Summer nights and star-crossed lovers! From USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.
Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details.
I didn’t know he was a rock star.
I didn’t know his real name.
Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.
And I sure never expected to see him again.
Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.
John AKA "Jonas" is happy to go back to his special summer place. He cannot help but think back to the person who made it so wonderful for him. She was a good friend, a fine cook, and an amazing woman. Then he sees Kira and thinks he may be imagining things.
Kira has hidden so much from Jonas. She did not know how to get a hold of him at first, and then time just passed. Now she is uncertain they can find common ground. Then he kisses her and her body remembers.....
Starting off with a bang, so to speak, this new story left me breathless and satisfied at the same time. These characters were complex. Their story was heartfelt. I honestly cannot wait for the next installment in the new Hush Note series. I give this book a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
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Jan is reuniting with her “vacation friends” she and her ex-boyfriend Marcus hooked up with five years ago. They are rich and travel in much more affluent circles than her and Marcus, but Jan wants to recapture the fun. Except, was it as fun as she remembers?
Oh, for fuck’s sake. Jan is unlikeable, but the other two couples are worse. Well, ok, one of them is okay. I don’t remember her name, but she is the actress. The rest are terrible. Marcus is a decent guy. Jan is pathetic, but at least she knows she is. She comes through in the end, but otherwise, gugh.
Now for the writing. No. It’s awful.
The plot. Could have been really something, but the characters and the writing drag it down into the Pit of Despair.
There are current scenes and flashback scenes until it’s all current events. If the writing was better this could have worked out, but as it is, it’s annoying.
And as a final word, good lord, can these characters drink or what? Why would anyone think it’s fun to do nothing but drink? Especially when you’re vacationing in such a gorgeous spot as Crete? No. Just, no.
All-in-all I do not recommend this book.
Please, don't take my rating too seriously. I am not sure what is going on myself .. he-he.
I liked it enough to give 4 stars, which is surprising, considering the amount of sex scenes (not a big fan) and the ending (felt kind of unfinished, not a big fan either). But on the whole, I think I liked it enough for 4 stars, so I am sticking with it.