Book: Meant To Be
Author: Lauren Morrill
Review: Julia is a straight A student who follows all the rules, all the time. She's decided that her childhood crush Mark, who just moved back to town, is her MTB (meant to be). When she takes a study abroad trip to London with her English class, she is paired with class clown, Jason. After crashing a party with Jason in London, Julia starts receiving romantic texts from an unknown number. Jason agrees to help Julia track down the mysterious person. Will Julia finally true love?
Similar to Richelle Mead's Sydney Sage, Julia is a goody two shoes who follows the rules. But while Sydney is endearing, Julia is downright annoying. There was a lot of potential to develop Jason as a character, but it never happened. The whole texting subplot was easy to figure out and didn't bring much to the overall story. I wish that was eliminated and Morrill spent more time on character development.
This one can be skipped.