Summer Is For Lovers by Jennifer  McQuistonSummer is for lovers on September 24, 2013
Pages: 349
Format: Paperback
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His heart is unavailable.
Luckily, her interest lies in the rest of him…

Though she was just a girl when they first met, Caroline Tolbertson’s infatuation with David Cameron remains undimmed. Now fate has brought the handsome Scotsman back to Brighton for what promises to be an unforgettable summer. Soon, Caroline will have to choose a husband, but for now she is free to indulge her curiosity in things of a passionate nature. 

That is, if David will agree to teach her.

Past mistakes have convinced David he’ll make a terrible husband, though he’ll gladly help the unconventional Caroline find a suitor. Unfortunately, she has something more scandalous in mind. As the contenders for her hand begin to line up, her future seems assured…provided David can do the honorable thing and let them have her.

When a spirited young woman is determined to break Society's rules, al a gentleman can do is lend a hand…or more. 

This is the second book in the Second Sons series, the first being What Happens in Scotland (which was billed as The Hangover, but in Scotland). That book was hard to get through. I was very sad I didn’t love it. This book? Well, it’s made me realize this author is not for me.

This book features a heroine who is a swimmer. In the 1830s. Not just a heroine who swims around when no one is looking, but a heroine who swims daily, cuts through strong currents, and who has the body of a swimmer. Long, lean, broad shoulders, athletic. It’s so exciting!

The blurb doesn’t exactly give you that though.

The heroine, Caroline, is about 12 when she sees the hero drowning. Or almost drowning. She cuts through an insane current and saves him. He’s drunk and trying to kill himself. He lives, he’s shocked and actually okay with being saved.

That’s the prologue.

Fast forward 10 years or so and they run into each other again. And this is where I finally realized my issue with this author. The books are boring. They’re supposed to have funny and witty moments, and I don’t think they do. They’re supposed to be emotional and angsty, and they aren’t.

I won’t be reading this author anymore. I only tried this one because Sarah MacLean has a cover quote on it, but I definitely didn’t love it as much as a she did.

***Review copy courtesy of Avon Books