Saturday, June 20, 2020

Sweet Pea Summer by Alys Murray 

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 235
Format: eARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  Can you ever really forget your first love?

It’s been eight long years since May Anderson’s high school sweetheart Tom Riley drove down Main Street in his truck, leaving Hillsboro—and May—in his rearview mirror. Now he’s back and, try as they might, the pair can’t avoid each other.

As Hillsboro prepares to host the prestigious North West Food and Wine Festival, Tom and May are reluctantly called in to plan the big event. Tom needs May’s help to repair his bad-boy reputation and, with the whole town counting on them, May and Tom need to learn to trust each other again.

May is determined to protect her heart, but a lot has changed since high school. She can’t help but notice how the skinny boy she used to know is now a man who perfectly fills out his button-down, and Tom can’t seem to tear his gaze away from May’s sweet smile. It’s clear old feelings are surfacing again, but there is a secret keeping them apart and, until they find the courage to face it, their second chance summer will be only that…


Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a romance series.  I didn't completely love the first book, so I was intrigued to try book two and see if it would change my mind about the series.  

I loved book two so much more than the first one.  For romance books in my opinion if you don't love the main couple then you typically can't enjoy the book.  I loved May and Tom.  This was the second book I had read recently where a couple reconnected after some time apart and they had some ups and downs as they were getting back together, but like all romance books, it ended on a positive note.  

The reconnecting love story works for me because it takes away the ability for insta love.  Because they have history the love story can't seem sudden and instead feels like a slow burn!  I loved the whole back story with May and Tom and what they needed to do to have their reconciliation work.  I also loved that both May and Tom needed to make personal changes to allow for their relationship to even begin.  

I will definitely look forward for the third book in this series as it focuses on the third sister who hasn't had the limelight just yet.


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
  Ebook 2020 Challenge: 55 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bookouture.  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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