The Night We Said Yes (The Night We Said Yes #1) by Lauren Gibaldi

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The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi is a YA Contemporary story of a night where “yes” leads to a whole new perspective..

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the night we said yes.jpgA fun, romantic read, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti! What happens when Matt and Ella reunite one year after their breakup? Are second chances really possible?

Before Matt, Ella had a plan. Get over her ex-boyfriend and graduate high school—simple as that. But Matt—the cute, shy, bespectacled bass player—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.

But then Matt leaves town, breaking Ella’s heart. And when he shows up a year later—wanting 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.


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I am surprised with how much I loved this book. Usually, contemporaries are harder for me to get through just because I am more into the action-packed, epic fantasy worlds, but I have to say that I devoured this one!

We follow the main character who jumps between the present and past when it comes to this one particular guy who shows up at a party. We soon find out that what is happening in the present moment is very similar to the crazy night she had when they met. AKA, a night they would say ‘yes’ to everything.

And the romance woven into the plot isn’t all that cheesy. I was hooked on trying to find out what happened with Matt and why he acted the way he did. I will say that I was expecting a more ‘dramatic’ answer, but I still enjoyed how the entire book played out.

It was a sweet story that was perfect to read on a chilly night. As a romance book, it definitely hit the spot for me. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. I loved the flashbacks and how they replicated a little different in the present story.

I would recommend this book if you are looking for a fun contemporary story with a lighter romance, a daring night, and a hint of mystery.


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Published: 16 June 2015

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 294

How I Read It: Hardcover from July 2015 Owlcrate box


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