Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: New Adult | Suitable for all ages
Four Best Friends. Four Love Stories. Just One Summer.
Four college girls, best friends since childhood, have found one constant in their ever-changing lives--summer. Every June the girls choose a destination to reconnect, only this summer is different. This year, each one must face life's challenges on her own, overcome fear and failure, and learn the beauty of falling in love for the first time.
A Summer Remade by Nicole Deese
Joss Sanders needs an escape, a reminder of a sweeter, simpler, and steadier time. Only her family's cabin isn't exactly how she remembered it as a child, and neither is the charming boy who lives next door. Change is everywhere. If Joss doesn't stop living in the past, she just might miss the promise in her future.
Waves of Summer by Tammy L. Gray
Sydney Andrews wants nothing more than to get away from a controlling ex-boyfriend, find some clarity and enjoy a drama-free vacation. But nothing in Sydney's life is ever that easy. Especially when the sexy bartender she meets at her mother's wedding wants more than just her friendship. He wants the girl she's forgotten how to be.
A Painted Summer by Amy Matayo
Darby Sparks has lived a very sheltered life. A homeschool graduate, a small town resident, and the only child of two over-protective parents. But she's had enough. She wants to see the world and chase her dreams, and that's just what she does...until she runs out of money. With limited options, Darby finds herself working for dangerously hot Lennon Dixon, the owner of a downtown Los Angeles tattoo parlor. To call the job unfamiliar is the world's biggest understatement. And to call her attraction to Lennon unexpected is a very close second.
Wild Heart Summer by Jenny B. Jones
Twenty-one year old Avery Crawford has had to fight for everything in her life, and this summer is no exception. When her culinary internship in a chic restaurant falls through at the last minute, she gets an unexpected offer to work on a dude ranch in the quaint town of Sugar Creek. While Avery's up to her apron in cattle drives, trail rides, and kitchen duty, the cute ranch manager Owen Jackson is determined to sweep her off her feet. Just as Avery finds herself unable to resist Owen's Southern charm, her own family secrets begin to unravel, pushing her away from the ranch--and the love of one handsome cowboy.
** Just One Summer is a collection of four 25,000 word novellas. (approx. 400 pages)
*eARC provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review*
Fun, Flirty and Full of Swoon!
What I Liked: Each of these stories has it's own unique character, wit and charm, and comes fully equipped with a pull-on-your-heartstrings romance. And kissing. Because you can never have too much kissing. I enjoyed the friendship aspect too. All of the girls are connected, but they each had their own story to tell.
As far as New Adult goes, this is perfect for readers who prefer their romance on the lighter side OR for those previously hesitant to dip their toes into the New Adult pool. Feel free to cannonball right into this one!
What Left Me Wanting More: I could read a full length novel about Owen. Because cowboys.
Final Verdict: Makes for a great summer read!
~ GIVEAWAY ~
One Winner will receive and eBook/Kindle copy of JUST ONE SUMMER: A ROMANCE NOVELLA COLLECTION