Summer Girl

Summer Girl

by A. S. Green

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ISBN-13: 9781682812747
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 410
Sales rank: 671,861
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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Summer Girl 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story!
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Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Katherine has her life all planned out: she will marry her best friend, become a lawyer, and complete an summer internship that will allow her to spend time with Andrew. Everything is on track until she finds out that her mother spent over half of her trust fun in an attempt to keep up appearances after Katherine's father left. She is forced to find a summer job that will cover her cost for her final year in school and her search lead to the small island town of Little Bear. There she is met by a giant dog, a little town unused to strangers, and a handsome musician/ferry operator. Bennett is drawn to Katherine and they become friends. Eventually, they hook up and Katherine begins to question her life decisions/relationship with Andrew. Bennett is keeping a big secret and Katherine is still torn between her planned future and her feelings for Bennett. I really liked this book and was instantly drawn to the story. I liked both main characters and while it had a little more angst than i normally like, i definitely recommend this book to fans of the New Adult genre. I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Musings_of_Madjy More than 1 year ago
I'm a bit torn with this one. I liked the romance, and really liked Katherine and Bennet together, and the setting of Little Bear and it's (sometimes quirky) inhabitants was wonderful. But Katherine's character annoyed me for a bit, especially her obsession with Andrew. I just couldn't understand what exactly she saw in him. And I liked the hero, Bennet, but didn't necessarily get to know him that well. I really, really enjoyed the middle 3rd of this. Bennet and Katherine exploring Little Bear, Katherine making friends, the bond growing between the two of them... And the dogs. Seriously, loved the dogs! Which, coupled with the sort of strange drama that seemed to come from nowhere, sort of ruined things for me when Sam and the bear meet their ends. It was incredibly depressing and honestly felt needless. Their deaths added nothing to the story but sadness. The way Katherine is towards Andrew even at the end was also disappointing. He has proven himself to not be much of a friend, yet she continues to act like he is her best friend. He is a VERY unlikable character throughout. I felt that the first 1/3 was good, the middle 1/3 was great, and the last 1/3 was okay. There were some great suspenseful moments, like the near-drowning and the bear at the beginning, which I liked, but I feel like the part near the end was over-the-top and things really shifted right before the Summer Fest. So, I liked this and would recommend it, but Dog Lovers be warned! :) I received a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.com for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.
bookobsessedmomma More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book from start to finish! If you are a lover of NA books, you will devour this story from start to finish! I enjoyed the characters and I look forward to reading more by this author in the future!! 4 stars from me.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Escaping to an island to find herself - can she also find love? When she discovers her mother has used a significant amount of the trust fund money supposed to finance her next year of studying to pay part of their mortgage, Katherine D'Arcy has to abandon her intern plans and get a job, quickly! She's lucky enough to find one on, courtesy of her friend, and it will entail moving to Little Bear Island house sitting for the summer and the earnings will more than cover the missing money. When she gets to the island she finds much more than she'd anticipated, including the opportunity her friend had talked about for her to find out more about what she actually wanted from life rather than spending her life trying to meet the expectations of her Mum and her best friend. As Katy gets to know the people on the island her outlook, expectations and relationships all undergo significant changes - especially as she develops a relationship with Bennett who has worked for the ferry company for two years but still feels an outsider. He resents that she seems to be more easily accepted into the community but then falls for her himself - which also helps get him more accepted, too. However he is keeping a secret, a very relevant secret and one which, when Katy discovers it, could end their possible HEA..... This is a highly enjoyable read with surprises being uncovered along the way, ensuring this is no smooth road to romance! The characters are well portrayed and the development of Katy's relationships with the islanders and Bennet are appropriately paced. There are plenty of twists and turns on their journey to ensure this is an engaging story which has the reader just hoping things will work out well in the end! I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
summer girl, is a sweet (and sexy) new adult romance by a.s. green. told in the alternating(ish) viewpoints of our two leads, katherine d'arcy and bennet whose last name is kind of a spoiler so i won't say it here. katherine is a list-maker, a planner, someone who needs to control her emotions and her surroundings to feel safe. she has deep-seated abandonment issues and is trapped in a platonic relationship with her best friend, andrew mason, who she happens to think she is madly in love with. when their summer plans are derailed by her mother, katherine finds herself as a caretaker to a decomissioned lighthouse on little bear island in the middle of lake superior. there she meets bennet, the replacement ferry driver and other than katherine the most recent newcomer to the island. bennet is an aspiring songwriter, but since moving to the island he's been in a rut. his agent in l.a. wants him to try moving to nashville, especially if no new songs are forthcoming. bennet has a fraught relationship with his family, disowned by his parents when he chose to follow his musical dreams over staying and fulfilling the future they'd planned out for him. when