Spoiled Princess is what he used to call me.
We were an inferno of hate and passion wound up with a dash of chaos.
For four years I watched him mow my lawn.
For four years I watched my friends make fun of him.
For four years I hated myself for wanting him, but even more for the way I treated him .
And then I had him.
For one night, we put all labels away and I spent the best night of my life in his arms.
Then the next day, with my secret night under lock and key, I looked the other way while my friends shamed him.
But now the jokes on me, because the scrawny lawn boy who I secretly loved from afar is now the director Hollywoods most exclusive summer camp.
And I'm on his staff.
Now it's his turn to punish me.
His turn to make me pay.
His turn to take his revenge after years of humiliation.
He's no longer a boy you can ridicule.
But a college graduate who can have any woman he wants.
I want him to look at me the way he did that one night we had together, but right now
the look in his eyes tells me he's going to enjoy having me under him for two straight months.
I dont know where his hatred ends, his passion begins.
All I know is he wants revenge.
And I’m his lucky target.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book in this addictive new series is a twisted fairy tale. When rich girl Ray wins the scholarship her nanny's son, Marlon, desperately needs, he vows to never forgive her. Years later, he gets his chance to make Ray pay for her selfishness when she starts working for him. But Marlon's plans to break Ray's heart might just break his too. Nothing in Rachel van Dyken’s new adult revenge-romance is quite what it seems—surprising reveals about Ray's past left us craving the next installment.
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Summer heats up!
Summer Heat is the first in a series of three books by Rachel Van Dyken. Marlon and Ray have known each other since they were six years old. They were best friends and did everything together until they didn’t. She was the foster son of her nanny/housekeeper. He calmed her spoiled princess. They both have a passion for drama. When one gets a scholarship for school, the other is riddled in anger and disappointment. Both feel they were most deserving. They go their separate ways and meet again at a drama camp for spoiled rich high schoolers. What started as as way to serve just desserts led to revelations.
Ray and Marlon were both trying to find their way. Their history is revealed, their feelings are unpacked, and their futures are at stake. These characters were well-written! While I prefer to have a resolution to a story completed in one book, this book’s ending is much like life... waiting to see what happens in the next book is kind of like the natural progression of relationships—-we don’t go from first meet to happily ever ever in the span of one story. Life has many chapters and volumes.
I have read the rest of this series to find out the ending. It must be read in order—Summer Heat, Summer Seduction, and Summer Nights. .
The ending of this book is just awful, as I am not a fan of cliffhangers.. but the story is just sweet enough and you get attached to the characters just enough to keep you wanting more..
Overall, a great beginning! Anxiously awaiting the next book.
Ooooh this series is gonna be good!
Wow! Summer Heat! What a start to new series by Rachel!
This is exclusive to iBooks, so if you have it, go get it!
This is the start to the story of Marlon and Ray. Two kids that grew up in totally different ways. Two kids that, because of circumstances of life and childhood, had to hate each other.
These two characters are the definition of "A thin line between love and hate" I could totally understand Marlon's anger and hate towards Ray. And I know there is more to Ray's story than what has been shared so far. I am hoping to hear more in the next book in the series!
As with all of Rachel's books, the secondary characters are fantastic and bring more to the story.
There is humor, there is definitely heat, and there is the perfect cliffhanger! I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
If you want a fresh, quick read, then get your hands on this!