“Summer at the beach is ending and Skye is disappointed that her hopes of finding her soul mate will never be fulfilled. But suddenly, there he is on the beach – Seth - and he seems just perfect. After their one amazing day together, they plan to meet and exchange contact information before returning to their homes and school. But Seth doesn’t show up, and Skye is left with just the memory of a single perfect day.
Both Skye and Seth find no one can match the connection they had for that one day and their thoughts are consumed with each other. The following summer, Sky returns to the beach and is thrilled to see him once more. Her dreams have been answered, but he’s heading off to college and she’s still in high school.
They vow to make the relationship work despite the long-distance obstacles. The differences in socio-economic background, the logistical problems of getting together, the high school vs. college mentality, all conspire to tear them apart.
Colasanti writes about soul mates and a love that can overcome “baggage.” She writes with passion about teens finding the perfect connection that sustains them, fulfills them.
Skye’s friends are interesting characters, especially Kara who makes cool videos and posts them online. For the most part, it’s all Skye and Seth and the alternating voices of the book show both are obsessed with their true love. While the concept of love at first sight may weigh a little heavy here, teen girls should devour this book as they do all of Colasanti’s other romances.