This Adventure Ends

Emma Mills

fiction contemporary romance young adult
emotional lighthearted slow-paced

320 pages | first published 2016

Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious person Sloane's ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins' lives.

Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.

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summary of 566 ratings (see reviews)


lighthearted 72%
emotional 63%
funny 63%
adventurous 27%
hopeful 27%
inspiring 18%
reflective 18%
relaxing 9%


medium 63%
fast 27%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 22%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 10%

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