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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    I was given a copy for a honest review I am giving this book a 4

    I was given a copy for a honest review
    I am giving this book a 4 3/4 star I enjoyed every story but I really loved the first one by J.S.cooper this was the first time reading anything by this author and loved it my only complaint was it was to short I wanted more I felt for both Nick and Lucy her writing pulled me in and at a few spots I found myself choked up it was so real I can't even put into words how this short story made me feel I will be reading more fro J.S Cooper soon and I also loved Love Across The Atlantic I have found I love to Jessica Wood she has a way of pulling me into her stories and hate to get to the end and also found some other authors I will be reading more of Chloe Harrison was great as was Helen Cooper and Suzi Case I would highly recommend this book to everyone it's a short romantic read that leaves you wanting more Thank you to all the authors.

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  • Posted July 25, 2013

    Summer fling is a refreshing anthology comprised of 5 novellas t

    Summer fling is a refreshing anthology comprised of 5 novellas that explore rekindled love, heartbreak, unexpected new love and passion. The stories are concise and fulfilling; if only at times you wish they would simply not end. This little anthology was full of surprising and impactful stories.

    J.S. Cooper’s The Promise of Tomorrow, was an unexpected and endearing tale that tugs at the heart strings and explores some heavy issues. In contrast Jessica Wood’s Love Across the Atlantic was a gorgeous, addictive, New Adult tale of love from a distance and college life. Confessions of an Online Dater by Chloe Harrison, was a hilarious tale of the unexpectedness that can ensue from online dating adventures, while Summer Loving by Helen Cooper was a steamy tale of a heart broken young woman who discovers the perks of hedonism. We Meet Again by Suzi Case is the final story in the anthology. This was another hilarious tale, detailing a young woman’s struggles with employment in the tough economy and how it leads to the unexpected encounters with a quite persistent and attractive individual.

    What I truly adored about this anthology was the contrasting array of genres it contained. There is New Adult, Chick Lit and Erotic Romance. It was a refreshing bundle of a read that will no doubt leave you craving to read more. In all honesty, Summer Fling did leave me feeling quite bereft and not ready at all for each story to end.

    I highly recommend this book as the perfect summer read nonetheless. It is light and provides the ultimate escapism for its duration. This is a book that you could quite happily devour in one sitting.

    4 Stars

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    This was a fantastic collection of five romantic short stories.

    This was a fantastic collection of five romantic short stories. Very well written and left me wanting more, to find out what happens next.

    "The Promise of Tomorrow" by J.S. Cooper
    Lucy met Nick in high school and were definitely two different people from different sides of the track. However, they dated and fell in love. During college and because of a misunderstanding, they broke up and drifted apart. Two years later, they run into each other on the streets of New York and rediscover their feelings for one another.
    I loved Lucy and Nick's story! It just comes to show that no matter where you're from, what life throws between you, or how much time has passed, true love conquers all. <3

    "Across the Atlantic" by Jessica Wood
    Alex met Nathan at a frat party a few days before she was due to leave for London for a summer abroad program. During their time apart, they kept in contact through emails and long-distance phone calls. However, as time passes, the emails and calls before more infrequent and Alex begins to doubt Nathan's feelings for her. In the end, Nathan proves himself with a surprise.
    Alex and Nathan's story was so cute. I just wish there was a little more. I'd like to see what happens after Alex returns from London. :)

    "Confessions of an Online Dater" by Chloe Harrison
    Anna made a bet with her friend that there are no decent guys on online dating websites. Two weeks before the deadline, she meets Jack and admits she may have been wrong.
    Anna and Jack's story has such huge potential. I felt like the story was cut short and was definitely left with wanting more. Most of the story was spent describing Anna's disastrous dates, which was funny. But Jack barely made his appearance and the story ended. Hopefully their story continues somewhere in the future. :)

    "Summer Loving" by Helen Cooper
    Jess was recently dumped by her boyfriend the day before their one year anniversary. To get over her heartache, she and two friends went to Barbados to take on a different persona and to let loose. She approaches a stranger, Jack, at the bar with the intentions of a one-night stand. And things got really hot!
    Who could not relate to Jess's story? The story definitely heated up between Jess and Jack. The twist at the end caught me by surprise. And I wish there was more, to see if their relationship evolved into something more. :)

