Friday, November 9, 2012

Blog Tour: Loving Summer by Kailin Gow ♥ Review

Loving Summer by Kailin Gow
Loving Summer (Loving Summer, #1)Release Date: May 28, 2012
Format: ebook
Series: Loving Summer #1
Source: Gifted for blog tour
Description from Goodreads:
Library of Congress Short Description:

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.

Publisher's Marketing Copy:

Summer has always looked forward to spending her summers at her Aunt's beach house with the Donovans. To her, summers at Aunt Sookie's beach house was magical, especially getting to spend time with the Donovans - her best friend Rachel and Rachel's brothers Nathaniel, and Drew. Here at Aunt Sookie's beach house, they can be anyone and anything they dreamed. For Summer, she had always wished to become as pretty as Rachel and for her brothers to think of her as more than Rachel's friend. For Nat and Drew, summers at Aunt Sookie's beach house meant fun and escape, a place where they go to with their mom and sister for the summer, away from city life. They never thought this summer would be different. They never thought things would change as much as they did...and it all began with them falling for and loving Summer.

Loving Summer by Kailin Gow. This is the first Kailin Gow book that I've read--though I've heard lots about her books--and it definitely left me wanting to read more of her writing.

Loving Summer is essentially a love story--or a piece of a love story, since this is the first in a trilogy--with some family issues thrown in. It is incredibly sweet and a very fast read. This is a really good book to read when you want to just fly through something. It makes you think a little, but not so much that it brings down the easiness of the read.

Character Rundown:
Summer: Summer is the girl this whole trilogy is based around. I mean, honestly, her name's in te title. I don't think she's all that magnificent, though. I mean, she's a cool girl and all, but I don't see why everyone fawns all over her. And her little hang-up on Nat makes me want to slap her. Sorry, but it's true. I liked her around Astor, though.

Nat: I want to slap him. Leave the poor girl alone and quit confusing her. That is all there is to him--he jumps in, messes with Summer's mind, then backs away again to be gone until he decides to come around again. Not. Cool.

Astor: I liked Astor. I have a feeling this poor guy's going to get his heart broken, though. That's not a spoiler, that's a prediction. I enjoyed his and Summer's moments together and he's so nice! I relaly like him.

Drew: Drew!! I am Team Drew forever and ever. I love everything about him except his little man-whore tendency. He's so incredibly sweet. And so obviously the sweetheart of this book. I hope this trilogy defies the norm and actually makes the sweetheart love interest win. Becasue he cares about Summer the most and I vote Drew all the way.

Other characters: Rachel, the best friend. She was okay, I guess. I was more caught up in the fact that there were three love interests when I was expecting two. Aunt Sookie. This poor woman. That's all I'm going to say, at risk of spoiling.

The plot. As I said, this was a fast read, but there wasn't really much that I wasn't expecting. Or, if I wasn't expecting it, it wasn't too surprising anyway. This book makes big on the sweetness of it, not the surprises., which was fine for me. We all need a cute read every now and then.

The sweetness. I just said that this book is made of sweetness, like, two seconds ago, but I'll repeat in case you missed it: THIS BOOK? IS SWEETNESS PERSONIFIED. Lots of little bits of angst. There are three boys instead of two. If you're looking for a sweet read, this book is for you.

The ending. What would the first book in a trilogy be if it didn't end with something that made me want to read the next one ASAP? Because I do. Grrrr...

Overall, this book is sweet. And cute. If you're looking for a cute and sweet read, In suggest you give Loving Summer a go.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting read!


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