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Falling for Summer (Loving Summer #2/Donovan Brothers #1) (Loving Summer Series) [Kindle Edition]

Kailin Gow
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Book Description

** 2013 News Update! The Loving Summer Series has been optioned for Film!!!**

NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY FICTION ROMANCE - Due to mature subject matter, dating and sexual content, this book is recommended for age 17+


PRAISE FOR THE LOVING SUMMER SERIES

5 out of 5 Stars - Loving Summer touched on issues like divorce, illness, and self-respect. Gow was able to guide her characters through tough situations without making it too heavy for the first book in the Loving Summer Series. It's very possible that you'll be reduced to tears while reading the passion in the characters' words, actions, and motivations. There isn't anything cookie-cutter or simple about Loving Summer. - Lovey Dovey Books

5 out of 5 Stars - This is hands down one of my favorite books that I've bought for my kindle, EVER." - McKayla

5 out of 5 Stars - Finally a college age/young adult contemporary romance where the girl is strong, has a choice with her love and life, but still captures the vulnerability and femininity of a woman who can attract all kinds of guys, including the hot alpha guys in Loving Summer and all Kailin Gow fiction books. With balance and sensitivity, Kailin Gow writes women characters appropriate for today's modern contemporary world. - J. Hoover, University of Southern California

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Love hits you when you least expect it, grabs you, sucks you in whole, and twists you around until you could hardly breathe. Love hurts like a sucker punch, that's both glorious and beautiful. Falling for Summer was like that for me, every time. - Nat Donovan

The Donovan Brothers

Two brothers as gorgeous as they are dangerous.

Nat Donovan, the older more responsible brother with the passion of a starving man. Knows what he wants, but knows he can't have it without giving up everything.

Drew Donovan, the really bad boy, the black sheep, the one who has a devil-may-care attitude, wants what he wants, but knows he would have to go through the ones he loves to have it.

Nat and Drew Donovan has known Summer Jones since they were kids. She had always been the girl next door who was best friends with their little sister Rachel and was cool enough to play with the guys. Now Summer is all grown up, gorgeous, and scorchingly sexy without even knowing it. Responsible older brother Nat, who had always tried to keep their friendship platonic, now can't stop thinking of her and wanting more. Carefree Drew, who had always had a crush on Summer, but knew Summer's heart was already taken, can only fall further for her. But no one had anticipated what would happen between the time the Donovan brothers fell for her and now. No one knew how hard they would fall.


LOVING SUMMER SERIES BOOKS

Loving Summer
Falling for Summer (Loving Summer #2/Donovan Brothers #1)
Falling for Summer UNCUT with BONUS - Adult 18+ Version
Perfect Summer - March 2013
Secrets of the Fall (Donovan Brothers #2/A Loving Summer Novel) - June 2013


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Help the Author Choose Who Summer Should Be With: Team Nat, Team Drew or Team Astor for the Loving Summer Poll at theEDGEbooks.com.


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About the Author

Kailin Gow grew up in Southern California where she base many of her books. She recently reversed her health condition (similar to Aunt Sookie's in Loving Summer)and considers it a miracle. She's grateful to all her readers for their support and prayers. She would write each and every one of her readers back for their well wishes, but has to finish writing her next books.

Product Details

  • File Size: 238 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com (December 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AOQ96A0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,141 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love. February 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this book. I bought it tonight and then finished it because I couldn't put it down. I don't know what to say. Words can't describe what I feel about this book. I love the drama that unfolded in this book. Summer went through a lot. She had to deal with her Aunt Sookie's death and keeping up the Academy. Haters brought pain to her and her loved ones. She went through tough heartbreak from the three boys. Astor was away too much. She couldn't love Drew like he wanted her to. And her relationship with Nat was complicated. They love each other but their relationship can't seem to work. Summer went through rough times. But she's strong and all will end well for her and her boys.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Love Story!! January 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I absolutely adore this series!! Kailin really knows how to write great love stories!!

Summer has taken on alot with the Academy since her Aunt passed away. Not only that, she has to deal with that backlash of being the girlfriend of an up and coming Hollywood star, Astor.