    "We Meet Again" by Suzi Case
    Due to the stock market crash, Gemma was unemployed and was stuck with odd-end jobs. All of which, she was not suited for. And every time she was at her worse, handsome Jake would show up. He would both excite and aggravate her. In the end, one of her dreams came true.
    Gemma and Jake's story was also very cute. They kept bantering back and forth, but I could definitely feel the sexual tension between them. I was happy that Gemma found one of her happy endings, because up until the end, her life (job-wise) kept getting worse. She may not have found the perfect job yet, but she had Jake. <3

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  • Posted July 21, 2013

    Great set of five stories that left me wanting a bit more. I fo

    Great set of five stories that left me wanting a bit more. I found myself wishing there was an epilogue just so I could get a bit more from this cast of characters. Each story offered something different, but I was drawn in to each of them. I was instantly drawn in by the first story, The Promise of Tomorrow. Then you get hit with Love Across the Atlantic and it's one of those where you with for a guy like Nathan to come into your life. Confessions of an Online Dater was amusing. The next one, Summer Loving, might be my favorite, romance and a bit of revenge all rolled into one. Finally, We Meet Again is another amusing chick lit story, probably my least favorite, but still worth the read! There's a bit more editing problems than I would generally like, but nothing that you won't be able to figure out. This is an enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours, you won't regret it. I received an ARC for an honest review.

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  • Posted July 20, 2013

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    This was an exceptionally put together anthology but I will admi

    This was an exceptionally put together anthology but I will admit that I wanted so much more of every story that was included. 
    In J. S. Cooper's short story "The Promise of Tomorrow", Nick and Lucy's story made me want to know the rest of their story. I really enjoyed how we were taken from the present, then to the day they met, then admitted their feelings, acted on their feelings and the betrayal. My heart broke for them but I was thrilled when they reconnected. Maybe there's another series here. ;)
    Jessica Wood's "Love Across the Atlantic" showed me what I had missed in her writing since reading "A Night to Remember". Nathan and Alex's long distance separation after beginning such a fragile relationship had me on the edge of my seat. Then I was angry because of his actions and then thrilled by his actions but again I wanted more of their story.
    In "Confessions of an Online Dater" by Chloe Harrison, I laughed at Anna's actions and Valerie's persistence. It makes your wonder about those people who sign up for those sites. 
    "Summer Loving" by Helen Cooper had me immediately searching for more of her books with Jess and Jack. I could have read about them all day long and never tired of it. "We Meet Again" by Suzi Case, was just hilarious. Every time that Gemma ran into Jake, I laughed. The chemistry between the two was undeniable and I couldn't decide if one or both of them didn't want to act on it. But then everything happened at once. Maybe there should be another anthology with these same stories that continue their stories. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    I was given an Arc copy of this book for an honest review. If yo

    I was given an Arc copy of this book for an honest review. If you are looking for something quick to read while sitting on the beach or by the pool. This book is what you are looking for then.

    The Promise of Tomorrow by J.S. Cooper-
    Who says opposites don't attract? Lucy fell in love with Nick not long after meeting him in high school and he fell in love with her the first time he saw her.

    They had their ups, downs and misunderstandings and they even went their separate ways. Who knew years later they would run into each other again. Glad to see everything they went through things didn't change between them.

    Love Across the Atlantic by Jessica Wood

    Alex and Nathan seem like they are a cute couple with a good story. This story was too short and I would like to have known a little bit more about them.

    Confessions of an Online Dater by Chloe Harrison

    Some of those stories of the dates that Anna went on were funny. I found myself chuckling to myself. Jack seems to be a good catch for Anna. Hopefully there will be more of their story somewhere in the future. I would like to see what happens next with them.

    Summer Loving by Helen Cooper

    Wow! Jack and Jess were hot!

    We Meet Again by Suz1 Case

    Gemma and Jake are too much. You could feel the sexual tension between the two of them. They could have a hot story.

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