The Summer House: A gorgeous feel good romance that will have you hooked

The Summer House: A gorgeous feel good romance that will have you hooked

by Jenny Hale


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ISBN-13: 9781786812056
Publisher: StoryFire LTD
Publication date: 06/09/2017
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 116,704
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.59(d)

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The Summer House: A gorgeous feel good romance that will have you hooked 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Liinareads More than 1 year ago
Callie and her friend Olivia decided to buy and restore the cottage across from Olivia’s grandmother Gladys. They want to open a bed and breakfast by the late summer and therefore they have a lot of work to do before that. Callie and Olivia are both focused on work and didn’t have romance in mind, but life had other plans and Callie’s path collides with a local millionaire Luke. She’s a bit hesitant, but the time she spend with Luke showed that he’s way more than a playboy with a lot of money. The more time they spend together, the more they get to know each other and feel the connection they haven’t felt before. Like usually in life, everything can’t go only smoothly and when an old diary is found in the cottage, it brings an old secret to the surface, a secret that can and is going to change a lot for some people. Another wonderful novel by Jenny Hale, it was a great summery beach read. It had all the good elements-great location, wonderful characters, sweet romance and of course the secrets and intrigues entwined into the story. All in all it was a magnificent story to read, especially during the summer!
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
A Great Summer Read Callie Weaver and her best friend Olivia Dixon are starting over. With Olivia's son in tow, they have purchased a large beach house and are renovating to open as a bed and breakfast on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Callie and Olivia are doing a lot of work themselves so the last thing they have time for is a relationship. The timing does not always work as planned. When Callie runs into Luke Sullivan (rich, heartthrob playboy), something happens to both of them. As they tentatively begin to get to know one another, life gets in the way. While Callie and Olivia are working on the house they stumble across an old diary and a lock box belonging to the previous owner and her brother. When Callie starts to read the diary and looks at the contents of the lockbox, secrets emerge. Secrets that could derail her new relationship. If that is not enough, a hurricane is moving in to the Outer Banks and they are forced to evacuate. Will the Bed And Breakfast survive? Will Callie and Luke's new relationship survive? What will the secrets mean to the other residents of The Waves. The Summer House by Jenny Hale is a great summer read. I loved the story. This was more than girl meets rich handsome playboy. There was a whole story behind both Luke and Callie. His family was likable and very real. I loved Olivia and her son Wyatt. They were a very important part of the story as well. The setting was amazing. The descriptions of the island, the Sullivan home and even the Hurricane and its aftermath were so real, I could picture it all. Yes there is romance, yes there are some happy endings, yes there is also drama and major decisions to be made. Overall, a good story that I have come to expect from Jenny Hale. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
What a delightful cover to entice the reader into The Summer House. If you are looking for a feel-good, summer story with a splash of mystery then this will do you nicely. Callie and Olivia have been friends for ever and now they are about to embark on their dream of buying, renovating and opening a guest house, situated on the stunning Outer Banks. They need to buckle down and work their little socks off in order to get it up to scratch and suitable for the grand opening. I really liked these two women, they aren’t afraid of hard work and can sense their potential. Olivia has a young son Wyatt and she balances motherhood and work with the help of Callie and her grandmother Gladys. Callie’s own family life is a bit battered around the edges and this has made her rather introverted .. she certainly won’t suffer fools and has built a protective wall around her heart. However like all good romance stories she soon spots a dishy guy .. Luke appealed to me immediately, yet another ‘book boyfriend’ to make me swoon. As we unravel his personality and circumstances he could do no wrong in my eyes! This is a book on several levels all intertwined to make a compelling read. While they are busy working on the house preparations Callie discovers a diary that will turn the world of someone close to her upside down based on her decision of whether to disclose it or not. I felt her turmoil and suffered her pain .. this was beautifully written and really plays on the readers emotions. If you absorb yourself in this book you can feel the breeze, smell the sea air, have the texture of sand between your toes, what more could you ask for? Perfection between the pages, this is a book that will entertain, make you smile and cry and leave a pleasant satisfaction at the end. I highly recommend. Jenny has an ability to write descriptively and with such sweet charm. Many thanks to Kim and Bookouture for inviting me to take place on the tour and to Netgalley for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
The perfect beach read! A nice well written easy story with well developed characters and a great pace that's perfect for relaxing. Needing changes in their lives Callie and her best friend Olivia decide now is the time to buy, renovate, and open the B&B they've been dreaming about since they were kids vacationing on the outer banks. The last thing Callie has time for is a new romance but for Luke Sullivan making the time seems well worth it. The paparazzi may have painted him as an uncaring playboy but that's not the man Callie has gotten to know. Just when things seem to be going well Callie stumbles upon an old journal that contains secrets that could threaten not only her relationship with Luke but Luke's happiness. I highly recommend this one.