Autumn and Summer Kindle Edition
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Summer's chapters were much stronger and felt more complete than Autumn's. With Summer we got to spend more time with her on her dates, I felt that the interaction and connection with the guy she ultimately ends up with was nicely explored, and we got to see her interact with other people outside of Autumn. We also got to watch her in her workplace.
Autumn's chapters, otoh, felt frustratingly surface. I didn't feel that we got anywhere near the character time or development with Autumn that we got with Summer. We never saw Autumn at work. In fact, it felt like Autumn spent the majority her time picking out outfits in her room, texting a lot and talking to Summer. Her very best chapter (and my biggest laugh in the book) was her first date with the guy she eventually ends up with. I didn't feel her relationship trajectory as deeply as I felt Summer's.
I would characterize the book as pleasant enough, with Summer's story doing all the good heavy lifting. While Autumn's story was a bit of a let down. In the end the book didn't feel as if it fully capitalized on it's intriguing premise.
Dual POV- done beautifully- tells the story of how these two lifelong friends put their romantic life into the others hands in the hopes of finding the one.
Autumn is the hopeless romantic. Wants to be swept up and away. Refuses to settle for anything less. Her best friend Summer is just looking for Mr. Right Now. Scarred from her parents relationship she is sure “true love ” is a fairy tale. When each girl turns over the love reigns to the one person that knows them best it is game on!
The dates are one of the best parts of this book. I got as excited as the girls getting ready, and as disappointed when it didn’t go as planned.
For me the best love story in this story is the one between Autumn and Summer! Not romantic, but so steady and lifelong. The two of them are able to let go and be their true selves all the while letting go of their fear. And the men- holy hotness! Not an ugly one in the bunch. But as each girl realizes what and who is right for them the story gets even better!
This is a quirky, sweet and laugh out loud fun book. Serious moments abound, but not as huge drama, more like both women growing and coming into their own. Fantastic job!
Autumn and Summer is written in two girls POV’s. Best friends who are loyal to one another. It’s a refreshing change of pace that Danielle accomplished flawlessly. Instantly, I feel in love with both of them. Two completely different people, deciding to put their fate of love in the person they trust most in the world’s hands.
The guys in these books are amazing. Mr. Ford, Boris, Jordan, Max just to name a few. The reader is kept on their toes as the girls keep going on dates and begin to form relationships with some of the guys more than others. (NOTE: there is no cheating in this book). There is humor mixed in with heartwarming moments as two best friends try to find the perfect guy for each other.
I promise you, this is a MUST read!
Favorite Line: I don’t want to waste time on guys that don’t matter. I want to fall in love. I want butterfly inducing, heart racing, true love. I want to not be able to sleep because he’s on my mind. I want to dream about him when I finally do fall asleep. I wait it all.
Autumn and Summer was a very fun read. Two best friends, unlucky in love, decide that they're going to take over the other's dating life for a month, to see if they can stir things up that way. I thought that the premise was really interesting! I do wish that we'd gotten a teeny bit more depth in the dates, but it doesn't take away from the reading experience, IMO.
I (personally) didn't *like* Summer. I mean, she seemed nice enough, and without giving any spoilers, I was pleased that she found happiness, but I just couldn't connect to her. I can say that she seemed fun, and she was a really good friend to Autumn, who I loved, maybe because I just related to her history a little more.
The men in this book? Absolutely scrumptious!
Autumn & Summer has nice, vivid detail in the settings and imagery, so much so that I could very clearly picture the characters and where they were, which created a very nice reading experience.
Overall, I definitely enjoyed this read, would recommend it, and I'm looking forward to seeing more from Danielle!
Summer and Xavier's relationship was intriguing from start to finish. I wish the author would have elaborated more on Autumn and Jordan's relationship. (Most of the focus was on Summer.) I'm happy that Autumn stood up for her beliefs at the end of the book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good love story, but is a realist at heart. Thanks Danielle Allen for ending the novel with the character's song playlist.
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