Before Matt, Ella had a plan. Get over a no-good ex-boyfriend. Graduate from high school without any more distractions. Move away from Orlando, Florida, where she’s lived her entire life.
But Matt—the cute, shy, bespectacled bass player who just moved to town—was never part of that plan.
And neither was attending a party that was crashed by the cops just minutes after they arrived. Or spending an entire night saying “yes” to every crazy, fun thing they could think of.
Then Matt abruptly left town, and he broke not only Ella’s heart but those of their best friends, too. So when he shows up a year later with a plan of his own—to relive the night that brought them together—Ella isn’t sure whether Matt’s worth a second chance. Or if re-creating the past can help them create a different future.
With about a week to go I decided – with a lot of convincing – to aim for fifty books read in 2015, as I result I turned to contemporaries to complete the task at hand. I’ve had The Night We Said Yes sitting on my Kindle for a few months now and just kept pushing it aside and reading something else. With eight days left to read five books I’m glad I had a few contemporaries on my Kindle to help me reach fifty. The Night We Said Yes marks not only the last book I’ll read this year but also the 50th book!
This was my first Lauren Gibaldi book and I’m sad to say it wasn’t very memorable, while a fun and entertaining read it was your typical contemporary. As I’ve said before contemporaries are probably my least favourite genre to read because they are often comprised of the same things each and every time.
I will say that throughout the entire book I got a true sense of friendship between the characters, despite everything they were always there for each other. However I grew tired of reading just how much Meg and Jake were bad for each other, only to see them back together again a few moments later.
I enjoyed the flipping back and forth between past and present nights and how both nights mirrored each other in events. The premise of a night where the answer to everything is yes was genius, I just wish it delved deeper into the things the group said yes to rather than mentioning three or four things and leaving it at that.
Like I said overall The Night We Said Yes was an entertaining, light and fluffy read and I would recommend if you like that sort of book give this a chance!