A Perfect Summer Read!
Upsy Daisy by Chelsie Edwards is the feel-good coming of age book that is both full of emotions, and fun. As a debut novel, Upsy Daisy is well thought out, and shows a depth of knowledge as well as a love of the characters that translates to a really heartwarming book start to finish.
Chelsie Edwards has thrown a twist in the Smartypants Romance lineup of books. She’s gone retro, and focuses on Green Valley’s favorite power couple: Trevor Boone and Daisy Payton. I really want to call this a historical romance, but are the 1970’s even considered “historical”? Don’t answer that. I don’t want to get in trouble. Upsy Daisy is a throwback college romance, but with more slow-burn and less bed hopping…although the epilogue was a smoldering delight.
Getting to know Daisy as she starts college is F-U-N…with all caps. Between the fashion, the hope and eagerness that Daisy has to not only make a good impression but to make a name for herself here, and all the sass that Daisy showcases with James and Odie, I found myself reading this with a smile on my face. With all the fun, comes some serious emotion. Chelsie Edwards does not shy away from it. You all remember college. You all remember the drama of that age. Well, everyone at Fisk has their own, but it is written with a really critical eye so that it doesn’t take away from the overall plot. I really enjoyed getting to know all the characters in the snippets and conversations told from Trevor and Daisy’s perspective while the two of them navigate their feelings along with the consequences of their choices throughout the book.
Chelsie Edwards has rightfully earned herself an eager new reader with her release of Upsy Daisy! If you need a fix for your sweet tooth, or perhaps an escape of our present time craziness then look no further for your next read. This stand-alone, appropriate for teens and young at hearts alike, will be your next summer read!