Monday, January 17, 2011

Review: Forever Summer

Publisher submission in exchange for an honest review.

Forever Summer
Elaine Dyer
Release Date:
December 1, 2010
Lazy Day Publishing
Word Count:
approx. 61,000
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Summer Alvarez is successful, independent, and a loner by choice. Since losing her family as a child, she decided long ago that it was better to only rely on herself and to avoid any close relationships. In between jobs, she answers an ad for a bilingual teacher for a preschooler, the daughter of Gabriel Rodrigo, a world famous singer and entertainer. Although the idea of world travel is enticing, the reason she feels compelled to accept the position, despite her instant dislike for Gabe, is his adorable little girl, Marisol.

Gabe is used to women throwing themselves at him and after a disastrous marriage, he’s learned not to trust women, especially attractive women like Summer. Intrigued despite himself, he hires her to tutor his four year old while he tours Europe. It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that Summer is altogether different from any woman he’s ever met. Aside from her beauty and intelligence, and aside from the fact that she’d great with his daughter, what he finds most fascinating is the fact that she’d not the least bit interested in him or anything he has to offer. 

Taking her on a family vacation to Spain, Gabe decides to take a chance and act on the strong attraction he feels toward Summer. But will Summer ever consider him as anything other than her employer, and can he charm his way into her well barricaded heart? 

Babs' Review:

What a remarkable read this book was.  All of the characters are amusing even the villain of the book was hysterical.  Summer had an interview with a music star Gabe, to teach his 4 year old daughter.  She couldn't care less about Gabe or his fortune and fame.  She was there to teach his daughter Marisol.

Gabe is intrigued by Summer as he is use to woman throwing themselves at him.  She is hired against Celia's  ( Gabe's life long friend ) judgment.

Summer and Marisol's relationship becomes close. Which burns Celia up.  We soon learn that Celia really doesn't care about Marisol.  There are some misunderstandings at a few points with Gabe and Summer that were entertaining.

What I liked most, is the relationship between Marisol and Summer.  You see the wonderful bond they make together.  I also loved the family atmosphere through out the whole book.  It makes you feel right at home as the reader.

This is the second book I have read by Elaine Dyer and I am enjoying her books tremendously.

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