June 15, 2012

Loving Summer(Loving Summer #1) by Kailin Gow

Hi guys! Today I'm participating in the blog tour for Loving Summer by Kailin Gow. I've been a fan of Miss Kailin since the Pulse series, (which I really need to finish) so I was super excited when I got on this tour. *Squee!* Wish me luck, guys. :)


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.

My Thoughts/Review:

This book was so sweet. I don't think that Summer really has any idea what she wants, but at least she doesn't want everything, or everybody. Here we have the non-dreaded love triangle. (Love Square? Hmm.) Summer's character was pretty good, because she was just really a sweetheart. She wants everybody to get along, and enjoy each other. She's a happy medium, if you will.

Drew is definitely my favorite love interest. He's sweet, but cocky, and he just isn't afraid to say what he feels. Nat though, he just makes me angry. He wants what he can't have. If he can have it, he loses interest immediately. That just kills me. Astor was alright, but just a bit too.....flawless. You can't be with someone who's perfect. That would be scary. Insanely Scary. Let's not go there, shall we?

I have one little thing about this book that miffed me: the beginning seemed a little rushed. It took me two chapters before it started to slow down, and then I was like, 'Yes! The real story starts!' So, that being said, I really enjoyed the little changes throughout the story. Especially Drew's Point of View. He knew exactly what he wanted, and he knew that he was going to have to change to get it. But it didn't stop him.

Yep, I fell in love with Drew. Can't you tell? He's just such a sweetheart, even though he was kind of a player in the beginning. He got over that pretty quickly once he met/re-met Summer. Ten points for him. Back to Summer. She was very interesting, because she dates one guy, wants another, and is friends with the other. But she's willing to try and love the one that she's dating. I wonder. And she doesn't seem to be very vain, or anything like that.

To be honest, I don't think that she knows why all those boys seem to want her. She's clueless. And naive. But for her, it really seems to work. She's not stupid, she's just .....innocent. And she's so sweet, that it completely makes the book sweet. Good thing or not? I can't decide but lets go with the first one. ^.^

So, all in all, it was a light summer read that I enjoyed a lot.

Favorite Quote:
He leans forward, wiping that tear from before, and I realize how lucky I am right then. Drew isn't the little boy he was, but he's there for me. Nat will be too, even if it isn't the way I want, and Rachel is the closest friend I've ever had. Maybe that will be enough to deal with the fact that the guy I've cared about all these years wants someone else. Maybe.

*Author Bio*

Kailin Gow is the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of over 100 distinct books which includes the Desire Series, PULSE, Wicked Woods, and the Frost Series. She has been professionally published since 2001. She was one of the first authors for young readers to write books for girls with supernatural elements. Her first book series about extraordinary girls guided by an angel in 2001, was a success, selling thousands of print copies in days, and inspiring girl book clubs around the U.S. In 2003, she came out with more series, including The Fairy Rose Chronicles, about fairies in Feyland. Her books have been recommended by PBS Kids, US Mental Health Association, the PTA, and homeschooling associations in the United States.

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