Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Summer I Found You

"All they have in common is that they're less than perfect. And all they're looking for is the perfect distraction.
Kate's dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she's still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he's a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?"
Pub. Date March 1st 

The plot is really the typical boys meets girl, girl meets boy. They start liking each other.. one has a secret, keeps the secret till it blows up in their face and you can see where this is going. There isn't any real surprises in the plot, minus the added factor of a missing limb and diabetes. 

Kate is a little of a mess. However, I get it. When you are at the age between still being a kid and going to be adult. You want the freedom of an adult but the safety of a kid and sometimes the best way she knows how to deal with that is denial. Then there is Aidan. Older and wiser but a little broken.. you know he just lost the job he wanted to do as a career, oh and his arm.  So, he has small issues but he isn't damaged goods, he still has a lot to offer. 
Every other character is really quite pointless to the story, they just kind of move it a long, but they aren't memorable to how the story evolves.

I read an uncorrected copy of the book, so I really hope all extra grammar and spelling errors will be fixed by final production of the book. The Summer I Found you is by no means a great book and is just not quite there. It does have a lot of potential though and Jolene Perry has a lot of potential as an author and writer. Despite all that though, I still found myself addicted to the story. I wanted to read more and see where Kate and Aidan's relationship went. Even though, it was predictable. The book is a very quick read and I would recommend it as a book you read while you are in between doing things. Waiting in line at the grocery, sitting alone at the diner, lounging around by the pool. It is that kind of book, addicting but not great. Almost like 50 Shades of Gray. (with less S&M and sex) That was a weird comparison, but hopefully you understand what I mean. 

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