katherine and bennet meet there are instant sparks, something that confuses katherine because she's been in love with andrew for so long. but they can't stay away from each other. and the relationship deepens quickly and as bennet pushes katherine further out of her comfort zone, the more confident and true to herself she feels. she discovers the future she and andrew had mapped out isn't actually a future that appeals to her. and starts to make changes to her life and her plans with bennet's encouragement. the misunderstandings when they happen all center around andrew. to get into the crux of the issues would spoil the plot a bit, but they provide a reasonable bit of drama and uncertainty, but aren't so overwhelming that you ever believe these two won't get their happy ending. bennet tends to call katherine, d'arcy. in part as a call back to pride & prejudice. it's a bit strange to hear a guy making the austen connection, but other than the names this wasn't meant to be a p&p retelling, which honestly i think is a good thing, even though i do love me some jane austen. all in all this is an enjoyable summery new adult romance. **summer girl is scheduled to publish on august 8, 2016. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (embrace) in exchange for my honest review.
SweetSexyEscape More than 1 year ago
Wow, just wow! This book was amazing and is totally big screen worthy. I absolutely loved this book & I couldn't put it down. I rank this book right up there with Nicholas Sparks. Sometimes our childhood affects who we are as adults and the choices we make...Kathrine has her whole life planned out in perfect order until the unexpected happens. This book will take you through her journey to get outside of her comfort zone. That's when she takes a summer job on a little island. It is there that she truly starts to find herself and live on the edge just a little and she meets Bennet on the ferry to the island and everything for Kathrine begins to change. This book takes you through all the twists and turns and even a few surprises along the way. I look forward to reading more from A.S. Green & can't wait to tell everyone I know to read this book!
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
Sometimes, it only takes one summer to change your life… Katherine is obsessed with order and planning. She’s determined to finish college and go on to law school. All of this, along with her summer internship, will bring her and her best friend Andrew together, where they belong. Until she finds out that her mother spent almost ten thousand dollars of her college money. Her friend, Macie, convinces her to take a summer job on an island taking care of the lighthouse. The pay is more than she needs to finish her last year of school. Katherine takes the job as the new Summer Girl so she can get her life back on track. Bennet left his affluent family to follow his dream of being a musician. His journey brought him to Little Bear Island, working as a ferry driver to make ends meet. He isn’t interested in getting to know the new Summer Girl. He’s only driving the ferry to fill in for a sick member of the crew and then he’s off to Nashville or LA or somewhere where music can be his main focus. He knows that Katherine is destined for the country club at their first meeting and he already left the life behind. This story was slow to start but once Katherine got the island, I was pulled in and couldn’t stop reading. Katherine’s OCD and super planning was pretty funny. A little time away from Andrew and Katherine became her own person and realized she needs to set her own path. Bennet is thoughtful and sensitive but also willing to give Katherine the push to realize that she needs to have her own dreams. He gave her the space to find out who she is. There were parts of this story that brought me to tears and some that had me laughing out loud. This was my first book by this author but it definitely won’t be the last. *I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved this one!! The writing was fantastic and the characters grabbed my attention immediately. It was fun to watch Katherine evolve from the very dependent, rigid girl we first meet in the story to the more relaxed, fun loving Katherine she truly is. She arrived in the island town of Little Bear just wanting to put in her time, get paid, and get back to her real life. Never did she expect what the summer had in store for her. A couple of dogs, some really good friends, and a very sexy guy turn her world upside down. For Bennett, having Katherine show up in Little Bear is a godsend and a curse all at once. He's been hiding out there for a while trying to write his music but nothing would come. Not until Katherine. Now he's writing some of his best music. Too bad Katherine seems to come from a world he left behind long ago and has no interest in returning to. As the summer rolls along and these two become close Bennett knows he needs to tell Katherine about his real identity but will the truth send her running home??? This is definitely a book I recommend.
RomanceNovelGiveaways More than 1 year ago
If you like NA romance, you will LOVE this book! New Adult romance usually isn't my first choice. But holy cow, I was SUCKED IN to this book. Couldn't put it down! The story moved at a perfect pace, and A.S. Did a fantastic job of keeping me sucked in by dropping little hints about a huge mystery that I couldn't wait to see solved! I loved Katherine. Her inner monologues gave me some good chuckles, and I enjoyed watching her grow as a person throughout the book. And Bennet. Oh my gosh. You WILL dump your current book boyfriend for Bennet. Thoughtful, wise, tough yet sensitive. And HOT. Let's not forget that attribute! I was almost in tears at a couple parts, and again, the suspense of finding out about the mystery and how everything would turn out in the end made this story absolutely enthralling. I thought the final scene could have had a little more of a "POW!" moment, but I have absolutely zero complaints about this book! A.S. Is incredibly talented, and I can't wait to read more of her books! ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katherine is living a life scripted by everyone except herself. Scripted by her Mother and by her secret pretend boyfriend Andrew. After a shortage of funds for her last year of college arises she takes a job as a lighthouse keeper for the summer. Thus begins the journey of finding herself and possibly finding the love of her life.