Feature book: Some Girls Don’t
Some Girls Don’t by Amy Andrews
Selena Durrum wants it all—a career and then a family. She is encouraged by her grandmother to achieve all she can before the family comes along. She had felt constricted in the small town of Jumbuck Springs, so she left to make it in the city. Selena has become a television journalist, and there is just one more step she wants to take—that of the news presenter on the 6 pm news. She comes back to Jumbuck Springs from time to time to visit her grandmother. She also relives her youthful indiscretions with the boy next door, Jarrod.
Jarrod Weston lives in Jumbuck Springs. He is in the local fire brigade. He lives there, and he has to see Selena from time to time, even though he says he is over her. When she comes to talk at the old Farmer’s Hall, he has to deal both with her and his own attraction to her. Then they take a trip down memory lane. A memory lane that becomes all too real.
In the time Selena is in town, she and Jarrod reconnect on many levels, and they begin to think that perhaps there is a chance for them to be together after fifteen years apart. The bushfire in the outback that nears Jumbuck Springs puts things into perspective for Selena and Jarrod, and they get back together. Then, Selena gets the call she has been waiting for and leaves. Angst follows as Jarrod thinks, you didn’t discuss this with me, but the discussion with his brother decides things for him.
So what did I think? I loved this story. I really like the premise of the fifteen years break in the relationship, and this really means the reader is cheering for the couple to find the solution to their relationship issues. I’m very keen to read the other books in this series, especially the stories for Marcus and Ethan.
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.