Sadly this book isn’t for me. I liked Anna’s Syrena Legacy series and was excited to read Joyride. Contemporary romance isn’t really my thing but I thought I’d try it out. It is very stereotypical. VERY. Perfect rich boy meets poor girl working her butt off. They can’t fall in love because it’s forbidden from a parent. Kind family member helps them. They fall in love and catch the bad guy. They live happily ever after. The first half of the book was boring. Nothing really happened. In the second half things started to get more interesting. But still not that much happened. Towards the very end there was more action but it kind of skipped a big section and then went the the happily ever after. But it’s Anna Banks. I’ll still read her books. 🙂
A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices for midnight pranking, and are soon in over their heads—with the law and with each other—in this sparkling standalone from NYT-bestselling author Anna Banks.
It’s been years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. She lives with her brother, studies hard, and works at a convenience store to contribute to getting her parents back from Mexico.
Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He dated popular blondes and had fun with his older sister, Amber. But now Amber’s dead, and Arden blames his father, the town sheriff who wouldn’t acknowledge Amber’s mental illness. Arden refuses to fulfill whatever his conservative father expects.
All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to NOT do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they’ve been living according to others. Carly and Arden’s journey toward their true hearts—and one another—is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh.
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