Mallory Westbrook is ready to make her move on Jake Summerford, the boy – now man – she's been crushing on for years. Coming back to Magnolia Sound to celebrate her great-grandfather's birthday provides the perfect opportunity to show Jake that she's no longer a child.
The last thing Jake expected to do at his mentor's birthday party was to find himself kissing Mallory under the moonlight. Though he's known her for years, the thought of kissing her never crossed his mind. But the shy tomboy he once knew is gone, and in her place is a woman he can't resist.
They have one summer before they go their separate ways. Insecurity wars with the possibility of a future together, but it could all come to an end before it even has a chance to start.
**This book is the pre-quel to the Magnolia Sound series**
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Sweet and charming read!
I originally read Sunkissed Days by Samantha Chase when she shared it in her newsletter and loved it. It was sweet, charming and enchanting. Mallory Westbrook has crushed on Jake for so long, but he never saw her as more than a friend. So, when she visits her grandfather for his birthday, she is determined to have him finally see her.
Jake never saw Mallory coming, much less finding himself kissing her. But Mallory is no longer the young girl he remembers, instead she is pulling all these unexpected feelings from him. Can he give in to temptation when she is the granddaughter of a man he respects and works for? I loved watching Jake and Mallory spend a summer exploring each other, but what will happen when the summer ends?
They both have dreams they want to accomplish, can they do it together or will they be walking away from each other? Sunkissked Days by Samantha Chase was such a sweet read. It was fun and sexy with great characters. I am excited to read more from this series!
Read and reviewed for Sultry Sirens Book Blog.
This is the introduction to the Westbrooks of Magnolia Sound and specifically Jake and Mallory‘s relationship beginnings. This story was a little sexy, fun, flirty and romantic!! I fell in love with Pops! He reminded me of my own Granddad. The time that Mallory spends with him and the talks they have, touched my heart. I can’t wait to revisit the Westbrooks and Magnolia Sound again!
This prequel introduces us to Ms. Chase’s new Magnolia Sound series and what a wonderful introduction! It has ALL the emotional elements that make Ms Chase’s books so AMAZING!!! The characters tug on your heartstrings and are so relatable. We’ve all had that teenage crush so we can put ourselves in Mallory’s shoes when it comes to her feelings for Jake. Also her relationship with her great-grandfather really resonated with me as I spent all my summers with my grandparents growing up and they were some of the happiest times of my life. This is what makes Ms. Chase’s books so INCREDIBLE we invest in the characters because we can relate to them. I would definitely recommend this book and I am looking forward to the next book in this series. I was given an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.