Molly Harper highly entertains with this witty romance. Carl and Marianne are a winning combination and the town of Lake Sackett, Georgia is somewhere I cannot wait to return to. This quirky town with its even quirkier residents captured my interest and my heart. Marianne's family is absolutely adorable and annoying in equal parts. I enjoyed the fact that Carl and Marianne had so much history so there was no build up to the relationship it was just immediate and awkward interactions and I loved being a witness to them. I rather liked not knowing how he was feeling and watching him give her the cold shoulder. As I found out more about their relationship the more I felt for him but I never did develop a deep connection. I felt much closer to Mariannes relatives and I loved seeing their everyday lives. I cannot wait to see her younger cousin get her very own adventure cause she stole the show in every scene she appeared in. If you are looking for a fun read that will have you occasionally giggling out loud "Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck" is a great choice.
The Story: Marianne left Lake Sackett, Georgia as fast as she could after high school graduation and hasn't looked back. She's on track to becoming a lawyer and when her parents insist she come home for the summer before starting law school she has no way to say no. But being back home shows her that even though some things never change her perception does and things that once scared her, appeal to her more than she can believe.
Molly Harper brings her signature “clever humor, snark, silliness, and endearing protagonists” (Booklist) to the charming small town of Lake Sackett, Georgia with the new Southern Eclectic series.
Carl and Marianne were high school sweethearts, loving the way only teenagers can—with no thought to logic or pride, just a bone-headed, optimistic frenzy of unicorns and hormones. That was all they needed. Or so Carl thought.
Scared of being stuck in Lake Sackett, Georgia, like so many of her friends—without a real shot at a future or achieving her own dreams—Marianne panicked and bolted to college after stomping Carl’s heart into the high grass. But when she returns to Lake Sackett for the summer with her family after years away, she and Carl are drawn together like moths to a flame. As they rekindle their old romance and remember what it was like to be in love, they have to wonder: is this, finally, their real chance at happiness?
Perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Amy E. Reichert, this warmhearted and witty love story introduces Molly Harper’s new Southern Eclectic series set in the small town of Lake Sackett, Georgia. This story about second chances proves that “Molly Harper never lets the reader down with her delightfully entertaining stories. Humor, emotions, and romance are cleverly matched, and her likable characters are most appealing” (SingleTitles).