Viking Books for Young Readers, 2017
Source: E-Galley, Library
Audience: All Teens
Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm's length. But Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged, now that he's met the one girl he really wants.
You can always count on Sarah Dessen for a great summer read. Once and For All did not disappoint. It had a great friend and mom. What stood out the most was the quirky guy and all the weddings! At first, I wasn’t a big fan of the bet that was involved, because bets always seem to cause problems. It ended up being ok, though. When I was done with the book, I was disappointed that Ambrose was such a strong character and Louna was annoyed with him most of the time. She fell flat compared to him. Other than that, it was good and I’m glad that I got to read it.