Monday, June 22, 2015

The Night We Said Yes, by Lauren Gibaldi

One year ago, Matt and Ella met at a party and had an unforgettable night. And just when Ella was thinking she found The One, Matt broke her heart by leaving town without explanation and without leaving any forwarding address (or any contact info, for that matter). A year later, Matt reappears...and he wants to relive that infamously fun night. The night he and Ella said "yes" to everything. Ella is hesitant. She's not sure she wants to trust her heart to Matt again. Then again, how can she resist?

The Night We Said Yes, a debut novel by Lauren Gibaldi, reminded me a lot of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (Rachel Cohn/David Levithan)...if the two title characters were to reunite after a year apart to recreate their magical night exploring New York City. Despite moments where the plot drags, characters are well-drawn. And there's plenty of romance and drama to keep fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti happy.