This book contains mature content including profanity, drug/alcohol use, and sexual situations/language. Due to this, it is considered YA Mature and is best suited for readers over 17.
Title: After Tuesday
Series: These Days, #1
Author: Renee Ericson
Genre: Young Adult Mature Contemporary Romance (17+)
Family really is a pain…especially when your father is an addict.
For the last two years, high school senior Ruby has been her own rock and solace. She has learned to depend only on herself and hides her family’s issues by keeping herself somewhat unnoticeable. Despite her isolation, Ruby has intrigued the affections of someone unexpected. Finding herself loving life once again as his persistence sparks a romance awakening a well-protected heart.
While Ruby’s relationship with her father is constantly teetering, her new-found affection continues to blossom into something more than she ever thought possible. Soon, Ruby comes to realize that opening up your heart means being susceptible to love and disappointment.
This is one of those wonderful stories that will go on my short TBRA (To Be Read Again) list. It’s the kind of book you read when you need to recoup from a really emotional book that gives you a hangover or just need something light, sweet, and romantic to read.
I really liked Ruby. Yeah she has faults but that just makes her more real. I felt bad for her with her family situation. I liked how she progressed and grew throughout the book and learned from her mistakes and the mistakes of others.
Brent……well he’s cute, athletic, and sweet. He wants to take care of Ruby but he also wants to be his own person and follow his own dreams. He felt like a real person to me too. He had his faults and made mistakes just like Ruby but worked through them and strived to move forward.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. It was light and sweet with just the amount of drama to hold your interest and create a good climax. I loved this book and can’t wait to read Forgotten Yesterday! This is definitely a 5 out of 5 for me!!