Publication Date: May 10, 2016
Page Count: 352
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Source: eArc from Publisher for review
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Cassidy Emmerich is reeling from a sudden, humiliating breakup. The last thing she wants to do is stick around and be reminded of her ex everywhere she goes. On impulse, she decides to spend the summer with her father and his family at their Jersey Shore bed-and-breakfast. A different scene and a new job working as a camp counselor seem like the perfect recipe for forgetting Gavin as quickly as possible—not to mention for avoiding him until he leaves for college.
Bryan Lakewood is sick of nevers. You’ll never walk. You’ll never surf. You’ll never slow dance with a girl and have her put her head on your shoulder. Last year he made one false move—now he’s paralyzed and needs to use a wheelchair. But this summer, he’s back at his camp job and is determined to reclaim his independence—and his confidence.
Cass is expecting two months of healing her broken heart.
Bryan is expecting a summer of tough adjustments.
Neither is expecting to fall in love.
The Season of You and Me is the perfect book for summer reading. The story is mostly sweet, yet it did have a very serious side with Bryan being in a wheelchair. I enjoyed the dual POV and alternating chapters because I like getting both sides of a story.
The characters felt real and were easy to relate to. In the beginning, Cassidy was bitter and desperate to get away from her cheating ex, so she impulsively makes the decision to go away and spend the summer with her Dad. By the end of the book Cassidy figures out what - and who - is good for her, and is ready to give love another chance. I really loved Bryan, and I enjoyed reading his chapters the most. He was learning to accept his disability and not let his wheelchair limit his enjoyment of life. I also really liked all of the teens at the camp where Cassidy and Bryan worked. They were such a fun and refreshing group!
I enjoy reading YA books that portray families accurately. In this story, both sets of parents are involved in their children's lives, but in a good and supportive way. Cassidy has an adorable 5 year old half brother that worships her. And Bryan has a younger brother that he tries to stay close to.
There was just the right amount of romance between Cassidy and Bryan. They started out as friends, so things were light and easy between them. They got closer as they spent more time together, and the romance kicked up a notch.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading The Season of You and Me. I think it would make a perfect beach read! If you're looking for something fun to read this summer, be sure to check this book out.
My rating: 4 stars