Love Like You've Never Been Hurt (Summer Lake, #1)

Love Like You've Never Been Hurt (Summer Lake, #1)

by SJ McCoy

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ISBN-13: 9781497745261
Publisher: Xenion, Inc
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Series: Summer Lake , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 34,643
File size: 455 KB

About the Author

Hi, I'm SJ, a coffee addict, lover of chocolate and drinker of good red wines. I'm a lost soul and a hopeless romantic. Reading and writing are necessary parts of who I am. Though perhaps not as necessary as coffee! I can drink coffee without writing, but I can't write without coffee.

I grew up loving romance novels, my first boyfriends were book boyfriends, but life intervened, as it tends to do, and I wandered down the paths of non fiction for many years. My life changed completely a couple of years ago and I returned to Romance to find my escape.

I write 'Sweet N Steamy' stories because to me there is enough angst and darkness in real life. My favorite romances are happy escapes with a focus on fun, friendships and happily-ever-afters, just like the ones I write.

These days I live in beautiful Montana, the last best place. If I'm not reading or writing you'll find me just down the road in the park - Yellowstone. I have deer, eagles and the occasional bear for company, and I like it that way :0)

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Love Like You've Never Been Hurt (Summer Lake, #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Immature female lead surrounded by clueless people who seemed to be stuck in both the 60's and the 90's somehow...not a good recipe for a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first time feeling like writing a review. Never again do I want to read another book where the main character is so childish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg, this book made me crazy with the CONSTANT high school conversations and writing style. Made it to page 72 and gave up the painful struggle of trying to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story isn't too bad. There are anlot ov very repeated sayings that became annoying. The Female lead was a baby eho needed to get over it. Likeva 15 year old in a adults hody. I found it hard 5obtet through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emmas annoying and immature the "pet" names they have are annoying couldnt bring myself to fimnish it
Hagatha More than 1 year ago
OK story, but by the  last 50 pages or so I was wondering if I could stand to finish the book.  Emma just was too unbelievable of a character.  She supposedly writes screenplays and deals with Hollywood fake people, but acts like such an immature teenager instead of a mature, successful, career woman.   Good story line, but the "poor Emma" got old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shes annoying always assuming the worst running away and crying it got old fast barely got through the book without wanting to hurt her for being stwupid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the overuse of Emma being afraid and paranoid was way overboard. Could have developed another storyline section to fill up pages. She was pretty immature in alot of the storyline. I enjoyed all the other characters and the setting so much so getting ready to start book 2 in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't stand the tiresome whining of Emma and how her heart was too fragile to deal with another possible failed relationship. Tiresome, unnecessary angst designed to keep the story going. I just couldn't! ....keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can any woman be so childish? And immature and so "wahwahwah" Its all about me . Got old fast. Hard time reading but I made it thru. Im glad it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emma was neurotic. This was just a little too much neurosis for a romance novel. I skipped alot of pages because I was tired of Emma's issues early in the book. Maybe her character was relatable to an extent but this is fiction. I wish she could have gotten past her issue more quickly. The other characters seemed great. I want to read their stories. Glad this story was free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an ok read. Nothing great. I understand that Emma had been hurt in the past but it comes a time you need to "pull your big girl panties up" and move on.
Cynthia181 11 months ago
What a Beautiful Stone She has been hurt before. She goes by her friend Pete's office to talk about going to the lake for their godson's birthday. As she was leaving she ran into his partner. Jack is hooked. Emma is scared. Can the lake work it's magic. And can little help from the rest of the gang and her Gramps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a really hard time finishing this book. The lead, Emma was entire ly to immature for the book. The whole "mouse" thing got old. The others in the book were so much more put together. She really didn't help the book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She wasn't a very believable character, I don't think any woman would be that paranoid about a busted marriage. Still a pretty good read. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I barely finished this drivel! Emma was childish, irritating, unwilling to listen to reason or accept reality. So her first husband cheated on her, sure that's terrible but don't blame all men because of it, talk about stupid. And childish! Yes I said it again. And Jack is ridiculous with all the "baby" nicknames. And seriously he's a fidiot for fighting so hard for a person afraid to trust because her parents died when she was young, she picked a cheater to marry (in SPITE of her friends & Grandpa's advice and they LOVE her and have her best interests at heart) and refuses to take responsibility like an ADULT for her own poor choices. Who needs that mess for a spouse? Run Jack, she will forever doubt you & will make you miserable! I swear Emma has the mentality of an insecure 14 year old. ***DO --NOT-- BOTHER WASTING YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK!!!*** It was free and I feel ripped off. I won't read anything else from this series or author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emma was too immature and Jack was way more patient than humanly possible. She sure didn't have any trouble having random sex though. Just ugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the friendships and the falling in love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
keh1 More than 1 year ago
It was better written than I expected. The girl was a little whiney, but they usually are. Actually interested in reading more in the series. But then again, my Nook just quit working, so probably won't be able to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The shared history among the characters is what made this book so special. I also loved Jack, and his patience with and support of Emma. Where can I find a guy like that? The setting is a lovely place I'd like to visit! Although I found Emma likeable and a sympathetic character, she was not very believeable. I understand she'd lost her parents at a young age, but she had loving grandparents and an aunt nearby to take her in and give her love. She made wonderful, supportive, loving friends. She should have healed from that loss as a child, years before she met her worthless husband. As the husband was so worthless, it didn't make sense to me that she would group him in as one more loss she had suffered. Ok, so I can see that he made her slow to trust again, and very suspicious of anything that looked like cheating in her partner. But many people have had failed marriages, and they get past it and don't automatically think every guy is a cheat. This was especially odd to me, when Emma grew up with loving grandparents who had a good marriage. Emma clearly was in bad need of counseling, and the ending was too quick and unbelieveable considering her issues all dissolved in a second for no particular reason that I could see. In real life someone with such deeply entrenched hangups would need major counseling, or would have her issues continue until they destroyed the relationship. Why didn't one of those good friends recommend counseling, instead of delicately talking Emma through things like she was still emotionally a child (which she was- its like she never matured past the age she was when her parents died)?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago