All I Need by Susane Colasanti
Page Amount: 340, US Hardback
Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?.Goodreads.com
I'm not one for cheesy, idealistic relationships. That made me leery to start reading this book. I was lucky enough to meet Susane and she was so amazing and nice in person I had to read this book. Covers and titles can be deceiving, I should have learned from Anna and the French Kiss. Sure this book started out very romantic, but that just drew me into the book and made me fall for the characters. This book is a short little read with not a super strong plotline, but that was okay. The main focus was placed on Seth and Skye's relationship, which, contrary to my predictions, was not perfect. I loved that. Seth and Skye fought about things I have fought about with some guys in my life. It was very realistic because of the disagreements. The setting of the story was absolutely gorgeous. I loved the beach scenes and the roller rink. It was very detailed and had a lot of meaning behind it. This book wasn't all gumdrops and rainbows, but still maintained that summer vibe that so many books fail to achieve.
This ending was the perfect conclusion to sunny, summer romance. I loved what Seth did at the end. My heart swooned. I would marry any guy that did that for me. By the end of this book, I felt lucky to have been a part of this relationship. Even though I was just an observer, it felt as if I was lucky enough to fall in love at the same time Skye did. From the first page I knew that this was going to be the book of the summer, and it really truly was.