{ARC Review} Loving Summer by Kailin Gow

May 31, 2012 Reviews 8

Loving Summer by Kailin Gow
Publication Date: June 1 2012 by theEDGEbooks.com
Age Group: YA
Source: ARC from Author
Series: Loving Summer #1
Challenge(s): Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, ABC challenge
Buy this Book: Pre-Order on Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

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.

Loving Summer is the perfect beach read. I seriously had a perma-smile on while reading this book. Loving Summer is a cute, fun contemporary. I have read one other Kailin Gow book, Saving you Saving me and I enjoyed it so I expected to enjoy this book too. I just didn’t realize how much I would love it. 
Kailin has a tendency to make female characters that all the guys seem to love. And Summer was no different. She had three guys chasing after her, but it wasn’t in an annoying- “this would never happen” way. I could totally picture why each of the guys fell for Summer. And they each complemented her and fit in their own ways. Drew is the jock that can have any girl, Nat is his older brother who Summer has had a crush on for forever, and Astor is the actor that noticed Summer at her aunt’s acting studio. 
They each seemed really genuine in their affections and the book is going to be a series so it is left open. I have no idea who she will end up with. But for me, there was a clear winner for Summer. I’m not going to tell you what happens in the book, but I will say that I was on team Drew from the very first page all the way to the last page. I liked the other two guys but they just didn’t do anything for me. I’m really curious to see who other people like as far as the guys go. I don’t even want to tell you too much about them because I want you to read the book for yourself and pick one that you think would be best for Summer. 
I thought the writing in Loving Summer was really good. A few times in Saving you Saving me there were awkward sentences or clumsy grammar and it disrupted the story and flow of the book, but I didn’t notice any of that here. I thought the writing was descriptive and pulled me right in to that beach house along with Summer, Nat, Drew and Rachel. Loving Summer is my favorite summer/beachy read of the year and I know I am going to love the rest of the series. I wish the second book was out right now, because I really want to see what happens next.
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4.5/5 Gavels

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8 Responses to “{ARC Review} Loving Summer by Kailin Gow”

  1. kimba88

    I love watching an author grow..no more clumsy sentences..yay. This does sound like a fun, light beach read. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Bailey

    This sounds like such a cute read and a great one for the summer time. 🙂 Summer sounds like a great heroine. I’ll have to check it out! 🙂

  3. Bianca

    The summary and review reminds me of The Summer I Turned pretty. I really love that series. I love fun summer reads so I am definitely going to add it to my tbr list. Thanks for the great review.

  4. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    Kailin Gow is an author I have wondered about for a long time, seriously how does she manage to pump out so many books and are they good?I did note that you remarked about some clumsy grammar, but overall this sounds like a decent read. I guess I will mist have to take the plunge and try one of her books!

  5. Kelly

    I have the book, just hadn’t read it yet and even forgot what it was about. But I think I will pick it up next. Loved your review. I wonder if I will choose Drew too. Darn though, we just went to the beach!

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