By: Kelis Rowe
Genre: YFM - Romance & relationships stories
Published by: Walker Books
Published: 1 Jun 2022
ISBN: 9781529500639


What if Romeo & Juliet took place in Memphis in 2022?

Ray has no time for romance. She's queen of the roller rink, she writes found poetry, and she’s got her eyes set on her own independent future. Besides, she’s seen what loving someone too much – and losing them – can do to a person.

Orion, on the other hand, would like to be smooth with the girls. Just once. He looks like the jock his father wants him to be, but really he’s a hopeless romantic. When he spots Ray at the rink, it feels like the stars have aligned.

But now it seems like something in their families' past will stand in their way, and cross their stars forever…

An honest, unpredictable, funny and heartbreaking dual-POV love story to fall head over heels for.

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Ray is actually seventeen-year-old Jupiter’s third name, after her Dad who died in car accident on the day she was born. She finds it hard to open her heart, as she knows that loving someone can only lead to despair.

Then in walks Orion, and they connect instantly. But Orion is a national level swimmer, who is pushed by his Dad to achieve. According to his Dad, there is no time for distractions like girls for Orion! His Dad is against their relationship from the start.

But Ray’s mum is also working against their relationship, with both families insisting that it is only a summer fling. Could this be true, or do they have an ulterior motive?

This is a classic love story, where both parties are initially reluctant, but realise that this could be the one...

With an explosive plot twist, could everything be ruined for Roy and Orion?

With themes of love, trust, vulnerability and family secrets, this is a spellbinding novel, best suited to those aged 14 and older.

Reviewed by Rob