It’s senior year. He rules the school. She just wants to make it to graduation. With prom only six weeks away, and his reputation at stake – will Brian be able to get “Scary Pants” out on a date?
Brian Royland is the golden boy of Palm Beach High. He’s smart, handsome, athletic, and charming. He could get any girl in school – but he procrastinated and is now dateless for the most important dance of the year. When he hears about the new girl, Iris Newman aka “Scary Pants”, Brian is intrigued. But when Brian’s friends doubt he’ll succeed in scoring her as his prom date, bets start flying, and she turns into a prize to be won.
Iris has set several goals for herself; make sure her older sister has a smooth pregnancy, help her recently single mother support and manage their family, and find a way to stop her band’s bass guitarist from asking her out every week. She doesn’t have the time or the energy to deal with the arrogant and pesky Brian Royland, who is suddenly determined to get her out on a date.
It only takes six weeks for them to realize they have both experienced great loss. Surrounded by mayhem and high school drama – could they be the key to each other’s healing?
“The plot was refreshing and original. At times I feared the author was slipping into tropes that any experienced reader has seen countless times, and I immediately tried to predict what was going to happen next. I was shocked when none of my predictions came true. Fox manages to expertly subvert expectations and craft an original and engaging story that kept me hooked, unwilling to put the book down.”
“This is a beautiful story of young love, loss, and opening up. I really enjoyed Iris and Brian as the main characters. They are well developed and grow a lot in the story. I think the tough subjects were approached really well in this book. Fox does a wonderful job with writing this story.”
“[This is] the best romance novel I have read in a very long time. The story line was great. It flowed together so smoothly it made me feel like I was standing there with Brian and Iris as they struggled with their every day.”