A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

November 07, 2012

4.5 Stars...


Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.

Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her stepbrother...at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.
So the book starts off with This :  "Hangovers are a bitch."
You can already see that the main character is going to be a party girl. and it's indeed the true. Whitley is eighteen and going off to college but the summer before that she hopes she can enjoy it with her dad, though nothing turns out like what she wants. Dad has a new family, anyhow that's the way she sees it, a perfect white  fence House, she never though suited him, the perfect blond business new fiancee and two new kids to look after.
He's got all of this and didn't even bothered to call and tell her, not until she was stepping out of the car and being hugged by some blonde bimbo. So not her Thing...

"I gritted my teeth. Whose time did he really think he’d be wasting by calling me? Mine or his?"
The thing is the night before, her graduation, was pretty wild and she ended up going all the way with a guy so, how awkward it is when you see this same guy presenting himself has your stepbrother? So bad.
Well between  gaining a sister, a gay best friend, love and a new family she has to be able to stay sane but the only thing that keeps her calm is booze, tequila to be exact, so why does her dad doesn't seem to care? So suddenly her dad is not so perfect, after all he did cheat on her mom.

So let's start with our star... Whitley. She's somewhat difficult, she uses drinking to drawn her problems and she doesn't think nobody cares about her feelings.  She doesn't do friends or boyfriends and everyone thinks she is a slut but she isn't, she just party's a lot and sometimes with the wrong people and it's not like she will let what other people say about her get to her head. Will she? I mean she knows it's not true so it can't hurt...  But it does and she know it she lives it everyday. She is so rude during the first few chapters i wanted to knock some sense into her, make her realize that she she can talk things out. And when she ditches the perfect guy that actually wants more than one night stand i go like WHAT THE HELL....
She has everything anyone can want though she doesn't realize it.

"He turned to face me, his hand already on the doorknob. “I told you. I don’t want to be that kind of guy. I don’t just want sex, Whit. I want more. I want everything. I want you.”"

So in this enters Nathan Caulfield the good boy but not in a bad way. He is nerdy though he's a Jock, he is rude but only when it comes to protect the ones he loves, and he loves her though he know he will have to win the love back...  He's great, i love Bad Boys don't get me wrong but Nathan is somewhat an exception to my case, he is not boring or dull, for the contrary he has a lot of personality that gives him credibility and makes you embrace him.  He has had some problems in the past so he knows what Whitley's going trough. And he's willing to cure the girl that stole his heart. Even if it means getting his heart smashed in return..

Did anyone asked for the perfect gay friend? Because the book got it. Oh Harrison you complete me, only if you were not gay. Seriously if you don't like the story at least read it cause of Harrison.... <3

And between the mommy issues and Daddy issues you are going to find an everyday case that asides the problems you wish it could be true..

Kody Keplinger is only 19? Are you serious? She is so talented. This is a book i could read all over again, it inspired me in so many ways. Seeing that society is so rude if you are not in the perfect little bubble the want, if you are not the stereotype... Besides girls are mean and guys are gross .. Thanks to my friend Whitley i learned that lesson... 

"Screw nightmares. I was waking up."

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