**ARC Copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
WE FINALLY GET MASON'S STORY!!! AAAHHH!!
And it was as amazing as I hoped it would be.
Felicity was a welcome addition to the series. She was pretty relatable. She was someone about the same age as me, who had no idea what to do with her life (as I think everyone this age feels). She just wanted to be happy and have fun. But was stuck in a small town, not really knowing how to get out.
And then in swoops Mason. A fun "summer boy" to spend some time with. Possibly a ticket out of town. Mason was a sweetheart, doing his best to get over his crush on his best friend, trying his hardest to finally move on. I liked that Mason was pretty honest with Felicity about everything.
I loved the slow development of their relationship. Even though Felicity was kind of annoying at times, she was just so stubborn about doing everything all on her own. I think that all of the problems that they faced were pretty realistic, no crazy exes, no murder plots or schemes. And even though I was annoyed with Felicity being so stubborn, it was hard not to be proud of her because she did learn to make it on her own.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I have been waiting for Mason's story from the start, and it was brilliant. Mason really did a good job with his "grand gesture moment" to make up for the shit that he pulled. I think Mason was an ass with just a few mistakes, but at the same time, he just had such a history of being a sweet guy that I couldn't get as mad at him as Felicity was.
I always like a good, slightly cliche book with a HEA, but the author made this one feel like a new perspective somehow. I think that if you do read this book, make sure you read the others in the series first, it just makes more sense, there would have been a bunch of missed details had I not read the previous ones. I don't know if there will be any more additions to this series, but I will be more than willing to read them if it happens!