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Lovestruck Summer Paperback – May 5, 2009
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--The Book Resort, Long Island
Lovestruck Summer is my first foray into Melissa Walker land, and I'm happy to say that I'll be returning very, very soon. This book is a perfect summer read, and is one that left me grinning like a goon after (sadly) turning the final page.
--Jenny, Wonderous Reads
About the Author
Melissa Walker is the author of Ashes to Ashes, Unbreak My Heart, Small Town Sinners, Lovestruck Summer, and the Violet on the Runway series. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
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Melissa Walker's fun-filled and light novel is the perfect relaxing, summery read. Quinn is a very smart, confident character, but not too perfect, and Walker's large cast of unique and quirky supporting characters makes Lovestruck Summer quite memorable. Russ is a great male lead: annoying at first, but sweet and genuine, and reading about his and Quinn's misadventures is quite humorous. Walker makes Lovestruck Summer a smart but fun read about the ups and downs of romance with an engaging narrator that's easy to fall for. This book makes a great, budget-friendly pick-me-up.
Contemporary Young Adult
Rating: 4.5 Enchantments
A perfect summer read! LOVESTRUCK SUMMER features Priscilla aka `Quinn' but don't call her Priscilla! Quinn has big plans for the summer, interning at the Amalgam records, and finding the supreme boyfriend, an indie loving guy with the perfect hair and some funky glasses and she`s sure she`s going to meet him in music loving Austin. But things aren't quite what she expected in Austin, something she finds out right away when her study-conscious cousin Penny picks her up at the airport, resembling something more out of a sorority guidebook then the cousin she remembers. What quickly follows is one of the funniest romantic comedies I've read in a long time!
Ms. Walker has a knack for creating memorable characters and LOVESTRUCK SUMMER continues that trend. I liked Quinn immediately, especially her attitude and the fact that her life seems to revolve around music. She practically lives in headphones, using the music to drown things out. Her cousin Penny, fellow intern Jade and neighbor Chrissy round out the cast of characters, as does Miss Tiara, Penny's cross dressing dog, one of the most unique characters I've ever read! And don't forget the two complete opposite guys she finds herself attracted to, skinny indie DJ Sebastian and country loving jock and frat boy, Russ. One minute Quinn wants to never lay eyes on the frat boy again and the next, she can't wait to listen to the mix tape he makes her. The summer in Austin moves fast, and Quinn finds herself deeper into the Austin way of life, her preconceived notions about pretty well everything falling away--or so it seems, until she gets called on it by someone unexpected.Read more ›
Going back to Lovestruck Summer, I simply loved this book. Actually, I kind of liked it better than Melissa's Violet series.
This novel was a quick read, but it still proved depth to it. One of my favorite parts was the funny and surprising characters. Since, I loved how Quin's cousin Penny had a cross dressing dog. Then there always was funny Quinn and sweet Russ.
Also, unlike most teen summer romances it delayed the romance of Russ and Quin. Since, whenever you thought they were finally going to be together an obstacle erupted and then another. Leaving your eyes to be glued to the pages waiting for the moment they would be together at last.
Overall, Lovestruck Summer is one sweet and cute ride. I suggest to fans of Sleepless by Terri Clark and Save The Date by Tamara Summers.
I loved Quinn as a main character. Even though it's clear she still has a lot of growing up to do, I liked her impulsiveness and her love of music. I am no stranger to having my headphones on a lot (this is me at work) and fangirling over bands so I got that side of her. But what's great is that she does grow up. Texas, her cousin Penny, her neighbors (Chrissy, another sorority girl and cute cowboy Russ) and other people she meets begin to open her eyes. They expose her to new music and new experiences. On the surface, the book is really an ode to summer, music and romance but if you read between the lines, there's a deeper message there. It's also about not judging people at first glance and letting go of idealizations to see the beauty (whether it's a person or a song) right in front of you. I really, really liked that.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Set in Austin and featuring indie music and roller derby, this is a super fun contemp read with a really nice romance winding through. Read morePublished 27 days ago by LaurenM
Quick, easy summer read that made me laugh out loud throughout the book.Published 11 months ago by Keanna Lewis
Absolutely wonderful, but then again I'm not all that surprised. Melissa Walker delivers EVERY time!Published 18 months ago by Joey E Hodges
Lovestruck Summer combines so many things I love: music, Austin, TX, internships, summer, post-high school stories, that I was actually kind of afraid to read it. Silly, but true. Read morePublished on December 13, 2013 by Maggie
This book sounded like it would be such a cute story. A girl getting away from their family for the summer with the intention of finding a summer fling. What could be better? Read morePublished on December 9, 2013 by Listful Booking
Rating : 3.5 Stars
***Review posted on Ini's Ravishing Reads! blog***
Summer is a perfect time to sit by the pool or beach with a cool lemonade and get soaked in a... Read more
I love Lovestruck Summer so much that I bought the ebook even though I already have the paperback. It's a fun, summery read set in Austin and it made me want to visit. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I chose five stars cause I love it! I couldn't put my down kindle fire,I would be reading it at work on my breaks and my lunch.Published on April 11, 2013 by O. Thomas