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Book Review - Summer is for Lovers by Jennifer McQuiston

This is the next book in the series I reviewed a couple of weeks ago.  While I really enjoyed the first book, I found I enjoyed this one even more.
The book takes place in the same world as What Happens In Scotland, but this time David has gone down to Brighton for an extended holiday with his Mother.  This also happens to be the same place he had previously attempted to take his life 11 years earlier and had been saved by a local girl.  They meet again on the same beach, and strike-up a friendship knowing nothing more can happen because he is unwilling to fall in love again and she needs to find a husband with more financial security.  At least that is the plan.
While this is the second book in the Avon series, this book stands alone well.  The same humor is there from What Happens in Scotland, but this book expands upon all of the elements that were present in the previous book and this time knocks them out of the park.  The humor is still there, but is more subtle and rarely takes…

Book Review - Loved by You (A Laurel Heights Novel) by Kate Perry

This is the 10th, and I believe final, novel in the Laurel Heights series by Kate Perry.  KT and Chance are both quirky characters who begin a fake relationship that at some point stops feeling fake, and they have to figure out if they can make a real relationship work.  The side story is about KT's sister Bijou's budding relationship with musician/therapist Will, and her reluctance to date another relationship.  KT and Bijou grew up the children of world famous rock star parents, who are just as quirky and lovable as their children. 
We also get to see glimpses of several of the previous characters in the Laurel Heights series.  If this is the end, I wish we could have seen just a bit more of the characters we had grown to love as some were completely omitted in the final book and I felt like I didn't have a chance to say goodbye.
I think for a new reader who had not read the previous books, this would be easy to pick-up and not feel lost.  The characters from previous boo…

Book Review - What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston

This book is best described as The Hangover meets Jane Austen.  This was a challenging task, but McQuiston absolutely hit it out of the park.  She had me on the first page.  I found myself reading half of it out loud to my less than appreciative husband because I was laughing so hard.
Romance - 4 stars
The romance in this book was good.  It felt a little rushed at times, and I wasn't always sure if the heroine was wanting a relationship or if she wasn't.  Neither did she, so that was probably the point, but sometimes the story felt a little wishy-washy because of it.  I was getting a little frustrated 1/3 of the way into the book when they main characters had not really met yet, but once they did there was no doubt that I wanted these two to get together in the end, and the way it happened was perfect.
Plot - 5 stars
The plot in this book was solid.  McQuiston did a great job putting several different smaller story-lines into play, and then wrapping them all up believably by t…