Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Other Boy by Hailey Abbott

Maddy Sinclaire is your typical rich girl.  She loves to party the night away, has the perfect gorgeous boyfriend, Brian, and she knows that she’s about to have the summer of her life. Her parents are headed up to their newly purchased vineyard up in Napa and they’re trusting Maddy at home in the city by herself for the entire summer. The first night her parents are gone she throws the ultimate summer party, but then she gets an unexpected visit from her parents. Apparently, they forget a few important documents and had to turn around and crashed the party.
                   
Not trusting Maddy anymore they bring her back with them to Napa to spend the entire summer helping fix up the vineyard. Maddy is devastated that she has to spend the summer away from her friends and Brian and then, on top of that, she is going to be imprisoned in the middle of nowhere!
                   
When she gets to Napa, though, she unexpectedly meets David, the extremely cute son of her dad’s business partner and the boy she’s going to work with all summer. Although she hates to admit it, Maddy starts wondering if Brian is really the right guy for her, or if David, who’s nothing like she is, might just be worth her time.
                   
This was definitely the perfect summer read. Light, fun, and romance-filled -- what girl could resist? While it was your classic clich├ęd story, I thought it was super-cute and wish that I could be as lucky with guys as Maddy!!! I enjoyed seeing Maddy’s character develop from a rich snob to a down-to-earth girl who could appreciate the beauty of nature.
                   
I’m not going to lie, at first I despised Maddy; she was whiny and stuck-up, but as the book progressed she became very likable and relatable. The book was also very funny. The author created a ton of humorous situations where I found myself laughing out loud. For fans of Hailey Abbott’s previous books, THE OTHER BOY will not disappoint!

3 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

This sounds like the perfect read for the summer holidays.

Chicklish said...

I love the sound of this!

katie said...

I read one of Hailey Abbott's books and I just couldn't get that into it. Maybe I will read this one and see if I like it. Great review! It sounds like a very cute summer read.

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