Wilson Mooney, Almost Eighteen by Gretchen de la O

Story: Abandoned by her mother at the vulnerable age of eight; only to be shipped off to a boarding school in Northern California by her grandparents, Wilson Mooney, is one girl who knows what it’s like to have to grow up way too fast. Now, a month away from turning eighteen and orphaned by the death of her grandparents; she knows exactly what she wants. All it takes is a spontaneous ski trip with her narcissistic roommate to Colorado to make it a reality. When “he” happens to show up at a party in Aspen, Wilson becomes tangled in the powerful emotions of first love, sexual inexperience, and society’s principles. She lives a whirlwind weekend filled with newly discovered boundaries, calloused aches for a family she never had, and all the pressures of keeping their weekend together a secret.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 teaching stars

Review: This story is forbidden love gone good. Okay we will admit at first we had a very hard time dealing with Max being Wilson’s teacher. We don’t care how close in age they are there’s just some lines you shouldn’t cross. But then it happened we began to root for them to be together. Their sneaky moments just melted our hearts and made us fall deeply in love with Max. He can be our teacher any day. This book had it all including the mean spoiled girl you just want to slap. Wilson herself is great. She’s been through so much, but she still manages to brush things off. Her innocent mind and likable characteristics makes you really care for her. The secondary characters are great too and really help the story move along, even the mean girl Cindy. The romance between Max and Wilson is a bit rush, but at the same time very believable. Remember as a teenager it didn’t take you long to fall in love. This book will keep you up at night with thoughts of Max. He’s just yummy. This book is a good beginning to what looks to be a great series. We can’t wait to read the next book. We have to find out what will happen between Max and Wilson.

So sit by the fire and read Wilson Mooney, Almost eighteen.

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**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

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