Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.
Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?
Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?
Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.
My absolute favourite aspect about this book, other than the unbelievably sweet romance, was the relationship Jude builds with her father. Going into her summer after high school graduation, Jude is tasked with looking after her father, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s. In an attempt to bring him back to life and back to her, Jude uncover’s the motorcycle her father rode around Argentina on and brings in the help of Emilio Vargas, the one boy she has sworn an oath to avoid at all costs, to help restore it and hopefully her father’s memories.
Jude grew up being the youngest of four other girls, two of which have had their hearts broken by a Vargas before. Despite the heartbreaker reputation the Vargas family has, Jude finds herself relying on and falling for Emilio. Emilio was a bad boy with a soft side, and he was such a charmer! The developing friendship between Jude and Emilio was slow burning and adorable to read.