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Leigh Ansell By leigh_ Completed

Sydney Rowe's life has taken a turn for the worst. A recent graduate with no dream job on the horizon, she has no choice but to move back to Walden-on-Sea, the sleepy seaside hometown she's spent the last three years avoiding. Her part-time job at the local arcade isn't terrible, but it's hard to return to the past after spending so long dreaming of bigger and better things.

Unfortunately, Sydney's not the only graduate back in Walden, and she's soon forced to come face-to-face with a decision made three years ago. It's awkward enough to face an ex - let alone the long-term relationship you ended in pursuit of freedom right before university.

And back in Walden's temperamental sunshine, Sydney's about to realise how easy it is to get burned.

  • beach
  • breakup
  • college
  • england
  • ex
  • firstperson
  • friendship
  • graduate
  • graduation
  • romance
  • seaside
  • shortstory
  • summer
  • sun
  • sunburn
  • unemployed
  • university
  • vanilla
  • walden
  • youngadult
julietfinchley julietfinchley Feb 10, 2018
The tourists are the happiest in London, all actual Londoners have a love hate relationship. I can't stand it personally, we literally get no sun. 😂
Lasharnaaaa Lasharnaaaa Oct 24, 2017
😂😂😂 I still crash into hundreds of people before getting where I need to go- I'm not an evolved Londoner guys. Don't hate me
razminrodoshi razminrodoshi Sep 03, 2017
I remember reading Room Service maybe three years back when I first started reading Wattpad. It's still one of my favorites! I read Vanilla afterwards of course. Don't expect anything less than AWESOME from Sunburn!
heyhannahj heyhannahj May 21, 2018
Such a relatable first chapter. I remember this feeling after leaving college!
moonraess moonraess Jun 25, 2018
Oh my god I loveeee this so far! I’m gonna get deep into this and try and finish it before my work day is over haha
K_Blackwood K_Blackwood Dec 05, 2018
I don't know why, but the description gave me a "gossip girl" vibe. Love it already!