The second book I finished that was NOT my summer reading was Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt.
There are two sides to every breakup.
This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They’re even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.
Then Jordan dumps Courtney — for a girl he met on the Internet.
It’s too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney’s heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la — this is Courtney pretending not to care.
But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.
Turns out, he’s got a secret or two that he’s not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can’t get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.
Okay, again with the too much romance in a book, same as Aces Up. However, there were aspects of this book that I did like, such as how you literally got both sides of the story. Jordan and Courtney both told the story, and it was interesting and occasionally funny to read how they coincided. I also liked how the story was told from both before and during the trip. It helped put events into perspective.
But again, there was little plot other than the trip and obsessions over romance. All together, I’d say it was an okay book, but I probably wouldn’t ever reread it.