Mar 23, 2017

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things To Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge,#1)

broken hearts, fences,
and other things
to mend.
Broken Hearts & Revenge,#1
katie finn.

Publisher  Feiwel & Friends.
Publication Date: May 13,2014
Genre: YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|339.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

Hot sun. Blue waves. New romances. Old secrets.

Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes a sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence.

Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friends (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). But people don't hold grudges forever. Do they?

Gemma intends on making amends, but a small case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago—including Hallie and her dreamy brother, Josh—to believe she's someone else. As though the summer wasn't complicated enough already. 


Were there a time you came across by accident, and ended up falling in love with the story? That’s was the case for me when I came across BROKEN HEARTS,FENCES, AND OTHER THINGS TO MEND while I was at the library looking for what books to read next. The title and the cover is what caught my attention and had me stop and pick up the novel. Now that I have finished the book, I was happy that I decided to check out, give this book a chance. BROKEN HEARTS, FENCES, AND OTHER THINGS TO MEND wasn’t your typical love story, and only some parts of it focused on romance. Most of the novel seemed to focus on friendship or in Gemma’s case, old friendship. I was curious from moment that I read the summary of what would happen, if Hallie and Gemma would be able to reunite, and then there was the question of what did Gemma do to her? Once I found out what happened, what she did, I couldn’t say I blamed Hallie for being angry with her, she ruined her mom’s career. Though I don’t think I would gone as far, to get revenge how Hallie did. I understand that she was angry and hurt, but to hold grudge for five years? Plus Gemma isn’t only one she ended up hurting in end. It was hard not to get hooked onto Gemma’s story.

I liked Josh, he was sweet and he treated Gemma, way that she should been treated. I had a bad feeling from start that he would end up getting hurt. The moment that he mistaken her name being Sophie, she should told him sooner who she was. Maybe if she did, there could possibly be a chance for them. I can’t imagine how he felt, considering it’s a 2nd time that it happened to him. I am not sure if he can bounce back from that. The way he looked and talked to her once he found out, I had a big feeling that he was done. Gemma has nobody but herself to blame for it. Maybe if she corrected him from start. I ‘m eager to find out what happens next, if there is a chance that Josh will forgive her. Just as she found someone who treats her way that she should be treated, it goes down the drain. I do hope that there is a chance that they can somehow work out. Considering that he is Hallie’s brother and that she lied to him, I am not sure it will be a possibility.

The ending, not like I didn’t see that coming. I am glad that Gemma didn’t back off, like Hallie told her to. Which made everything more interesting. Now I am more eager to pick up the next book in series, I need to know what happens next. This is first novel that I read by KATIE FINN and it won’t be the last one. I want to see what other adventures she came up with. A beautiful, funny story about love, friendship, family and revenge. Once you come to the end, you will find yourself reaching for the 2nd book in series. I was blown away and can’t wait what’s in store for Gemma and everyone next.


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