Summer is torn between Astor and the Donovan brothers - Nat and Drew. She has such strong feelings towards all of them, but all of them different. Things with her and Astor are becoming tough since he is always away filming. Nat has denied his feelings towards Summer this whole time and is now hoping to win her feelings back. However, he knows that right now he can't be there for her with everything else going on in his life. Drew has always loved Summer and has never hid his feelings from Summer, but he knew that Summer always crushes on Nat. Now that Drew will be back in Malibu and attending the same college as Summer, will he be able to win her affections and finally get her??

All three men want nothing but for Summer to feel safe after she starts receiving mean and threatening letters. Then the academy is vandalized and almost burned down. Astor, Nat and Drew all have their own plans to keep her safe and away from the spot light.

Kailin does a great job of writing this book from 3 different POV's. It's nice seeing how Summer, Nat and Drew perceive the different scenarios and how the react to them. It's not easy writing from 3 different POV's and keep the story moving and entertaining. Kailin does a fantastic job and makes you feel for each of them.

I am really thrilled that the next book will be out very soon!!! I am not sure I can wait too long to see what happens with this love square! :)

I am absolutely thrilled that there will be a Donovan series now too. These two boys are just to die for!! They both have a great qualities about them and are both very attractive. I know that this series will be very entertaining!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Love Continues December 25, 2012
Format:Paperback
What is so amazing about the characters that entertain in the Loving Summer series, is their unconditional love for one another. Kailin Gow brings that love from Summer, Nat, Drew and Rachel while introducing Falling for Summer, a Donovan Brothers novel. The story digs a little deeper into the minds of the men woman have come to know and drool over...er, appreciate. While Nat and Drew Donovan may be brothers, they are rivals when it comes to claiming all of Summer's heart. Their macho head-butting seen in Loving Summer continues, but more is at stake than their own pride, Summer's reputation.

Kailin has always been a conscientious author when writing about social issues that affect so many. Falling for Summer strongly focuses on bullying and how it affects someone in the limelight, or an everyday kind of person. Summer, having taken over Aunt Sookie's acting school, is targeted by haters and die-hard fans of Astor who wish to have him all to themselves. She's the subject of entertainment news gossip and insulted via blogs and even people standing right in the same room as her. She enlists the help of Nat to track down the source of vandalism and hurtful gossip. The story's theme is very important and thoroughly executed, but the characters' reaction to it is a bit preachy. It wasn't so much their actions, but how they spoke about it and processed it. Nat, Rachel and Drew's actions, though, speak unbelievable volumes about the power of friendship when someone has been targeted. Summer had all the love and support she needed to get through a troublesome period.

Falling for Summer is the first in a spin-off series to relate Nat and Drew's love for Summer Jones. I expected it to be solely Nat and Drew, but there are chapters from Summer's point-of-view, as well.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great continuation January 6, 2013
By Jessica
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Where to start....

I've been waiting for Falling for Summer to come out ever since I read Loving Summer in September. I loved it and couldn't wait to read what would happen next for Summer and all the guys in her life. So I, of course, bought Falling for Summer, as soon as it was released. The way Kailin Gow develops her characters made it hard to pick which guy was my favorite and the one that I wanted Summer to end up with which is good because it shows the struggle that Summer goes through. All the guys have flaws but are still good for her in different ways. (Just in case you were wondering, by the end of Loving Summer my favorite was Drew and still is.)

My favorite thing about this book was being able to read from the guys' perspective some. It made it easier to relate to both Drew and Nat.

I loved seeing Summer's relationships develop in Falling for Summer and I can't wait to see what happens next.

