Reagan Forrester wants out - out of her trailer park, out of reach of her freeloading mother, and out of the shadow of the relationship that made her the pariah of Charytan, Kansas.
Victoria Reyes wants in - in to a fashion design program and a sorority, in to the arms of a cute guy who doesn't go to Charytan High, and in to a city where she won't stand out for being Mexican.
One thing the polar-opposite best friends do agree on is that wherever they go, they're going together. But when they set off on a series of college visits at the start of their senior year, they quickly see that the future doesn't look quite like they expected. After two years of near-solitude following the betrayal of the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart, Reagan falls hard and fast for a Battlestar Galactica-loving, brilliant smile-sporting pre-med prospective... only to learn she's set herself up for heartbreak all over again. Meanwhile, Victoria realizes everything she's looking for might be in the very place they've sworn to leave.
As both Reagan and Victoria struggle to learn who they are and what they want in the present, they discover just how much they don't know about each other's pasts. And when each learns what the other's been hiding, they'll have to decide whether their friendship has a future.
I’ve had several of Dahlia’s books on my TBR for ages, and I’m pretty excited to read them, but this one…this synopsis really got me. Maybe because it’s a bit more grounded than her Daylight Falls series, which features Hollywood actors.
Either way, I love the whole senior year visiting colleges thing – it’s something that resonated a lot with me because as a senior at my American high school in Hong Kong, figuring out the right college for me dominated my every thought (especially since I couldn’t visit myself). I can’t wait to see Reagan and Victoria figure out this part of their lives, grow together and apart (and if there’s a romance there!).
Is Just Visiting on your To Be Read list? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know and I’ll stop by!
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.