Welcome to my stop on the Loving Summer Tour sponsored by SupaGurl Tours. Kailin Gow, author of Loving Summer, is also running a big promotion with this book. Included in the Loving Summer Kindle Version is a full-length Loving Summer Healthy Recipes Cookbook written by Kailin Gow. This cookbook will also be released and sold separately, valued at $9.99. In addition, for anyone who purchases a copy of Loving Summer from Amazon.com, they can get a chance to win one of Kailin's gently used Coach Bags, signed by Kailin and valued at $500.
I am also going to be giving away an ARC of Loving Summer, signed by Kailin Gow (US/Canada), so be sure to enter below. You can visit the other stops on the tour here.
by Kailin Gow
Published May 28, 2012 by theEdgebooks.com
Source: ARC provided by author for review
Loving Summer by Kailin Gow is a YA Contemporary Romance with an edge.
After not having seen childhood family friends, Rachel and her brothers Nathaniel and Drew in three years, sixteen year old Summer Jones, who has always spent her summers with the Donovans at her Aunt Sookie's Malibu beach house, discovers there is more to her long-time crush on one of the Donovan brothers this summer than meets the eye, especially when Astor Fairway, the handsome television star taking her aunt's acting coaching sessions, notices her. This summer, the summer she is noticed, would be the summer no one could forget.
My Thoughts: I really loved this book. It is the perfect summer read. Nat, Drew, and Rachel Donovan are spending the summer with their childhood friend, Summer Jones, who they haven't seen in three years, and a lot has changed in those three years...they have all grown up. Summer is no longer the 13-year-old with braces, Drew is the star football player and is totally hot, and Nathaniel is pretty hot himself. As they reunite at Summer's Aunt Sookie's Malibu beach house, they not only rekindle their childhood friendship, but their relationships take a turn in a new direction. Summer now not only has the attention of the Donovan boys, but also of Astor Fairway, the handsome television star, and suddenly her life is more complicated than she ever dreamed.
This is a great contemporary romance. I really liked Summer. She is really sweet and has everyone's best interest at heart. She doesn't want to hurt anyone, which makes trying to decide which guy she wants that much harder, especially when she really loves them all. Even though the characters are all young, they are very responsible, and when Aunt Sookie becomes ill, they all pitch in to do whatever they can to help. Even in the midst of tragedy, they find their friendships strengthening. This is a fun and enjoyable YA romance, but the characters also face issues like divorce, depression, suicide, and the death of a loved one. As for the three hotties, Drew, Astor, and Nat, I am team Drew all the way. He is absolutely yummy. I am looking forward to the second book in the Loving Summer Series to see where Kailin Gow takes the story from here. This is the first book I have read by Kailin Gow, and I am really looking forward to checking out more of her books. If you love contemporary romance, then this is a really enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend it.
About the Author: Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books, with the majority of them for young adults. Her most popular series are: The Frost Series, PULSE Series, Desire Series, Wicked Woods, Steampunk Scarlett Novels, and more. A full-time author, she is also a producer, having worked in radio, television, and film. She grew up in Southern California, lived in Texas and England, and had traveled extensively around the world.
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