I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Summer Is for Lovers by Jennifer McQuiston
Also in this series: What Happens in Scotland, Moonlight On My Mind
Series: Second Sons #2
Published by Avon on September 24th 2013
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
His heart is unavailable.Luckily, her interest lies in the rest of him…
Though she was just a girl when they first met, Caroline Tolbertson’s infatuation with David Cameron remains undimmed. Now fate has brought the handsome Scotsman back to Brighton for what promises to be an unforgettable summer. Soon, Caroline will have to choose a husband, but for now she is free to indulge her curiosity in things of a passionate nature.
That is, if David will agree to teach her.
Past mistakes have convinced David he’ll make a terrible husband, though he’ll gladly help the unconventional Caroline find a suitor. Unfortunately, she has something more scandalous in mind. As the contenders for her hand begin to line up, her future seems assured…provided David can do the honorable thing and let them have her.
When a spirited young woman is determined to break Society's rules, al a gentleman can do is lend a hand…or more.
When David and Caroline first meet, Caroline saves David’s life in the ocean. And from that first meeting when they were young, a spark of interest flared. But then David returned to his life in the military, and Caroline went back to her family trying to support and anchor them with her fathers recent passing. Now its been eleven years later, and Caroline is a young woman trying to find a husband. The finances are running low and she knows her sister won’t be able to find a young man soon with her problem stuttering around others. So Caroline knows that it is up to her. Then one evening, while out swimming, her favorite past time, she runs into David again, and that spark of interest flares into heat and desire. David has no interest in marriage, but his mother is practically forcing him into it. He knows that he will need to find a young woman with a decent dowry. As the second son, he knows that he will need to be able to provide. He comes to Brighton for his mothers sake. But when he runs into Caroline again, he knows he is in deep trouble. Caroline is temptation and seduction and beauty all rolled into one. Even though David and Caroline have come to a agreement to just be friends, there is a flaring desire that can’t be denied, and soon they will have to decide what is really important and if the connection they have is worth fighting for.
Summer Is For Lovers really shocked me in how much I enjoyed it. I went into the story thinking, well I hope it will be a comfortable and easy read, and I was completely blown away by this wonderful depicted story that warmed me inside out. The first book I read from this author was What Happens In Scotland, which was a very enjoyable story, but there was some things I didn’t like in the story. Now this book however, I had no issues with at all. I pretty much loved every aspect of this book and that is a rare occurrence. I read it in a couple of hours, and “sigh”, this was charming and delectable through and through.
The story sets off with these two meeting with Caroline saving David’s life. Don’t you just love a strong willed heroine from the beginning? The way the author begins the story, it comes off as very believable and you are completely drawn into the story from the beginning. Then they meet again and boy you might need a fan to cool down the flames. These two definitely know how to heat a room, but its not over kill, especially for the setting and the kind of plot you see here. It definitely felt well balanced and had a consistency to it that I have admired from this author so far. There is a little conflict here, with Caroline wanting to be with David and David resisting his growing feelings for her. I enjoyed the aspect of Caroline being a obsessive swimmer here, it added a certain feel to the story that felt open and fresh. It was very invigorating at times reading through this book, and I almost felt as if I could feel the breeze on my skin and the water soaking me all the way through. The vivid pictures portrayed was a delight and I couldn’t get enough of it.
Summer is For Lovers is a beautifully written tale that is perfect on a breezy afternoon. This author writes a charming romance to send tingles down your spine and sizzle the cold away. FABULOUS!!!