Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
Published October 2015 by Swoon Reads
Rating: 4 stars
From the blurb: If only Jane’s Magic 8 Ball could tell her how to get through the summer. With her “perfect” sister, Margo, home for her “perfect” internship, Jane is not going to be able to spend the summer writing fan fiction, as she had planned. And her emergency babysitting job requires Jane to spend the whole summer in awkward proximity to her new crush, Teo, a nerdy-hot lifeguard with problems of his own. With his best friend out of town, Teo finds himself without anyone to confide in…except Jane. Will Jane and Teo be able to salvage each other’s summer? Even the Magic 8 Ball doesn’t have an answer…but signs point to yes.
Signs Point to Yes is Sandy Hall's second novel and I wish I hadn't left it sitting on my shelf for so long.
Jane is a really lovely main character, she's determined not to spend her summer with her mum, she wants to avoid talking about college for as long as possible because she fears failure. Instead she finds a summer job babysitting, putting her back in contact with Teo. They were realy close friends as children but as they grew older they drifted apart, mostly due to Teo's best friend Ravi as he hates Jane passionately.
I felt for Teo, he lives with his mum, step-dad, and three adorable younger sisters and he has always longed to know his birth father, but his identity is a mystery. Having Jane around provides someone new for him to talk to and it was so fun watching Jane and Teo get to know each other again, reminsice about their former friendship, and slowly fall in love.
Margo, Jane's older sister, is home for the summer. Jane feels as though she can't live up to the high standard Margo set, but Margo is hiding something from her family. When she finally reveals to Jane that she is bi-sexual, Jane is accepting and supportive. It was wonderful to see the two sisters grow closer over the summer, both being there for each other, especially when having to fave their parents.
Signs Point to Yes is a sweet, summer romance, with a touching look at how important family is.
Thank you PanMacmillan for my review copy.
I adore this cover so much and couldn't wait to paint it! I can't wait to grab a copy of Sandy's previous book so I can paint that beautiful cover too.
I started with a base of Ulta3 Corsican Rose and used acrylic paint for the details.