Review: Frayed by Laura Pavlov

Rating: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 3
Trope: Small town, Friends to lovers, Friendship group, bad boy, Young adult, Angst
Series: Willow Springs Book 1
Genre: Young Adult (High school age)

Frayed is based in a small Texas town and features five girls who have grown up together. Book one is the story of Adelaide Edington.  Adelaide life has been mapped out for her from a very young age. As the Mayor’s daughter she is expected to follow her parents’ wishes even to the point of dating her mother’s best friends’ son.  But things start happening when Adelaide spends time with Jett Stone, a boy who comes from the opposite side of the tracks.

Jett and Adelaide have crossed paths as they grew up but until now never travelled in the same circles, but senior year brings them a lot closer than they ever expected.   

This is a well-done young adult, small town romance.  This is an emotional YA coming of age story that captivating. It will have a strong appeal to a wide range of audiences. The town of Willow Springs is a good example of small-town living and what it was like to come of age in that town.   There is a sense of fun to being a part of the Magic Willows.

This is a story about two people finding themselves as well as falling in love, it’s about friendship and trust, it’s beautifully written with characters you can’t help falling for and I’m sure like me it will leave wanting more from the residents of this small town.