Summer Reading

    • 4.3 • 41 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2023
May 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

M L K 1106 ,

A Must Read for Summer!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, from the very first scene. More than just a simple summer romance read, this story has many different elements: romance, sibling relationships, parent/child relationships, friendship, and of course the topic of dyslexia. Bonuses are a great setting, as well as learning about Portuguese cooking. We learn, right from the beginning of the story, that our main character is dyslexic, a chef, and that her love interest is a librarian. Throughout the story, we learn how Sam has been affected by this condition, her coping mechanisms, etc. I believe that this is the first book I’ve read that has dealt with this topic - it is definitely the first time I’ve encountered it as an issue to come between a couple. It educated me (a lifelong, avid reader) on the topic, and made me think about what it must be like to live with a neurodivergent brain condition. An enjoyable summer read, with some educational material woven in. Definitely recommend!

Kk4books ,

Fantastic heartwarming read

Wow I fell in love with this story right on the first chapter and right to the last page. Heartwarming characters including Samantha who stays as strong as she can while dealing with her disability and getting more close with her brother Tyler while spending time with him during summer and meeting Ben who works with her best friend Em at a local library. He is definitely my hero as he looks past Samantha’s dyslexic disability and falls in love with her and shows her how to stay strong no matter what happens in her life. Highly recommend and kudos to Jenn McKinlay for this phenomenal heartfelt story. Thank you for letting me read this ARC copy of it.

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