Anything by Samantha Chase I will never turn down. She is one of my favorite romance authors. Those who know me will think it’s a bit odd that’s she’s one of my favorites since I normally love and adore New Age contemporary romance with steamy scene and alpha males or sassy heroines. Chase’s style does have any of those. I still love the sweet, squeaky clean stories she gives her readers.
I received this novella from Chase’s promotional team (their logo is posted at the end of the posting). I was not disappointed.
Mallory Westbrook has crushed on Jack Summerford since she was twelve years old. She decided that this year, she’s going to make her move on him. Boy does she. She breaks out of her shy drooling from afar norm to asking Jake to help her. Help with his lips. Even after she captures Jake’s attention, things are not as smooth as she hoped.
Jake has worked for Coleman Construction since he was a teen. Zeke and the entire Coleman family is like a second family to him. This is his last summer at the Magnolia Sound, he leaves for college in Colorado in the fall something he’s put off for a few years. While at Zeke’s 90th birthday celebration, Mallory caught his attention. She didn’t have those curves last summer when she came to visit her great grandfather. He knows that he’s not the only man who’s looking. At first, he tells himself to stay away because of the four year age difference or how Zeke is his mentor or…or…yeah he doesn’t buy any of his own excuses either which is why he he caves to her.
Both of them are leaving in the fall, can they do a long distance relationship?
Can their relationship survive?
This novella does NOT end with a HEA. It is a novella prequel to Remind Me, where their story is concluded. It is a nice introduction to the characters.
About the Book
Mallory Westbrook is ready to make her move on Jake Summerford, the boy—now man—she’s been crushing on for years. Coming back to Magnolia Sound to celebrate her great-grandfather’s birthday provides the perfect opportunity to show Jake that she’s no longer a child.
The last thing Jake expected to do at his mentor’s birthday party was to find himself kissing Mallory under the moonlight. Though he’s known her for years, the thought of kissing her never crossed his mind. But the shy tomboy he once knew is gone, and in her place is a woman he can’t resist.
They have one summer before they go their separate ways. Insecurity wars with the possibility of a future together, but it could all come to an end before it even has a chance to start.
About the Author
Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.
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