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Monday, April 15, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway: Just For the Summer by Jenna Rutland

Blog tour for Just for the Summer by Jenna Rutland is brought to you by Entangled Publishing.

Tour Schedule
March 25 – Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews
March 27 – Book Ramblings
April 02 – Book Sniffers Anonymous
April 04 – Coffee & A Book Anytime
April 05 – I Heart Big Books
April 08 – Truly Simply Pink
April 08 – HEA Romances with a Little Kick
April 09 – Manga Maniac Cafe
April 09 – HEA Romances with a Little Kick
April 10 – Whispers at Moonlight
April 11 – Shortie Says
April 15 – Books and Needlepoint
April 17 – Book Reviews and More
April 18 – The Bookish Babe
April 19 – Hobbitsies

Title: Just for the Summer
Author: Jenna Rutland
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

About the Book: Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest cookbook and take a breather. After the year she’s had, she deserves a summer retreat to reevaluate priorities and make peace with past decisions. But from the moment single dad and sheriff Matt Reagan shows up, she has a hard time convincing herself that a life away from Lake Bliss could beat the life she might have here.

Recently divorced Matt is ready for a new relationship, but he doesn’t want short-term—his son needs permanence, and so does Matt’s heart. Unfortunately, it’s the smart-mouthed and sinfully sexy Ms. Sullivan who catches his eye. But when Matt learns Dani’s secrets, will he still want her to stay? Or will her chance for love last just for the summer?

My thoughts: At times heartbreaking, and at times joyful - I really enjoyed reading this book.  There was definite chemistry between Matt and Dani and their flirtatious scenes were a lot of fun to read.  Sam, the little boy at the center of the story, is smitten with Dani as well.  He is craving motherly attention as his adoptive mom, it turns out, didn't want to have children.  He has picked up on that fact and doesn't really miss her.

Due to a medical emergency, Dani starts spending a lot of time with Matt and Sam, which pushes Matt and Dani even closer.  They both keep pulling back though - for very different reasons.

This was a very quick read and I hope to read more about Lake Bliss.  There could almost be a prequel written to this story covering Dani's past. (That would be a good book as well!)  I am curious as to who the next book in the series will be about - Jack?  Rachel?  Guess I will just have to wait and see!

~I received a complimentary eCopy of Just for the Summer from Entangled Publishing in exchange for my unbiased review.~

About the author: Jenna Rutland lives in a small Michigan community with her husband, son and senior cat. Her daughter and son-in-law have recently given Jenna the awesome title of grandmother!

While her days are spent working as a medical transcriptionist, her nights are filled writing contemporary romance--stories of love, laughter and happily ever after. Guess which occupation is more fun?

She is a member of RWA and is active in her local chapter. After several years on the MVRWA board, she now chairs the group's annual fall brainstorming weekend as well as acts as food coordinator for several other events.

Jenna takes pleasure in spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading, gardening and loves the challenge of a new recipe.

Jenna welcomes the chance to connect with writers and readers. Visit her at www.jennarutland.com.

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Sandie said...

This book sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read it. Great review..")

Unknown said...

Thanks for being part of my blog tour for Just for the Summer. So glad you enjoyed it!


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