and time and distance can’t interfere. But a psycho mother, an idiot plowing onto the football field and ego just might. I usually don’t read YA as I had enough angst when I was a young adult but the characters in this series are truly compelling and have me looking forward to the next installment with baited breath.
A wonderful story about how life is not always what is seems and perfection is in the eyes of the beholder. I do love this series! The characters are so realistic and reflect real life issues that teenagers encounter. Kat realizes something is not quite right but doesn’t know how to address it. She tries a few things that may seem to help but doesn’t resolve the issue. She knows what she wants in the long run but her journey to get there has some unexpected events. This ultimately gives her and her family the courage to be honest with themselves and each other so they can start healing. What might outwardly appear to be may never been at all.
This is book 5 in the series and it does not disappoint. It can be read as a stand alone but is sooooo much better when read after Ozzy. If you really want to get to know the family, start with Drum. Kat highlights teenage pressures to live up to perceived expectations and how damaging that can be. This book explores mother and daughter relationships, family love and support, and young love. It also explores societal pressures for perfection and how it can nearly destroy an individual and her family. It’s real and I’m in love with the Drummonds and can’t wait for the next book.