Thursday, June 15, 2017

Throwback Thursday Review ~ Wild Summer by Suki Fleet (Giveaway)

A novella from the Love Story Universe 

At fifteen, Christopher falls in love with a boy whose life he saves. But things go wrong and four years later, he wishes he'd acted differently. His conscience begins to haunt him, and he knows he must find Summer again. 

At seventeen, Summer pushes away the boy who saved him. Four years later, he is stuck in an abusive, damaging relationship. When he sees Christopher again, it's a sign he can't go on living like he is, but he can't begin to see a way out. 

For either boy to stand a chance at happiness, they must find each other and obliterate the wrongs of their shared past.

4.5 Stars

Crash and Summer met four years ago. They spent a whirlwind day and night together, but when they get into an altercation, Summer tells Crash to leave and that he never wants to see him again. Crash has never forgotten the boy with the blue hair that he had an instant connection with, but four years later can Crash capture a second chance at happiness?

After reading Suki Fleet's fabulous story, This Is Not A Love Story, I immediately checked to see if there were any other books related to it, and I found Wild Summer. There were some interesting characters in the story that I wanted to get to know better. I fell in love with Crash while reading Romeo and Julian's story and I'm really glad Ms. Fleet gave him a story. It served two purposes really, it wraps up Romeo and Julian's story more tightly and also gives Crash the happy ending he deserves.

It's not often I believe in love at first sight, but the love that Crash and Summer share, even if only for a few short hours, transcends the pages of the story. They have amazing chemistry and the connection between them is electric. The story is well-written and the author takes us back and forth between the short time spent together four years ago and the present. It was a quick and easy read and the story flows well. I loved getting to know Crash better and meeting Summer, the boy who stole his heart. They are both lovely young men and you can't help but root for them to get their happy ending. I adored getting to revisit Romeo and Julian and see that they are happy and still so in love.

This was a fabulous addition to the series, and I really hope some of the other boys will get their stories told as well. I love the author's writing style and I'll definitely be checking out more of her books in the future! Very recommendable!

*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.*

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  1. Thanks for the review! I read Wild Summer a while ago and loved it.

    I'm not sure if I believe in love at first sight IRL. I think you can have a connection at first sight, but real love probably takes some time to develop.

  2. Nope. I guess I am a firm believer that love only happens after a while, after you get to know the other person more than just a first sight. But then again, I'm an asexual and aromantic. So what do I know? *lol*

  3. I don't believe in love at first sight because I believe that love comes after knowing if you're compatible with someone. I do believe in attraction/lust at first sight & those can be very powerful feelings but often aren't enough to sustain a LTR.

  4. I'm more inclined to go with lust at first sight

  5. Yes I do believe in Love at first sight.