(Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Simon and Schuster on May 26th 2015
Genres: Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Given the way love turned her heart in the New York Times bestselling To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which SLJ called a “lovely, lighthearted romance,” it’s no surprise that Lara Jean still has letters to write.Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing.
The contract that Peter and Lara Jean signed a few months ago is over, but along the way they unintentionally fell for one another. Now things have soured, and it’s New Years day—a day for new beginnings. Lara Jean misses Peter and it’s only been a few days, and she can’t imagine not having him in her life anymore. Luckily, they resolve things and are going to try to make things work, for real this time, with a brand new contract. Then her last letter finds its way back to her, and an old flame has ingratiated his self into her life. What’s a girl to do when she’s fallen for two guys? Is there enough room in her heart for them both?
If you read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before then you might have felt the need to throw the book at the wall with an ending like that—I sure did. When I read the last line, I had no idea there was going to be a sequel and nearly went crazy not knowing what would happen between Peter and Lara Jean. I could breathe easy again when I discovered that their story would continue and couldn’t wait to find out what would happen between one of my favorite couples.
Lara Jean had the same Type A personality she possessed in the first installment. She stressed over things that weren’t really there and blew things out of proportion. In that aspect, I found it incredibly easy to relate to her. Unlike the first book, though, she wasn’t quite as immature. Her relationship with Peter forced her to grow up some and accept responsibility for her actions. For those who thought she acted below her age before, you should give P.S. I Still Love You a chance to evaluate Lara Jean’s new outlook.
Peter Kavinsky stole my heart almost immediately. Some scenes in the book made my heart swell with happiness, wishing for my own personal Peter. There were moments when he infuriated me; however, but those were the times that he reminded me that he was human. There may have been times where he forgot how to be the gentlemen that I knew he could be, but he made up for it by fighting for what he wanted.
Of course there had to complicate things between the almost-too-perfect couple. First, they had a Gossip Girl moment that satisfied the girl who’s watched all six seasons of the show on Netflix. Then, Lara Jean had another one of her old “flames” show an interest in her.
Lara Jean, if you don’t want John Ambrose McClaren, can I have him?
A tremendous story about first love and that for everything there is a season because timing is everything.