Just Stay by Michelle Abbott


I read this novel and my review follows Abbott’s Amazon Blurb.

“The last place Pia wants to be is on a family vacation in a sleepy Cornish village. She’s anticipating two weeks of mind-numbing boredom. Then she meets Trey, a local boy. He’s absolutely gorgeous. The trouble is — he knows it. He’s arrogant and egotistical, and Pia intends  to avoid him at all costs. 

But Trey is not the kind of guy who gives up easily. When he sets his sights on Pia, her resistance is futile. 

It’s just a holiday romance, some light-hearted fun, right? But one of them is about to discover that still waters do, indeed, run deep. When what lurks beneath the surface finally erupts, the consequences may prove to be catastrophic. 

For ages 17+ due to sexual content and strong language.”

I think this is a YA story, but in most ways it’s really an adult novel due to the x-rated scenes and dialogue.  Pia’s character was child-like and then adult. Reading about an unexpected love with Trey, on a family vacation was nice. I wasn’t impressed by the blatant graphic sex scenes. I do like a little sex and innuendo in the romances I read, but not graphic sex.

Trey’s nickname for Pia is demeaning and not one that elicits a sense of sweet love. Both Pia and Trey acted like young teenagers and not ‘adultish’ a great part of the time. The flow is fast in places and the ending is somewhat dark, but you aren’t left with a cliff hanger.

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