So far I've loved everything that I've read from Kailin Gow and plan to continue reading her books. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!!!
Love the Loving Summer Series. Can't wait for the story to continue!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Holy Hot Tamales Batman
I really like this series and Summer has 3 hotties fighting for her love. Ugh just pick already. Need next book STAT
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars ok book
The plot of this book was good, but there were so many grammatical and punctuation errors that it was hard to focus on the story.
Published 6 months ago by Ann Horvath-Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Falling For Summer
The Love Triangle continues between Summer, Nat and Drew. I couldn't get enough of this story had to keep reading to the end and right into 4th book. I still want more.
Published 6 months ago by T. Tracy
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling
Love this series.. Can`t wait to read the next book.. I feel like a teenager wanting to be at the pad and see things from her point of view
Published 11 months ago by Bevy
4.0 out of 5 stars Friendship that's forever
Being friends forever is blurring the lines of friendship and love. I don't want to give away any part of the story, but this series is very sweet and a definite must read!
Published 12 months ago by Lisa Survillas
5.0 out of 5 stars love this
friend ship romance heart break confusion this is a great story. i cant wait for this series to continue. great writer
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Ohoooo, Love the series !
You are gonna love this series about a tight knot group of young people who bonded as small children at aa beach house of one of them's Aunt. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Lindy S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for (Loving Summer #3/Donovan Brothers #2
Nat, Nat, Nat...ugh.... I get a little pissed off at Nat!! Summer is so in love with him and has been for years now. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
I liked this series but with three possible love interested if it doesn't get resolved soon I can see my self getting tired of this series very soon.
Published 20 months ago by cynthia miller
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About Kailin Gow:


Kailin Gow's life is sometimes more fascinating and stranger than fiction, which is being chronicled in a feature film based on a treatment optioned and in development for a release date of 2018. (IMDB.com - The Colorful Worlds of Kailin Gow 2018). Her true life experiences as a world traveler where she has traveled to over 25 countries, logging hundreds of thousands of miles, absorbing the cultures and collecting stories relating to places and the romance of the land, and incidents in her personal life, has inspired her to write and publish over 175 books with over 30 series.

She is noted as an indie pioneer, as one of the first to publish in 2001. Breaking stereotypes, her books has crossed traditional and indie lines, gaining recognition in schools and libraries, as well as the indie community. Her action adventure young adult fantasy series, The Frost Series, an ALA YALSA Reader's Choice Nominated book series - had been optioned by an international film company and is currently in development as a game and a film at http://www.facebook.com/thefrostseries. Five of her fantasy/action adventure series have been optioned to be made into worldwide games.

Kailin Gow has been known in The World Journal, an international newspaper, with the largest circulation in the Chinese language outside of Asia, to be a phenomenon. She was profiled on the homepage of Amazon.com as an Author Success Story who overcame personal obstacles to become a bestselling author, appeared as one of Amazon's top authors for the Kindle Fire launch release, and is one of the earliest indie authors who have sold over a million books. She writes for Fast Company as a publishing expert, had appeared on a major network Television News as a bestselling author who writes fiction and non-fiction with a social conscious, and has made speeches and appearances across the U.S. and on top 15 national radio regarding self-esteem and issues relating to women.

Kailin Gow was an invited speaker and signing author at the world renown Book Expo America (BEA)2014. She was a featured speaker at Asian Heritage Month Celebration, a workshop leader for the Girl Scouts in Self-Esteem and Image.


Having experienced bullying firsthand and slander as a woman, Kailin Gow is an active advocate against bullying in the workplace and in schools. She has written Shy Girls Social Club Handbook Against Bullying and has helped launch Stories for Amanda where all proceeds go towards the Amanda Todd Foundation against bullying. She has written several books with the theme of abuse towards women and children, especially the steamy international bestselling The Protégé Series, which launched a book club initiative in battered women's shelters and won The Indie Excellence Awards at NIEA for Erotica in 2014.

She holds a Masters Degree in Communications Management from The University of Southern California's Graduate Annenberg Program, and degrees in Drama and Social Ecology.

She resides in the American West with her husband and daughter, but had lived for a decade in Texas, and briefly in England. Besides being a full-time author, she volunteers for many organizations, is active in church helping build homes for the homeless and visit orphanages. A voracious reader, when she is not writing, she loves reading an entire series in one sitting! She spends way too much time on Facebook than she is supposed to at http://www.facebook.com/kailingowbooks, but loves meeting new people from all walks of life.

She has over 30 Series, written under Kailin Gow, and more under her middle grade, women's fiction, and mystery pen names:


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