By Kody Keplinger
Whitley Johnson's dream summer season along with her divorce dad has became a nightmare. She's simply met his new fiancee and her young ones. The fiancee's son? Whitley's one-night stand from commencement evening. simply freakin' great.
Worse, she completely doesn't slot in along with her dad's ideal new country-club relatives. So Whitley acts out. She events. tough. So tough she doesn't even discover the great things correct lower than her nostril: a candy little destiny stepsister who's with regards to the single individual she's ever loved, a ally (even although Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot man who isn't her stepbrother...at least, now not but. it is going to take all 3 of them to aid Whitley get via her anger and start to place the items of her relatives jointly.
jam-packed with authenticity and uncooked emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's so much compelling personality up to now: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque lady you'll entirely care approximately.
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A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger