When Phoebe's mother gets a research grant to work for three months in the Yukon, her choices are limited. Go with her or stay with the father she barely knows and the siblings she doesn't know at all. Always feeling like the unwanted outsider, Phoebe finds a less than warm welcome. This family has problems of its own. Little does she know, they need her. Through sibling bonding, the family begins to heal as they accept her into their lives. Eventually, they don't want her to go.
Even if she does hide her relationship with her new brother's best friend. Will that jeopardize everything she never knew she wanted?
What I loved:
There's a sweetness hanging over this story even though many of the storylines are rather heavy. Everything is just so believable. The development of the romantic relationship is the kind that shows why YA romance is so popular - it leaves the reader smiling as the characters experience everything for the first time. Gage has many issues and watching Phoebe's acceptance of him and how much she cared about him was a treat. She's the kind of character that makes reading easy because you just want her to get everything she's dreamed of. She's truly special.
What was just okay:
Occasionally the melodrama with Oliver got a bit much, but at the same time, it was understandable with the issues he faced. I wish Phoebe and Gage hadn't hidden their relationship because anyone could tell that wouldn't end well.
A great addition to the YA romance genre that melts the heart and keeps you reading long into the hours of the night.