The promposals Amber and Mekhi concoct are so fantastically entertaining that I found myself wishing for more ... I was quickly swept away in Garrett's playful narrative, and her true-to-character dialogue often had me laughing out loud all the way to the book's satisfying ending.
The secret history around the events of freshman year is revealed at a good pace, keeping readers engaged. The main characters, all of whom are Black, are well developed. Autumn experiences complex emotions related to feelings of inadequacy because her self-worth is tied up in her overachiever status. Garrett balances romance, friendship, and self-discovery, with the theme of second chances running throughout the story.
Balancing romantic, lighthearted fare with the often anxiety-inducing drama of college admissions, debut author Garrett presents an endearing second-chance love story brimming with grand depictions of devotion, forgiveness, and friendship.