From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a friends-to-frenemies-to-lovers story… Add in a few secrets. Shake. Stir. Then read on a lazy summer day at the beach…
Brynn Turner desperately wishes she had it together, but her personal life is like a ping-pong match that’s left her scared and hurt after so many attempts to get it right. In search of a place to lick her wounds and get a fresh start, she heads back home to Wildstone.
And then there’s Kinsey Davis, who after battling serious health issues her entire twenty-nine years of life, is tired of hoping for . . . well, anything. She's fierce, tough, and she’s keeping more than one bombshell of a secret from Brynn -- her long-time frenemy.
But then Brynn runs into Kinsey's best friend, Eli, renewing her childhood crush. The good news: he’s still easy-going and funny and sexy as hell. The bad news: when he gets her to agree to a summer-time deal to trust him to do right by her, no matter what, she never dreams it’ll result in finding a piece of herself she didn’t even know was missing. She could have real connections, possibly love, and a future—if she can only learn to let go of the past.
As the long days of summer wind down, the three of them must discover if forgiveness is enough to grasp the unconditional love that’s right in front of them.
A pair of guarded half-sisters learn to open up in this sweet, summery romance from Shalvis (Almost Just Friends). After 29-year-old Brynn Turner's boyfriend breaks her heart and robs her blind to boot, she returns home to her loving but smothering moms in Wildstone, Calif., to recover. When a panic attack sends Brynn to the ER, she runs into Eli Thomas, her summer camp crush and first kiss, who's accompanying his best friend and housemate (and Brynn's teenage nemesis), Kinsey Davis, for a kidney transplant that falls through. As it happens, Kinsey recently discovered she and Brynn are half-sisters while searching for possible kidney donors, but she refuses to tell Brynn. Hoping to bring the sisters together, Eli offers Brynn a room in their beach house and soon falls for her. Meanwhile, single dad Deck Scott, Kinsey's dialysis nurse and casual hookup, works to convince Kinsey that she's more than just "a walking expiration date." Readers will find it easy to root for Shalvis's stubborn, vulnerable heroines to recognize both the decency and compassion of the sexy men who love them and their own worthiness to be loved. This heartfelt tale is thoroughly satisfying.
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Perfect summer read!
Ms. Shalvis has another Wildstone hit in her hands!
Kinsey has health issues and she won’t let her best friend Eli help her. But Eli and Kinsey frenemy from long ago summer camp, Brynn. Brynn and Eli end up at the same candy machine at the local hospital and their history comes back to them.
I LOVE the way Ms. Shalvis chooses to tackle “big” topics in this novel - from life changing health issues to same sex parents and does it so seamlessly, she writes the stories that come to her and that’s what matters.
I am not a huge fan of novels that have an intro such as flashbacks or journal entries as was present in this novel but they do add a lot to the novel but are just a style issue I do not prefer.
I sped through The Summer Deal and it warmed my heart the whole time. You will no doubt love this novel!
Great book, Great characters
Loved the book. Loved the characters. Hated that it ended.
Funny, entertaining, emotional emotional!! Great read!!
This is another book in the Wildstone series & it was another amazing book!! It centers on Brynn, Eli, Kinsey & Max, along with Deck, Kinsey’s boyfriend. Eli & Max are brothers & Kinsey is like a sister to them and they are each other’s family. Brynn knows Eli & Kinsey from summer camp. Brynn moves in with them when she comes back to Wildstone after a bad breakup. The book shows that they work through their issues & build better, stronger relationships with each other to become better people. It would of been nice to have more of Deck in the story line but Kinsey & him get their HEA along with Brynn & Eli. I didn’t especially like Kinsey despite her health issues that no person should have to go through but she did redeem herself in the end. Love Jill Shalvis & loved this book!! I highly recommend this book & all of Jill’s books!!