Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.
Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.
One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.
The Promise of Amazing was one of my most anticipated 2013 releases, and I was especially looking forward to reading a new contemporary (my favorite genre). I ending up loving the course the story took and how Wren and Grayson came to fall in love.
The romance between Wren and Grayson is definitely the main focus of the book. I feel that it worked really well in this case. The chapters alternate between both Wren and Grayson's povs. I liked Wren and, although she didn't stand out too much at first, she was easy to relate to. Grayson's character wasn't the most likable to me at first, but he definitely grew on me over the couse of the book. How he and Wren met was hilarious to read, too ;)
For the romance, a large amount of insta-love is involved, but I didn't mind it too much. I know some people didn't like that part, but I think reading about the course of their relationship and how it played out made up for the insta-love in the beginning of the novel. It was so cute how Grayson tried to convince Wren to like him.
I'd give The Promise of Amazing 3 1/2 out of 5 flowers. Despite not immediately liking Grayson and some insta-love, it's still a great novel! :)
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