Review: The Summer Deal

The Summer Deal (Wildstone, #5)


From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a friends-to-frenemies-to-sisters story… And then add in a love story (okay, two love stories). Shake. Stir. Read on a lazy summer day at the beach.

Brynn Turner desperately wishes she had it together, but her personal life is like a ping-pong match that’s left her scared and hurt after so many attempts to get it right. In search of a place to lick her wounds and get a fresh start, she heads back home to Wildstone.

And then there’s Kinsey Davis, who after battling serious health issues her entire twenty-nine years of life, is tired of hoping for . . . well, anything. She’s fierce, tough, and pretty much the opposite of Brynn except for one thing: they’re half-sisters. Kinsey is keeping this bombshell, and a few others as well. Long time frenemies from summer camp, there’s no way she’s going to tell Brynn they’re related.

But then Brynn runs into Kinsey’s lifelong best friend, Eli, renewing a childhood crush. He’s still easy-going and funny and sexy as hell. When he gets her to agree to a summer-time deal to trust him to do right by her, no matter what, she never dreams it’ll result in finding a piece of herself she didn’t even know was missing. She could have a sister, love, and a future―if she can only learn to let go of the past.

As the long days of summer wind down, the three of them must discover if forgiveness is enough to grasp the unconditional love that’s right in front of them. 

Rating: 5-stars


The Summer Deal by Jill Shalvis is epic on both the emotional and action levels. Two young women are pulled together in this heartfelt book. There were plenty of crying and laugh-out-loud moments to enjoy. Kinsey’s is outgoing and full of life. She is sort of pushy but it’s really not at the same time. Then, there’s her half-sister and frenemy, Brynn. Brynn is kind and not as out going as Kinsey. Both of them added a special air to this read. I loved following their journey and episodes of drama. Secrets, past hurts, and forgiveness are displayed throughout this novel. Fun, exciting, and filled with humor too, this story was a perfect summer read. Jill Shalvis kept me entertained from the start with these sisters. Overall, I recommend this contemporary romance to all readers.

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