Rosie’s always been impulsive. She didn’t intend to set her cheating ex-boyfriend’s car on fire. And she never thought her attempts to make amends could be considered stalking. So when she’s served with a temporary restraining order on the first day of summer vacation, she’s heartbroken—and furious.
To put distance between Rosie and her ex, Rosie’s parents send her on a cross-country road trip with responsible, reliable neighbor Matty and his two friends. Forget freedom of the road, Rosie wants to hitchhike home and win back her ex. But her determination starts to dwindle with each passing mile. Because Rosie’s spark of anger? It may have just ignited a romance with someone new.
- Kindle: 1236 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1442459409
- Publisher: Simon Pulse (May 7, 2013)
- ASIN: B008J4GTN6
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski once took a cross-country road trip in a celery green Oldsmobile. She’s a freelance writer who has written articles and essays for national publications, including Cosmopolitan. She lives in New Jersey with her family and their dog, Buffy (The Squeaky Toy Slayer). How My Summer Went Up in Flames is her debut novel. Visit her at JenDoktorski.com.
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This was a great story. Girl gets heart broken, does stupid things, and life goes on. The journey along the way is what makes the story so great.
Oh how I like Spencer, Logan and Matty. Each in their own way. Spencer really held the limelight for me though, every time he was on the page. I wish there would have been more surrounding him in the story.
Rosie is neurotic, impulsive and good-hearted. I wasn't so sure she was my cup of tea or not, but in the end, she won me over.
Contemporary romance fans will love this one.