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Loving Summer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    I fell in love with Drew and Summer. Sweet summer read that also

    I fell in love with Drew and Summer. Sweet summer read that also sizzles. I can't wait to start the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2012

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    Two words to describe Kailin Gow's deeper foray into contempora

    Two words to describe Kailin Gow's deeper foray into contemporary realistic fiction: absolutely ingenious. Loving Summer drew me in with the promise of complicated love and delivered much more than expected.

    I immediately felt the love and excitement Summer Jones and her childhood friends, the Donovan siblings, have for the Malibu beach house and Aunt Sookie. Summer's Aunt Sookie is like a beacon in foggy weather when the teens are in need of comfort and escape. Aunt Sookie isn't in many scenes, but I feel like she really helps move the story along. The way Summer, Rachel, Drew, and Nat look up to her made me realize how young adult novels don't always have to focus solely on teen-to-teen relationships.

    I loved all the introduced characters, but Summer and Drew really shined. Summer is the kind of girl to create dreams and hold on to them until they come to fruition. I loved her bravery and determination throughout the story. Drew stands out because his change during the story is so profound. His attitude improved and I have a feeling he's really going to shake up the story line in the future.

    Loving Summer touched on issues like divorce, illness, and self-respect. Gow was able to guide her characters through tough situations without making it too heavy for the first book in the Loving Summer Series. It's very possible that you'll be reduced to tears while reading the passion in the characters' words, actions, and motivations. There isn't anything cookie-cutter or simple about Loving Summer and its sequel, Perfect Summer, has big shoes to fill.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    This is the second series that I've read by Kalin and I've been

    This is the second series that I've read by Kalin and I've been blown away by her writing both times, her stories are fantastic and I'm definitely going to be checking out all of her other books and series.

    Having never really been a fan of contemporary romance I've been very surprised with the few that I've read this year and Loving Summer is no exception.

    Summer has invited the Donovan's: Rachel, her twin brother Drew and their older brother Nat whom Summer has had a crush on ever since she was a little to her Aunt Sookie's beach house, what used to be a yearly thing has tapered off and this will be the first time they've seen each other in years.

    Nat has a girlfriend and Drew is now a walking one night stand and Summer starts to feel attracted to Drew while also harboring feelings for Nat, and then she starts dating tv star Astor and develops feelings for him too, what's a girl to do with three gorgeous guys whom may or may not all have feelings for her.

    I personally would choose Drew, he's so sweet and while his twin Rachel has warned him off Summer so as not to ruin their friendship I think they'd make a great couple.

    I loved all the characters in this book, I laughed, I cried and I'm extremely, impatiently hanging out for the next book.

    A great summer read or if you want a light contemporary romance to put a smile on your face, definitely pick this one up.

    I give this 5/5.

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    Posted December 25, 2013

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