This seemed like such a great concept for a story; Sierra gets to leave home every Christmas to sell trees and has a completely separate life in another state, but it's a tradition that might soon be cut short. While I love the image that paints, I was hoping for a little less fluff and a bit more depth. There was some predictability, but I was more concerned with the unbelievability, especially with the MC's parents. Speaking of the main character, Sierra annoyed me a bit, but it was her friends back home that truly frustrated me. I actually would probably prefer hanging out with the seemingly shady love interest instead of Sierra's overly dramatic teenage friends. (I know what you're thinking, but no, we're not ALL overly dramatic. Mostly.) I did, however, enjoy some of the secondary characters, namely Heather and Devon.
Even with the love interest's dark past and the fear that this could be Sierra's last year doing what she loves, this book was still a little too light for me. I recommend this for younger teens who enjoy lighter reads and are fans of contemporary romance.
Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.