By Carey Heywood
Will Price was Sarah Miller’s best friend. Fast forward seven years… Sarah hasn’t been home. She is avoiding him. Sarah's brother, Brian, announces he is getting married. Of course, Christine his fiancé, wants Sarah to be in the wedding. Sarah has to decide if she is going to return home to Georgia, or risk staying behind causing her family to disowned by her. "There is no getting out of going, kind of a requirement being a sibling".
Carey Heywood did a great job of telling the tale of Sarah Miller and William Price "Will". They had a relationship that even through time and distance never really faltered. The story is written solely from Sarah’s point of view. Will was the one crush she had never gotten over, her best friend. Sarah sat by in silence when he dated someone else in high school. "No matter how much it breaks my heart to see him with her, I'd do anything for him. Sometimes you just can't help it when you're in love with your best friend, and he has no idea."
Little did Sarah know that Will had stayed in touch with her family after she moved away. No one bothered to mention that he was a groomsman in the wedding. With Will being an active participant in the wedding party, the possibility of avoiding him was slim to none. Thrust together with the one man she wanted to forget, how would Sarah persevere?
Sarah relies on her roommate and best friend, Sawyer, to talk her through her hurt feelings and heartbreak. Sawyer knows that Sarah hasn’t had a serious relationship since high school. Her friendly attempts at setting Sarah up on "blind dates" are funny. The two girls are very close and Sawyer is Sarah’s life line across the miles as Sarah is put face to face with Will.
Heywood’s supporting characters are an integral part of her tale. She weaves the lives of family and friends into a great plot full of laughter and romance. Heywood has a unique way of drawing the reader into the lives of these characters. As a woman, she reminds me of the trials and tribulations of my teen years.
Sarah and Will have to reach past their hurt feelings and agree to get along, for the sake of Brian and Christine. Is there a chance that Sarah and Will can see beyond the years gone by?
The chapters alternate between the past and the present. At times keeping up with the bouncing back and forth left me perturbed. The book draws you in and makes you want to know what happens next. Overall I give this book 4 out of 5.
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