Monday, June 1, 2020

Review: Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 368
Format: ARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.

Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.

Kritters Thoughts:  Daphne Berg is a plus sized influencer who is hitting her stride in growing her audience while also being a nanny for a family.  Drue Cavanaugh has always had the easy life, coming from a well known affluent family.  Daphne and Drue were friends in college, but with drama one night the friendship quickly ended.  Six years later Drue reenters Daphne's life with an ask that she can't refuse, paid vacation, a wedding and some good photo opportunities!

I went into this book very blind and I am so thankful I did.  There are things in this book that I felt as though felt so new and different for Jennifer Weiner and I just don't want to spoil any of it for you.  

I can honestly say this book was just the right book to read right now.  I read this book at the beginning of quarantine and it was so engrossing that I forgot about all the mess that was going on outside of my little library.  With great characters that were easy to follow and that made me care for them and their journey, this book was a two sitting read where I couldn't put it down without knowing what was coming next.  

I went into this book already a Jennifer Weiner fan and after reading this one, I am now even more so!  I would love to see more like this from Jennifer Weiner.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Atria Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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