Fourteen Summers

Fourteen Summers

by Quinn Anderson

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BN ID: 2940158726873
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 719,368
File size: 854 KB

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Fourteen Summers 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Trio More than 1 year ago
Very, very sweet. If you’re in need of a feel good romance, Fourteen Summers is the book for you. All Quinn Anderson’s books have made me smile, but this one is pure HEA in the making from page one to the end. Oliver and Aiden, friends from childhood, are destined to be together. Though they face a few hurdles, there’s no spoiler in telling you they’re gonna work it all out. Aiden’s relationship with his (slightly older) twin brother Max was the more interesting part of the book for me. These two have lived in each other’s back pockets for far too long and their relationship is showing it’s strain now. They’ve got to work it out and Oliver’s return into their lives is the catalyst they need to get the job done. So if you’re looking for a book without much drama, a few scorching hot sex scenes, and a sweet as heck story, then Fourteen Summers is going to hit all your buttons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect, funny, sexy summer read with substance and an ending that will make you cry happy tears! I loved this and will reread every summer when I need a pick-me-up.
Mari-BayouBookJunkie More than 1 year ago
4 Stars! Fourteen Summers is told from three perspectives, Oliver, Aiden and his twin brother Max, who truly stole the show. I really liked Oliver and Aiden, they were definitely made for each other, and while this was a bit insta-lovey, it didn't feel rushed, after all, they'd both been crushing on the other when they were younger. They were both quiet and introverted, and a bit overdramatic. The fight at the end of the book, although longtime coming, was a bit over the top and it made me want to strangle them both. Now Max, I adored. He was fun and extroverted (and I really hope this isn't the last we've seen of him, he also needs a HEA, after all) and I just couldn't get enough of him. This was such a feel-good book and just another sample of why Quinn Anderson is one of my favorite authors at the moment. It wasn't a romance perse, as much as it was a story about friendship and family with some romantic undertones. Very recommendable! *** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***
RamblingReader1 More than 1 year ago
Fourteen Summers is a New Adult/Young Adult LGBTQIA Romance about three college-aged boys named Aiden, Max, and Oliver. Aiden and Max are identical twins who've shared everything- their childhood home, all the big milestones, and even their college apartment. To be honest, they're co-dependent and don't seem to know how to function without each other. The brothers' relationship has continued on this way until the summer they rediscover Oliver, a long-lost best friend (who also happens to be Aiden's long-lost childhood crush). When Oliver and Aiden both discover that the other is gay and single, the boys reconnect in a new way, leaving Max a bit out in the cold. I really liked Fourteen Summers; we get the chance to experience the novel through all three of the boys' perspectives, so we get the sweet (and sometimes bitter) second chance at love through Aiden and Oliver as well as Max's experience as he feels like he's losing both his brother and best friend all at the same time. I think it's pretty important that we get to see how each of the boys individually feels because their communal relationship is so complicated. Each of them has underlying issues that wind up influencing the way they "problem solve" when it finally becomes obvious that they can't keep going on as they had at the beginning of the summer. Oliver is kind and sensitive, the child of a broken and argument-filled home. In both Aiden and Max he finds a sense of family and belonging that he desperately lacked as a child and is terrified to lose a second time. Aiden is intelligent and usually sensible, but he's been stuck in his "older" brother's shadow (only five minutes older) for most of his life, and his relationship with Oliver makes him see how cold it can be when you've let yourself stay away from the light. Max is goofy, a bit irresponsible, and devoted to his brother, but he doesn't always see that his devotion might not be benefiting Aiden as much as he thinks it does. Despite their complications, I genuinely liked them all, and I think that Anderson did an admirable job of giving each of them their own character development. Not only are the boys trying to figure out the overlapping conflicts in their communal relationship, but Aiden's trying to navigate his first romantic and physical relationship with someone else, Oliver is juggling deep-seated family issues, and Max has to realize that he might have abandonment issues. They're human, and they're real. Even though they're in college, they're still "kids". It's amazing how one's maturity level can entirely disappear when arguing with a sibling; let alone an identical one with whom you've shared the spotlight your entire life. I'm one of four kids, and I've tutored/babysat triplets for the last eleven years; from my own experience, I feel pretty confident saying Anderson nailed that sibling dynamic. I can feel the family chemistry that Max and Aiden are supposed to have. The relationship between Aiden and Oliver is sweet & desperate, that desperation where two people realize what they want and don't want to wait another minute to have it. Sometimes they're fumbling and awkward, but I think the characters work well with each other. I also like that Anderson writes their intimacy in a responsible way; they're not just frenzied college kids, they're two people who are learning to be partners, who want each other to be safe and comfortable. I think that's the best healthy role model.
HEABookNerd More than 1 year ago
Twin brothers Max and Aiden Kingsman spent their childhood inseparable from their best friend Oliver until the day Oliver's parent's divorced and he moved away. Now many years later, Max and Aiden are home from college for the summer when they run into none other than Oliver who is in town visiting this dad. The three start hanging out again and it's just like old times, including that embarrassing crush Aiden has always had on Oliver. But Aiden doesn't realize that Oliver also used to have a crush on Aiden and now that he's found him again, Oliver isn't wasting any time making his feelings known. I absolutely adored Fourteen Summers and Quinn Anderson is a master at writing fun, sweet, and sexy romances. I was immediately sucked into the writing and wanted to just keep reading because I needed to know how things would work out. For this book, we actually get Max's point of view in addition to Aiden and Oliver's and this really helped me understand all the relationship dynamics going on. You see, Max is the outgoing, loud, and rowdy twin that has always been in charge of everything, including this brother. I was really impressed that Anderson was able to write Max's POV so that I was annoyed with Max but also charmed at the same time. All things said, I actually really loved Max's character and yes, he acts like an immature child a few times but he's also really funny, goofy, and so true to himself. I would love to have Max's story someday especially considering some of Max's actions and thoughts throughout the book. As the twins have gotten older, Aiden has started to bristle under the weight of Max's more prominent personality and spending time with Oliver is the perfect catalyst that sets things on this rocky journey. Aiden might be the quieter twin but I really related to his dorkier side and his awkward, blushing moments when he's first reunited with Oliver were so cute. Aiden has never been in a relationship so he's not really sure how to handle the sudden appearance of his hormones. Oliver is the perfect match for Aiden because he's still introverted but a bit more outgoing and he's not afraid to say exactly what he's thinking when it comes to Aiden. These two were just too cute together and they epitomize that rush of feelings you get when you fall in love for the first time. This was so much fun from start to finish and I loved all three guys even when they were making mistakes. Each character is written uniquely with their own triumphs and struggles. I happen to be an only child so I was thrown by some of the twin's fights but even under the anger, you could tell it was all out of love for each other and the fear that one day they wouldn't have the same close relationship they've had up to that point. I also really enjoyed each set of parents who were nicely fleshed out for side characters. The cherry on this sugary sweet cake was definitely the epilogue which was a perfect ending.