Saturday, August 22, 2015

Summer by Summer by Heather Burch

What They Say.....When Summer took a job as a nanny for a couple vacationing in Belize, she imagined it would be a fresh start before starting college in the fall. And while she adores her charge, Josh, she can’t say the same for her employers’ oldest son, Bray. He’s cocky, inconsiderate, and makes her feel she’s a chore he has to put up with. In short, he’s everything she dislikes in a guy.

Bray had a plan for the summer: party, hang out with friends, and forget all the responsibilities waiting for him back home. But every time he’s forced to be around Summer, her dour, serious mood sets him off. Not to mention she has a habit of picking up on what he already knows is wrong with him.

Then the two find themselves on a dive trip gone wrong, stranded on a remote island. As they focus on survival, their differences melt away, and they find being together may be what both needed all along.

What I Say.....I usually like YA, especially summer romances.  I had high hopes for this book.

But as I got into it, I found that this was more like Christian YA.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, and YA as a rule isn't too racy, but the self righteousness of Summer got old pretty quickly.

The book description of Summer as "dour, serious" was incredibly accurate.  She was like the judgey Christian neighbor that loves to tell you how to live your life.  

But of course, this is what bad boy Bray needs to change his life.  

The storyline was pretty good, but Summer bugged me so much that I couldn't even enjoy it.

It doesn't look like most people agreed with me because the Current Goodreads rating is 3.76.

Thanks to Booksparks for the review copy of this book.

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