by Jennifer Echols
587 pages - Paperback
Published by Simon Pulse
ISBN 1442406593 (9781442406599)
TWO IRRESISTIBLE BOYS. ONE UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER.
Lori can’t wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends–including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she’s always been just one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But that’s not going to happen–not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.
Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori’s romantic summer melt into one hot mess?
The story picks up right after The Boys Next Door ended. Adam and Lori are an official couple. But after spending one night out together without their parents knowing where they have been, it only took less than 24 hours for their relationship to suddenly become at stake. Lori wants to prove her dad that Adam is truly a good boyfriend by fake-dating ‘worse’ boys. However, this isn’t doing any good to their relationship other than making Adam extremely jealous and her brother, McGuillicuddy, as furious as ever.
I was wowed by how messy Lori’s summer has become. The fake-datings were already getting on my nerves in the first book, so I was mildly disappointed that Endless Summer has not one, not two, but three fake-datings in store. It was annoying, but it was also one of the aspects of this book that I liked because it made the plot messier, complicated, chaotic and all the more hilarious.
The only thing I didn’t like about Endless Summer is that, like its predecessor, it lacked a great deal of character development. It was also implied by one of the minor characters that there is a great possibility that Lori will always find a way to accidentally hurt Adam, and Adam being Adam, will hurt Lori in return. This is very probable considering no long-lasting maturity happened on both sides.
While I really enjoyed reading the two books, it makes me sad to think that even though the first book was given a sequel, the main obstacle in their relationship, which is Adam and Lori’s incapability of trusting each other, will always be there. I am actually kind of scared for them because their lack of maturity will make for an endless cycle of making up and breaking up until they completely get tired of each other.
Rating: 4/5 stars