Title: The Day Before
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Expected publication: June 28th 2011 by Simon Pulse
Source: Arc courtesy of Around The World Tours
Summary: "Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.
Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.
The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last."
Thoughts:Seven days. That's how long I had to read The Day Before before I sent it off to the next person. One day. That's how long it took me to read every single word, sentence and page in this stunning novel. Really, it's THAT good. Every time I tried to put the book down and go about my daily activities, I simply couldn't. I had to know what happened next. Since I finished it in a day, but couldn't make it to the Post Office for at least four, what did I do? Reread it of course, only this time, I took my time. I enjoyed Lisa's beautiful, poetic writing and felt the emotions behind her words. I actually got teary-eyed a few times.
This story is about a girl named Amber. Her life is spinning out of control, so she decides to escape to the beach. One thing she didn't expect to do was meet Cade. He's dreamy, mysterious, and well, a little bit perfect. The thing is, Amber can tell Cade is hiding something from her. There's darkness behind his eyes, the same darkness that is reflects from Amber's. The question is, should she ruin their perfect day by asking him what's wrong and risking losing him or just enjoy try to enjoy the day?
This book is the best kind of roller coaster! It's heartfelt, touching, sweet, and charming. It's everything I look for in a good book. And Cade? As far as swoon-worthy boys go, he's pretty freaking amazing. He might not say much, but his good natured, boyish charm is easy to fall for. I wish I had a Cade of my own. We would share salt water taffy and jelly beans and build sandcastles, oh my!
All in all, if you're a Lisa Schroeder fan, The Day Before will not disappoint. And if you haven't had the chance to read any of her previous books, now is the time to start! I honestly think this is my favorite of her books thus far. What can I say? Her writing keeps getting better and better.