All Chelsea wants to do this summer is hang out with her best friend, hone her talents as an ice cream connoisseur, and finally get over Ezra, the boy who broke her heart. But when Chelsea shows up for her summer job at Essex Historical Colonial Village (yes, really), it turns out Ezra’s working there too. Which makes moving on and forgetting Ezra a lot more complicated…even when Chelsea starts falling for someone new.
Maybe Chelsea should have known better than to think that a historical reenactment village could help her escape her past. But with Ezra all too present, and her new crush seeming all too off limits, all Chelsea knows is that she’s got a lot to figure out about love. Because those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it….
Past Perfect was the humorous and realistic contemporary read I had been craving and I couldn’t have started it at a better time.
The plot was wonderfully inventive and entertaining and I had a hard time putting this down because I just had to know what was going to happen. While there was romance (and an awesome one at that), this wasn’t the main focus of the book, which I liked.
Historical buffs rejoice- there was a lot of intriguing information included in this book, but not enough to scare off non-history lovers. I loved learning more about the time period and what it was like to be a reenactor. There was much more going on with the teen reenactors than met the eye and I loved, loved, loved this aspect of the book. It made for many more humorous events and added to the excitement factor.
Leila Sales’ really knows how to make me laugh, andI thought Past Perfect was just as fun and entertaining as Mostly Good Girls. Thisdefinitely makes the list of my favorite 2011 releases and I am dying to know what Leila will write next!