The story follows Cara who had a traumatic break-up with her boyfriend Oliver. Cara is also helping out her best friend Ayen plan her wedding while trying to mend her broken heart. Ayen sets her up with Lucas a cousin of the groom, who happens to be Cara’s first love. Cara doesn’t believe that Lucas remembers her from high school, but their first date is a disaster anyway. Lucas doesn’t seem to be interested and Cara leaves confused and upset.
The story really takes off after their first disaster date you get to see how upset that Cara is from her breakup with Oliver and that she is leaning on her friends and workouts for support. I think in a breakup situation it is important to have strong friends to keep you positive. Also, it is important to try and get yourself back out there because you never know what is lurking around the corner. I love that Ayen keeps setting her up to get her back out in the dating world!
I love the idea of rekindling with your first love, even if you think that is might have been unrequited love. Sometimes second chances happen in life and you need to grab them by the horns since you never know if they will happen a third time. I love that the book flashes back into the past so we can see what Cara thought about Lucas and their previous interactions. Also, if you never speak up about your love you will never know if the other person feels the same way. Sometimes the feelings are mutual and a love story develops!
I also like that the book touches on the topic of closure from a previous relationship. Do you actually need closure? Can the closure affect your current/future relationships? I think this is an interesting topic the author brings up because sometimes you just need to know what happens, but in the end maybe that closure doesn’t help your future. I think sometimes not knowing what happens sticks with you, but if you find that right person to be with you don’t actually need to know why your past relationship didn’t work out since you are with the right person now.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)