Synopses & Reviews
When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A poignant and romantic novel from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer.
Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one. Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?
Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong? Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.
"Young Jude is the last of her sisters still living at home. She spends the summer helping her father fix up his vintage motorcycle and even enlists the services of a handsome young mechanic. However, she quickly realizes that the mechanic with whom she becomes infatuated is a Vargas brother: someone she promised her sisters she would never date. Smoothly narrated by the youthful-sounding Zilah Mendoza, the novel's inherent charm shines through. Mendoza's rendition of Jude is similar to her narration, but her ability to breathe life into the character in a simple yet realistic manner truly makes this audio edition great. Mendoza's voice is naturally likeable and friendly, just like Jude. Ages 14 up. A Simon Pulse hardcover. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
is the bestselling author of critically acclaimed young adult novels Twenty Boy Summer
, Fixing Delilah
, and Bittersweet
. Her books have been translated into several languages and have received numerous accolades, including ALA's Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls' Life Top 100 Must Reads, IndieNext list picks, and more. Her short fiction and essays are featured in two young adult anthologies: Defy the Dark and Dear Teen Me.
Sarah is a champion cupcake eater, coffee drinker, night person, and bookworm. When she's not writing or reading, Sarah enjoys taking pictures, hugging trees, and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex.