Review: Summer of Love by Sophie Pembroke

Posted November 26, 2013 by Amanda in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Review: Summer of Love by Sophie PembrokeSummer of Love by Sophie Pembroke
Published by Lyrical Press on October 2nd 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 156 pages
Format: eARC

It's only a summer fling...

Boutique jewelry designer Lily Thomas knows hating the boring ring her fiance gave her isn't a good enough reason to end a seven-year relationship. Especially when settling down with Edward is the only thing she's ever done right in the eyes of her mother--and her hometown. Besides, everyone else seems to be getting married: Lily's best friend Cora, her cousin, her friends from work. So why not Lily?

But when Alex Harper, Lily's high school crush, moves back to Felinfach, he shows her exactly why. She can't pretend to be someone she's not just to keep her fiance happy. It's a terrible way to start a marriage, and a terrible way to live. Lily calls off her engagement, but she still needs a date to all the weddings crowding her summer calendar.

Conveniently, Alex has a few weddings to attend as well. They agree to be wedding buddies, and soon the whole town is talking about them. If everyone's going to talk anyway, why shouldn't Lily and Alex make the most of it? As long as they both know it's only a summer fling...

CONTENT WARNING: May induce desire for pretty jewelry... A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance

Lily Thomas, a boutique jewelry designer, is a bit confused. She has been with her fiance, Edward, for so long that they should get married…right? It is the next logical step and her mother would be happy with the match. But Lily can’t go through with it. Thank goodness!

I wondered, just like Alex Harper, why had she wasted so much time on Edward?

So, Lily class off the engagement but, it seems like everyone in her life is getting married, and she will need a date to all the events.

Enter, Alex Harper, an old friend and crush who has just returned to their home town. He also has weddings to attend and he agrees to be go along with her. It isn’t long before romance builds between the two friends.

This was a smoothly written book and the first I’ve read of this author. The characters were interesting, Lily’s best friend may have been my favorite. I liked Alex and Lily, but I just didn’t connect on an emotional level with them. I also found the plot a predictable, I saw the twists coming a mile away. However, it did have a nice flow. I would have liked more depth to the characters and their love.

Overall, it was an easy and quick read. I would recommend this book to lovers of contemporary romance.

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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
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