Well friends, I’ve finally read it, and it is as phenomenal as I thought it would be!
Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway
Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?
Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.
She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.
Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.
He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.
Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?
Emmy and Oliver is an entrancing book that speaks of second chances and endings you never thought you’d have.
Emmy herself is a completely relatable character who struggles with trying to find a balance between pleasing herself and pleasing the people around her. It is only when she meets Oliver, the absolutely adorable, mysterious, and just as emotionally confused boy next door, that she truly realizes where her priorities lie.
I will admit, I am extremely wary of romance books, and contemporary was a genre a wouldn’t even spare a glance, but that was before reading the synopsis of this book. Now, I am not only putting a contemporary romance in my Friday Favourites, but I’m also totally on board with reading more from this genre.
Book lovers, this new release is a must read. For a more in depth review head over to Michelle’s post.
See you at the bookstore,