There is much more to the story between Fitz and Daisy than a "summer fling", it might have started as one, but as they said goodbye to each other they were both heart broken but none realized how much what happened between them impacted the other. They both cherished that summer when Daisy was a 17 years old high school student visiting her father's brother and his family as her parents finalized their divorce. Fitz was 20 years old, already in college, and also over the sea in England and so it was obvious for the both of them they couldn't possibly have a future together and yet they hoped, and they kept on secretly hoping as the years went by.
The book starts with a glimpse to what happened 9 years ago on that summer, but it doesn't tell us everything, just a small but very significant part. The story then continues when Daisy returns to Philly to be close to her father. Not wanting to be seen (mostly by Fitz) as unattached she asks one of her friends back home who is an amateur actor to play her fiance. To say the least everything that happened with this guy just complicated the story, I'm not sure if he is the MOST horrible actor EVER or if he actually played the part Daisy told him to play and he wasn't really sure what she really expected of him so...
Fitz, like Barrett, is quite "high handed", I"m not sure what I would have done in her shoes, but I guess I could see why she (like Emily in the previous installment) accepted his OTT gestures.. It was sweet, truthfully, all Daisy has to do is ask and Fitz would hang the moon for her. But what I really liked was the fact that Daisy was a successful business woman, even if she never actually studied to be one. Yeah Fitz's help was great, but she could have gotten there on her own which for me, made the difference between handing her her future and doing a grand gesture that was all about helping her achieve her dreams quicker than she would have accomplished it (mostly because she didn't have the time/energy to figure it all out).
Because neither Fitz nor Daisy is the cheating kind, even if Daisy's "relationship" seem like it's falling apart, it gave them a sort of time to think and re-think how much they care about each other and how much they are willing to do to build a real relationship this time around. Even though they stretched the lines a bit, I liked that they gave each other a chance without really doing anything, just reappraising the impact they have on one another. So when they decided to "go at it" (not just sex-wise) it was a decision they were ready to make and commit to one another.
In this book, more than the previous one, we got to meet the other brothers - Alex, Stratton and very little of Weston. I'm really excited to get their stories! Mostly Stratton. There is something more compelling about the silent types, isn't it? Also, there's a funny part with Barrett and Emily I really enjoyed.
All in all an enjoyable read. I guess because it's so short I felt as though something might be missing though I'm not sure what/how.
Additional Details: Kindle Ebook, 169 pages, 16-19 January 2016 / On GoodReads