by Vivi Barnes
Release Date: 2015
Summary from Goodreads:
Welcome to SmartMart, where crime pays minimum wage...
Busted. Alexis Dubois just got caught shoplifting a cheap tube of lipstick at the local SmartMart. She doesn’t know what’s worse—disappointing her overbearing beauty-pageant-obsessed mother for the zillionth time…or her punishment. Because Lex is forced to spend her summer working at the store, where the only thing stranger than the staff is the customers.
Now Lex is stuck in the bizarro world of big-box retail. Coupon cutters, jerk customers, and learning exactly what a “Code B” really is (ew). And for added awkwardness, her new supervisor is the totally cute—and completely below her social sphere—Noah Grayson. Trying to balance her out-of-control mother, her starting spot on the school softball team, and her secret crush on the school geek makes for one crazy summer. But ultimately, could the worst store in the world be the best thing that ever happened to her?
Alexis made a mistake and now has to spend the summer working at SmartMart. What could be a terrible punishment, turns into just what she needs. She gets to know Noah, the cute manager who happens to be her best friend's nemesis.
Noah and Lex go through a lot over the summer - family issues, natural disasters, school friends. By the time school starts will their love be stronger than the social pressures at school?
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars. This was a great story of growth for both Alexis and Noah. It was fun to go on this journey with them and see how it all worked out.
About the Author
Vivi Barnes is the author of Olivia Twisted and the upcoming release, Paper or Plastic. She was raised on a farm in East Texas where her theater-loving mom and cowboy dad gave her a unique perspective on life. Now living in the magic and sunshine of Orlando, Florida, she divides her time writing, working, goofing off with her husband and three kids, and avoiding dirty dishes.
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