Under the Lights (The Field Party, #2) by Abbi Glines
Series: The Field Party
Published by Simon Pulse on August 23rd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
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In the follow-up to Abbi Glines’s #1 New York Times bestseller Until Friday Night—which bestselling author Kami Garcia called “tender, honest, and achingly real”—three teens from a small southern town are stuck in a dramatic love triangle.
Willa can’t erase the bad decisions of her past that led her down the path she’s on now. But she can fight for forgiveness from her family. And she can protect herself by refusing to let anyone else get close to her.
High school quarterback and town golden boy Brady used to be the best of friends with Willa—she even had a crush on him when they were kids. But that’s all changed now: her life choices have made her a different person from the girl he used to know.
Gunner used to be friends with Willa and Brady, too. He too is larger than life and a high school football star—not to mention that his family basically owns the town of Lawton. He loves his life, and doesn’t care about anyone except himself. But Willa is the exception—and he understands the girl she’s become in a way no one else can.
As secrets come to light and hearts are broken, these former childhood friends must face the truth about growing up and falling in love…even if it means losing each other forever.
“I want more with you than friendship, Willa. If that’s all you can give me, then I’ll accept it, but that kiss hasn’t left my mind one time since last night.”
I haven’t read the first book “Until Friday Night” and I don’t think that took away from anything while reading this one.
“Under The Lights” is told in multiple POVs and is a nice fast read. Gunner, WIlla and Brady all knew each other when they were young. When Willa moves back to town things heat up in their friendship. The once pack they had not to date becomes a problem after everything that has happened since then.
I liked pretty much everything about this book. The love triangle that really wasn’t one went over ok. The few things that did bother me might not be a huge thing to others. First, the supporting characters were a little annoying. It kinda killed some scenes for me. Second, there was a lack of character development for a few characters. This isn’t that much but it was enough that I had to mark it down for it.
I am intrigued enough to want to go back and check out the first book and I look forward to the next book that comes out next August.