If anyone saw the prom boards Amelia Blanco makes on her favorite fashion app, they'd think Ethan Laurenti was her boyfriend. They wouldn't know that all the plans she's made for them are just dreams, and that she's the girl who watches him from the kitchen while her parents cook for his famous family.
When Amelia's abuelita enrolls her in a month-long fashion internship in NYC, Amelia can't imagine leaving Miami--and Ethan--for that long. As soon as she gets to New York, however, she finds a bigger world and new possibilities. She meets people her own age who can actually carry on a conversation about stitching and design. Her pin boards become less about prom with Ethan and more about creating her own style. By the time she returns to Miami, Amelia feels like she can accomplish anything, and surprises herself by agreeing to help Ethan's awkward, Steve-Jobs-wannabe brother, Liam, create his own fashion app.
As Liam and Amelia get closer, Ethan realizes that this newly confident, stylish girl may be the one for him after all . . . even though he has a reality TV star girlfriend he conveniently keeps forgetting about. The "new and improved" Amelia soon finds herself in between two brothers, a whole lot of drama, and choice she never dreamed she'd have to make. (Goodreads)
*I received this ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
3/5 stars, not for me
I didn't love or hate this story. There wasn't anything particularly wrong with it, but there also wasn't anything amazing about it. The main character, Amelia, and the love interest, SPOILER, didn't have the best chemistry--it was kind of awkward, actually. The dialogue was very stiff between the two of them, and it was very obvious from the start who Amelia would "end up with." The story was also set up in such a way that, by 50%, it was just starting to get to the main plot described above. It was almost like two mini stories. Overall, it was a good story, just nothing special and I was ready for it to be over, but not willing to abandon it.