Friday, May 22, 2015

Monday Reviews on a Friday! - Summer by Summer by Heather Burch

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Reviews - on a Friday! This week, I am reviewing Summer by Summer by Heather Burch. Thanks so much to BookLook Bloggers for sending me this book for an honest review! All opinions are my own.

As usual, lets start with the synopsis!


When Summer took a job as a nanny for a couple vacationing in Belize, she imagined it would be a fresh start before starting college in the fall. And while she adores her charge, Josh, she can’t say the same for her employers’ oldest son, Bray. He’s cocky, inconsiderate, and makes her feel she’s a chore he has to put up with. In short, he’s everything she dislikes in a guy.

Bray had a plan for the summer: party, hang out with friends, and forget all the responsibilities waiting for him back home. But every time he’s forced to be around Summer, her dour, serious mood sets him off. Not to mention she has a habit of picking up on what he already knows is wrong with him.

Then the two find themselves on a dive trip gone wrong, stranded on a remote island. As they focus on survival, their differences melt away, and they find being together may be what both needed all along.
 




Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It was such an epic whirlwind of a story! The survival/stranded on a remote island in the tropics idea was very unique to what I usually read, so I found the entire story to be very refreshing! Everything that Summer and Bray went though was so intense and just insane to think about.

I loved the shipwrecked premise of this book, the only other survival type stories I have read that were similar were Lord of the Flies and These Broken Stars, and this book was still completely different from those, except for the survival aspect.

I liked Summer and Bray's relationship, and while I felt the whole Katie thing added a little bit of unnecessary drama, it still gave something to the intensity of the story!

While this is still technically considered a "Christian romance" it didn't seem overtly preachy or withdrawn. 
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and gave it a 4/5 stars on Goodreads, because I enjoyed it but I didn't love every part of it!