Monday, July 30, 2018

Review 'The Summer I Loved You' by J.L. Lora
He swore to never come back. She promised to hold him to his word. 

After years of living the life his oppressive parents wanted for him, Cameron Blake is ready to pursue his dreams of being a reclusive artist. Pleasing the faithful baseball fans of the New York Emperors has been rewarding, but now all he wants is peace and quiet. That and an irreversible vasectomy. Because there’s no way he’s passing on the heavy burden of the Blake genes to an innocent child. But Cameron never gets what he wants. Ever.

The last thing Adrianna Arenas needs is for her ex to slide back into her life. Not when she can throw a nine-year-old curve ball that will change his game. Not when his father could tear her world apart with a simple phone call. Especially not when, despite everything that stands between them, her insides go wild when Cameron walks into a room. But Adri never gets to keep things the way she needs them. Ever.

After ten years, fate brings Cameron face-to-face with Adrianna, the woman he never forgot, and the little girl that ties them forever.

It all goes back to the secrets, jealousy, and heartache that destroyed the magical summer when they loved each other madly, broke each other’s hearts, and changed each other’s lives.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
July 24th, 2018
A Love For All Seasons #1
Contemporary Romance
eBook, Paperback
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My Review:

I just love a good second chance romance story. So when I saw the sign up for ‘The Summer I Loved You’ it immediately sparked my interest. I read the book description and I just knew I wanted to read this book. So obviously I was super excited when I got an email approving me to read an ARC.

In ‘The Summer I Loved You’ we meet Cameron Blake and Adrianna Arenas. Cameron and Adrianna where madly in love with each other almost ten years ago. But a fight, made worse by their stubbornness and Cam’s oppressive parents made them lose contact. But they never truly forgot one another. Especially not Adrianna who has a nine year old daughter who has a resemblance to Cam and his brother and sister. So when Cameron and Adrianna meet almost ten years later they are surprised to find there’s still a lot of chemistry and passion between them.

‘The Summer I Loved You’ was from the very beginning a book I really enjoyed. It starts with a little throwback to ten years ago, the last summer Cameron and Adrianna spend together. Although you don’t know the complete story then, you can easily feel the love and chemistry between both characters and it made me want to keep on reading.

Both main characters Cameron and Adrianna are fun to get to know. They are both very passionate people and this makes for some intense moments. They both have strong characters that clash at times, and they are so crazy for one another that they make it harder for themselves than seems necessary. What I definitely loved about this book is the way it’s so clear that these two are meant to be together. The only real question was if they where able to forget the past and fight the people who wanted to do them harm.

This was my first J.L. Lora novel and I must say I really loved her writing. From the very beginning I was hooked to the pages, and I just wanted to know how the story would go. There is lots of romance, and some very sexy scenes but there is also suspense and some nail-biting moments. There’s definitely enough going on in this book.

I did find myself a little bit disappointed about the ending. It all went so fast and I still felt like there were some lose ends. But since this book is the first in a series, I hope to get more answers in the next books. And boy do I hope the next book is about Cam’s brother or sister. It definitely felt like they had a story to tell as well.

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About the Author:

J. L. Lora was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States just at the
age of 13. Her goal in life was always to be a writer. As a child, she told stories to her family and friends and wrote fiction about historic figures. 

Today, her stories explore the dark side of good characters, people who are backed into corners and how they react to it. She loves strong heroines and their equally powerful love interests. She currently lives in Maryland while pursuing her dream of writing compelling, sexy, can’t-put-down stories about empowered, badass heroines and take-your-breath-away heroes.

For more information about J.L. Lora please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

I received this ARC from Caffeinated Services in exchange for my honest review. 

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