THE SUMMER OF US (Mission Cove Book 1) by Melanie Moreland
Release Date: April 30th
Genre: Contemporary/Small Town/Second Chance Romance
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She was the light in my dark life. The sunshine that warmed me and made me smile.
We had one summer. One perfect summer, until the day it ended.
Years later, she walked back into my life. Older. Sadder. More beautiful than ever.
How can I prove to her that summer was real?
How do I make her see that boy that loved her then, still loves her now?
How do we get back to the summer when we were us?
My ARC Review:
Originally released as as short story, now updated to a full length novel, this is a beautiful and heartwarming story of first loves and second chances, full to the brim of love, heartache, angst, passion, overcoming obstacles, and of course a wonderful ‘Melanie’ epilogue!
Linc and Sunny fell in love as kids, but they are from opposite sides of the track, and Linc’s horrible father won’t let them be together, punishing him terribly many times both physically and mentally. One summer is all they get to spend together before it is ripped away from them.
10 yrs later and Linc is back in his hometown, a grown man, making right all the wrongs his father did, but on the quiet. He is amazed to find Sunny back in town running her own bakery. The connection and chemistry is still there, but they have a lot to overcome if they are to be together again, neither of them are the same and there are a lot of issues to be resolved.
A lovely heartwarming read that will leave you with a smile on your face.
About the Author:
New York Times/Wall Street Journal/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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