What if the life you wanted, was right in front of you? Lillie Hart has always known what she wants out of life. She’s going to be a successful artist and win the hearts of as many people as possible. Falling in love is not part of her plan; it seems like a waste of time. But everything changes when Lillie spends the summer on Catalina Island and meets Ethan Tyler: an alluring surfer with hypnotic blue eyes and lots to teach her about herself – including how beautiful falling in love can be. Suddenly Lillie must choose between following her dreams or staying with Ethan on the island they both now call home.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for young adults who are looking for a light and easy romance. The characters are likeable and the plot moves along quickly, making it perfect for reading on the beach or by the pool.
- The characters are well written and realistic.
- The plot is engaging and fast paced.
- The setting is beautiful and romantic.
- The story might be unrealistic for some readers
- The characters might seem one dimensional to others
- The conflict could feel manufactured to move the plot along
Learn more about the author
Katie McGarry was born and raised in southern Ohio. She is the daughter of two teachers and has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. In 2012, Katie published her debut novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS, which reached #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list and has been translated into over twenty languages. Since then, she has released several more novels including DARE YOU TO MOVE (2017) WALK THE EDGE (2018), a contemporary romance about first love set against the backdrop of professional skateboarding; ESCAPE TRACK (2019), a psychological thriller about an online relationship that goes too far; and A WICKED AND BEAUTIFUL GARDEN(2020), Book 1 in a new young adult witch series set on Catalina Island off the coast of California.
“Katie McGarry has done it again with her newest novel, A Wicked and Beautiful Garden. This book was everything I hoped for and more.”
“Beautiful, romantic, and intense.”
“Whimsical, charming and oh so romantic!”
“This novel will sweep you away with its beautiful and lyrical writing. It is a story of love, loss and following your dreams.”