Loving Summer by Kailin Gow

Loving Summer by Kailin Gow

Release Date: May 28, 2012
Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com
Series: Loving Summer, Book 1
Rated: YA 14+
Format: eBook
Source: SupaGurl Books (for Blog Tour)
Buy: Amazon

After not having seen childhood family friends, Rachel and her brothers Nathaniel and Drew in three years, sixteen year old Summer Jones, who has always spent her summers with the Donovans at her Aunt Sookie's Malibu beach house, discovers there is more to her long-time 
crush on one of the Donovan brothers this summer than meets the eye, especially when Astor Fairway, the handsome television star taking her aunt's acting coaching sessions, notices her. 
This summer, the summer she is noticed, would be the summer no one could forget.

Another perfect summer read!

I've been reading them by the dozen, all of them excellent, and Loving Summer is definitely one NOT to miss! I jumped at the chance to be apart of this blog tour. Why? Well, for starters, Kailin Gow's books have caught my attention for AGES and I've never been able to get my hands on one uptil now. Another reason: the cover. GOR. GE. OUS. Love it! And it totally made me curious as to who she'd end up with.
I found a lot of similarities to other "summery" books, one example being the Summer trilogy by Jenny Han. There's the whole love triangle thing...although it's a one girl with three guys instead of the two. Totally spices up the story!

I liked Summer. I didn't LOVE her, but she's likeable, and I enjoyed hearing her part of the story. From the slight switch in perspectives, while it was interesting to hear from Drew, the main story definitely did come from Summer (hence the title!). I just wish that Rachel had a bigger role though– she's one character I'd have DEFINITELY liked to know better.
And now, the part which will definitely perk up your interest: the love triangle/square... thing. Boy no. 1) Astor. Definitely like him. Charming, sweet and did I mention movie star? *swoon*. Boy no. 2) Drew. "Bad Boy", yet has a softer side. Don't they always? Love him though– he really does change during the book. and Boy no. 3) Nat. The boy Summer has always loved (sounds like Belly and Conrad, huh?), yet it's really complicated. This has to be the most complicated love triangle-square I've ever read about. Because just when you think Summer's going to fall for one or the other, it always changes! I can't wait to find out who the final one is though...I'm on Team Drew so far :D

Loving Summer is the summer full of friendship, love and heartbreak. I loved this story, and can't wait to find out more in the sequel, Perfect Summer, and of course, who Summer ends up with!

**Thank you so much to SupaGirl Books for making me apart of the tour and sending Loving Summer for review**


Included in Loving Summer's Kindle version is a full-length Loving Summer Healthy Summer Recipes Cookbook written by Kailin Gow, and will be released as a seperate book valued at $9.99

PLUS, anyone who purchases a copy of Loving Summer from Amazon.com (HERE), they get a chance to win Kailin's gently used Coach Bag SIGNED by her, valued at $500!!

So what are you waiting for? GO GO GO!

If you like this, try...

  • The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han ◆ Goodreads
  • Being Friends with Boys by Tera Elan McVoy Goodreads
  • The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland Goodreads

Check out the rest of the Blog Tour!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, I'm definitely going to have to add this one to my TBR now. I've also been reading tons of summery time books, and want to read more!! I love how there's not a love triangle, but a love square. That alone makes me want to read this book really badly!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed this one. =) Great review!!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life


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