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One Distant Summer (Sweet Hot Summer) Paperback – January 15, 2017
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About the Author
Serena Clarke writes feel-good contemporary fiction, set all over the world. Readers have described her books as engaging page-turners, with sigh-worthy happy endings that'll leave you smiling.
Her own story? She's lived in thirty-nine houses, in seven cities, in four countries. She's been a riding instructor, edited a medical journal, worked at a London law firm, and taught English as a second language to wayward teenagers. And now she's found her own happy ending - living near the beach in beautiful New Zealand with her family, writing the kind of romantic, feel-good books she loves to read. She hopes you'll love them too!
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Liam and his family moved away from their home on the beach of New Zealand when he was 17, right after his brother Ethan's death. Now he's finally back to hopefully find some closure. He never expected to see her there too.
Liam loved Jacinda when they were teens but she dated his older brother instead, now he's stuck with her again as his neighbor. He's tried but hasn't been able to turn his feelings for her off. Jacinda is attracted to him also, but there are secrets connecting them that could destroy her. Can they find the healing they're both looking for and need, or will they continue to live their lives in pain? Will they find comfort and love together? You'll have to read ONE DISTANT SUMMER to find out.
What an amazing emotional love story. ONE DISTANT SUMMER was my first Serena Clarke book, but it won't be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her writing style, the story flowed flawlessly. Her descriptions of the New Zealand beaches definitely makes me want to see them. I cannot wait to read more of her stories. Due to sexual content this novel is recommended for readers 18 and older! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest blog tour review.
The story is occurs mostly in New Zealand and we learn about an escape, a place that seems to be home in more ways than one. There we also meet friends from the past, as well as, new ones who bring some hilarious fun and conversations that are needed to give this story a bit of a lighter side to in the midst of the graying darkness that lurks about. The storyline was well developed, to include the characters, and flowed well from chapter-to-chapter. A story I loved as I read more and more... one that I would also highly recommend!! Add it to your TBR list today!!
One Distant Summer isn’t a simple story. Author Serena Clarke does a phenomenal job giving us something more than just unrequited love or “I fell for the wrong guy.” Jacinda has her own life with fun and loyal friends. She focuses on a successful career, but not to the detriment of her own welfare. She’s a whole person… who just happens to fall into Liam’s neighborhood. Subplots abound — always in support of the main storyline.
Without too much angst, Liam and Jacinda fall in and out of like and lust, trying to determine what will hurt the least. There are lots of gatherings with friends, sandy beach talks, and stolen moments with guitars, as the couple journeys to find a resolution. Serena Clarke successfully takes the reader on that journey — the characters feeling like my own friends, and New Zealand feeling home.