4 out of 5 stars
Cut to the Chase:
If you’re in the mood for a quick and light Silhouette (before there were so many subgenres and longer, lengthier tomes), this is a fun one: we’ve got Samantha Smith, who’s literally the girl next door, and her neighbor Jake Silvercloud (whom she’s always “hankered” after). Their parents decide that it’s past time the two make a match of it, decide to meddle, and of course, hilarity ensues. It’s a nice ugly duckling transformation story mixed in with girlhood crush finally realized: a fun afternoon read.