Tuesday 16 May 2023

๐ŸŒž Jenn McKinlay ๐Ÿ’œ SUMMER READING ๐Ÿ“š

 ©   Bianca & Janeane  ✰ 

• 16 May 2023
• Standalone
4.9 Stars

When a woman who’d rather do anything than read meets a swoon-worthy bookworm, sparks fly, making for one hot-summer fling in New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay's new rom-com.

For Samantha Gale, a summer on Martha’s Vineyard at her family’s tiny cottage was supposed to be about resurrecting her career as a chef, until she’s tasked with chaperoning her half-brother, Tyler. The teenage brainiac is spending his summer at the local library in a robotics competition, and there’s no place Sam, who has dyslexia, likes less than the library. And because the universe hates her, the library’s interim director turns out to be the hot-reader guy whose book she accidentally destroyed on the ferry ride to the island.

Bennett Reynolds is on a quest to find his father, whose identity he’s never known. He’s taken the temporary job on the island to research the summer his mother spent there when she got pregnant with him. Ben tells himself he isn't interested in a relationship right now. Yet as soon as Sam knocks his book into the ocean, he can’t stop thinking about her.

An irresistible attraction blossoms when Ben inspires Sam to create the cookbook she’s always dreamed about and she jumps all in on helping him find his father, and soon they realize their summer fling may heat up into a happily ever after.

Samantha + Bennett

Sam just quit her job as a chef in Boston and being short on cash now, she's happy to be spending her summer on Martha's Vineyard at her dad's old family place. Dad and the step mom are leaving for Europe and Sam's supposed to watch her 14 year old half brother Tyler.
She was planing on spending her summer at the beach. But it looks like she'll be spending it chauffeuring Tyler to and from the local library. Little brother is a super smart guy and he needs to work on his robotics whatevers to get into his dream school. Sam does not do books. She's dyslexic!
But the library boss is the hot book guy from the ferry. So maybe she'll hang around a bit...
And maybe some local cooking opportunities might be rolling in too.
And someone's family mystery needs to be uncovered!


That was adorable!
A little pre-summer trip to Martha's Vineyard. What's not to love about that?!
We have this insta sparkage between Sam and Ben. It's adorable. Because they should not fit at all. Him being the calm chain reading library director and Sam with her ADHD and dyslexia. But they're super adorable together.
The relationship with her brother is something that Sam wants to work on this summer too. The age difference made it hard to connect in the past, but now he's old and wise enough to be her friend. But it's not easy taking care of a teenager.
Then we have Sam's BFF Em - they've shenaniganed their way through the island since they were babies. Well, Sam was the troublemaker and Em was just always along for the ride.
(We'll get Em's book next fyi!)

I loved how Sam feels so at home on the island, especially after what happened in the city. I so want her to find her happily ever after in this place where she spent so many amazing summers.

I just loved reading this!
Adorable and funny and sparky summer romance with some very serious topics!
I loved how Jenn researched so much about dyslexia and how to make her own book more readable for people with reading problems.

Gimme the Netflix version asap please!

SUMMER READING was such a beautiful summer love story! Adorable, funny, sparky, sweet, culinary, bookish, nerdy, islandy, mysterious and a bit sad .... I just loved reading this! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Ben - this one is MINE!!


Other books by Jenn:

Cupcake Bakery Mystery #15 - 3 October 2023

Summer Romance


Stalking Jenn ...

Jenn is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of several mystery and romance series. She is also the winner of the RT Reviewer's Choice Award for romantic comedy and the Fresh Fiction award for best cozy mystery. Her work has been translated into multiple languages in countries all over the world. A TEDx speaker, she is always happy to talk books, writing, reading, and the creative process to anyone who cares to listen. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband's guitars.