Author: Kailin Gow
Genre: YA/ Contemporary
Release Date: May 28, 2012
After not having seen childhood family friends, Rachel and her brothers Nathaniel and Drew in three years, sixteen year old Summer Jones, who has always spent her summers with the Donovans at her Aunt Sookie's Malibu beach house, discovers there is more to her long-time crush on one of the Donovan brothers this summer than meets the eye, especially when Astor Fairway, the handsome television star taking her aunt's acting coaching sessions, notices her. This summer, the summer she is noticed, would be the summer no one could forget.
First things first, Summer. This girl's got her pick of not two but three boys. Lucky or what!
I totally loved that aspect to the book. I'm a love triangle junkie and this book took "love triangle" to a whole new level. The feelings she felt, the decisions she had to make, I was with her every step of the way! She's got everyone's best interest and heart and I totally understood that. As far as the boys go, I loved all three of them. They all had their own separate personalities. Each unique in their own way. I do have my favorite, Drew of course! Anyone with me! :)
All gushing aside, this book was really an interesting read. It had it's share of fun and seriousness all mixed into one. The book deals with some definite issues: divorce, depression, death. All mixed together to make a pretty emotional read. I'll admit it, I teared up a few times. It's those heart touching moments that make books like these so special.
The ending definitely left me wondering what the future holds in store for these characters. I'm still rooting for my favorite! That's for sure! I'm honestly glad this book is part of a series. I'd really love to read more!
Four stars for this great summer read!
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*Included in Loving Summer's Kindle Version, is a full-length Loving Summer Healthy Summer Recipes Cookbook written by Kailin Gow, which will also a book that will release and be sold separately, and valued at $9.99.
Also, for anyone who purchase a copy of Loving Summer from Amazon.com, they get a chance to win one of my own Gently Used Coach Bag that is SIGNED by me, as well, valued at $500.