Abandoned by her mother at the vulnerable age of eight; only to be shipped off to a boarding school in Northern California by her grandparents, Wilson Mooney, is one girl who knows what it's like to have to grow up way too fast. Now, a month away from turning eighteen and orphaned by the death of her grandparents, she knows exactly what she wants. All it takes is a spontaneous ski trip with her narcissistic roommate to Colorado to make it a reality. When he happens to show up at a party in Aspen, Wilson becomes tangled in the powerful emotions of first love, sexual inexperience, and society's principles. She lives a whirlwind weekend filled with newly discovered boundaries, calloused aches for a family she never had, and all the pressures of keeping their weekend together a secret.
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About the Author
Gretchen was born, raised, and still resides in beautiful Northern California, with her amazing husband, their three terrific children, her awesome mother, a goofy dog, a self-indulgent cat, and eight happy chickens.
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Wilson Mooney, Almost Eighteen based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Ohmgeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! I have had the honor or reviewing Wilson Mooney, Almost Eighteen. Holy freakin’ cow! Okay now that I have that out of my system…. I have had this on my to read list, but have been swamped with my full time job, tours Hardcover Therapy is hosting, and just life in general. Now that school is out, I brought this book to the top of the list! Needless to say, I read it in less than 24 hours at every moment I had free! (I mean at the softball field while working the concession stand!) Gretchen de la O does an awesome job of telling a story of a love that is forbidden. I will say that I just kept waiting for Wilson to wake up and this all be a dream… because this would never happen in real life… or maybe if it did, the consequences would outweigh the risk. In fact, I still keep thinking this relationship is too good to be true! There is NO way that this happens! This book has everything you want in a hot romance that is defiantly off limits! I have to say that Wilson has been though a lot in her life, but she also isn’t afraid to go after what she wants and as long as she feels safe. When Wilson and “he” finally get together it makes you wanna pick your mouth up off the floor because you CAN’T believe that just happened! There are also 2 other guys that play into her love life. I honestly kept thinking that Wayne or Nick were going to beat “he” hands down! I refuse to tell you who “he” is because that totally will give too much away. I also love the fact that even though this relationship should happen due to one little technicality, “he” is a perfect gentleman. Joanie, Wilson’s BFF, is the best BFF ever! She is a true friend that always has Wilson’s back, reads her like a book, can fill in her sentences, keeps a secret, and is 100% trustworthy. Cindy, Wilson’s roommate, is a B****! She has so many issues I truly felt sorry for her for about lets say … 2 seconds! I will have to say that if it wasn’t for her invitation, who know’s if this relationship would have happened? So are you totally curious about what in the heck is going on here? Who is “he”? Why is “he” off limits? What is so forbidden? Or if you have asked yourself, is she named after a volleyball? Then it’s time to 1-click Wilson Mooney, Almost Eighteen RIGHT now! I easily give this off limits romance a 4 star rating easily!
Amazing adaptation of a girl's journey into womanhood.