Paperback: 306 pages
A summer beach party with rock stars is every young girl's dream. Having one of the band members fall in love with you is even better. Summers end, however, and sometimes the romances started during them do also. Laura spent the next ten years taking care of her grandmother and thinking every day of that summer. Now she has the chance to come face-to-face with the man who broke her heart. She has a surprise for him he'd never imagined-but in the end, Laura may get the biggest surprise of all.
I rarely read books of this length that can stay strong on dialogue, but Lyn McMonigal has mastered that aspect of writing perfectly. That isn't all she's mastered. The storyline was not your usual "sweet" romance, yet it touched my heart with with the tenderness of a butterfly kiss. I can't help but feel Ms. McMonigal has herself experienced the wonders of a first-time love that stays with you forever. She writes with the emotion of one who has been there.
Summertime will warm your soul and make you believe in the magic of romance. This is a book that all women can enjoy--but I dare say quite a few men will also, even if they won't admit it! If you read only one book this summer, let it be Summertime--and the warmth will carry you through the coldest days of the winter.
Summertime earns a perfect rainbow on the Rainbow Scale.
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