From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Addison Moore:
Some people just don’t belong together, or at least that’s what the world would have them believe.
It was supposed to be just for the summer…
Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy. Reese has long since had her eye on someone else, and this summer she’s determined to make it happen.
Growing up in Lake Loveless there has always been a strict monetary divide—there was the rest of the Lake and then there were the Waterman’s. Ace Waterman has worked for everything he has, and he doesn’t have a lot. He breaks his back doing grunt work while putting himself through college. He’s used to life passing him by.
Reese has loved Ace from afar for as long as she can remember. The summer of her freshman year she comes home with plans to land Ace in her bed at least for a few short weeks, and, if she’s lucky, forever.
Ace has loved Reese for as long as he can remember, but their friendship has never graduated beyond platonic, so when Reese comes home from her first year away and proposes the two of them have a summer fling, Ace is quick to comply. The rules: no strings, no expectations, just something hotter than the sun to set the sheets on fire.
But when their worlds collide, and neither of them is willing to admit to having true feelings, it becomes clear to Ace he’s nothing more than a dirty little secret—that the summer fling was just something meaningless to pass the time.
Reese wonders if she can ever stop trying to please her father, and it’s only through her mother’s letters that she finds the answers she truly seeks, but will they be the ones she wants to hear?
As summer draws to a close, Ace and Reese are still very much enraptured even though the time has come to douse the flame and move on—but neither one of them is prepared to leave this BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION.
Beautiful Oblivion was a sweet read and I enjoyed just coasting along with the story. The story is about two soul mates who struggle with the society and expectations that they have grown up in and don’t realise they belong together. The main characters, Reese and Ace have been friends since childhood. Reese has come up with a plan to lose her virginity to Ace because she really does like him. She proposes a summer fling with the hopes of more in the end. Ace is quick to get on board because he’s a guy and he’s had strong feelings for Reese for a long time.
Ace is really a great guy. He is the perfect gentleman and takes things slow with Reese. Don’t get me wrong, things certainly get hot between the couple, but he didn’t just jump on her once the details were hashed out. He seduces her and losing her V-card was going to be the grand finale!! He charms Reese with simple things like camping, picnics and gentleness. He really is the perfect guy we all dream about!
Reese has come from money and is a little naïve at times. She spends a lot of time with Warren, because his family lives close by and their fathers are partners in their law firm. Spending too much time with Warren has landed her in a relationship without even realising it, making their parents very happy. Reese would rather avoid conflict if she can help it and doesn’t tell Warren about her lack of feelings for him; instead she spends the summer stealing time with Ace, the only guy she really likes.
There were a few elements that gave great depth to the story. The side characters, especially Brylee and Kennedy, who could see that Reese and Ace deserve to be together. Also, the letters from Reese’s mother; they effected Reese deeply and helped her when she needed it most. Addison has done a beautiful job telling Reese and Ace’s story. If you enjoy a nice story about a couple developing their relationship over a summer fling, you will enjoy this one!!
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