Playing it safe and fitting in may have rocketed Kayla West into the “In” crowd at Camp Juniper Point, but it’s left her lonely. The only person she’s ever been herself with was her former best friend, Nick, an outsider that pushed her to join the most popular girls cabin two years ago. Too bad being a Diva meant pressure to break up with Nick. Of course, Kayla had her reasons, but Nick can never know the real one. She always thought she'd forget him one day and move on. Until he returns to camp a super-hot Olympian snowboarder. Now, every girl wants him and Nick seems determined to show her what a mistake she made. Or at least, she thought that's what he wanted. But when Nick starts sending her private notes--just like he used to--she wonders what kind of game he's playing. Nick's attention is making it tougher to stay in the background and play in safe, forcing Kayla to make a decision--stay on the sidelines and get overlooked? Or take a chance on trusting Nick and, maybe... herself.
The Camp Boyfriend series is a super fun one that takes you back to summer camp. In the previous books in this series, Kayla was my favorite side character, so I was thrilled to read her story!
The premise of this one initially reminded me of Persuasion (my favorite Jane Austen novel), and I was excited to see how that would play out. I thought the authors did a great job at depicting the background to Kayla and Nick’s (Kayla's former best friend who is now a pro snowboarder) relationship. The flashbacks to when they were younger were super cute and it helped me to be able to better understand both of their characters. The current relationship they have is filled with so many emotional and tension-filled moments, as well. I love when authors are able to write that into the romance, and they also shared several sweet moments, too. At the same time, their entire relationship was realistic and seemed like something that could happen to any high school student.