Author: Michelle Dalton
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Beachfront love blossoms in this refreshing summer romance, in the tradition of “Sixteenth Summer “and” Seventeenth Summer.”
Mandy Sullivan isn’t exactly looking forward to the summer months as tourists invade her seaside hometown on the coast of Maine. Her best friend, Cynthia, has abandoned her for camp and her older brother just announced he’ll be staying at college taking classes for the summer, leaving Mandy with nothing to do and no one to hang out with. Hoping to keep herself busy, Mandy takes a volunteer job at the Rocky Pointe Lighthouse. On her very first day, Oliver Farmingham asks for a private tour. A new–and incredibly cute–face in Rocky Pointe, Oliver seems more interested in Mandy than the lighthouse and its history.
Without her best friend at her side, Mandy is scrambling to act the right way and say the right things when Oliver is around. Cynthia–not Mandy–has always been the confident, flirtatious girl that everyone wanted to be around. As Mandy and Oliver spend more time together exploring the coast, biking through the woods, and attending the local summer festivals, their budding friendship becomes much more. But with Mandy’s insecurities creeping to the surface, can she open her heart to someone who will only be in town for three months?
It was a very good light read for me. I was really into the Paranormal/Fantasy genre this month and it was a good refresher to read a contemporary. Right off the bat this book reminded me of Since You Been Gone and I LOVED Since You Been Gone. Anyways this contemporary really was a cutesy love story to me. And I’m all about that cutesy love story. So we have Mandy and Oliver.
I am very happy on Mandy’s characters. She is so outrageous and you can relate to her. Just like Since You Been Gone her best friend leaves for the summer so she turns to this new guy Oliver who was just visiting the town that she lives in. There is also another character that I liked and that was Oliver’s grandfather Freaky. Freaky is freaky. But a good freaky. He will probably have to be my second favorite character right after Mandy
Mandy was relatable to me. SHe liked to stay indoors, sleep late, and she has an amazing best friend. Once her best friend leaves for the summer, Many actually has a couple of friends that she can hang out with other than her best friend. even though she usually only hangs out with her best friends, she still has other t support her. Then she needs to work in the lighthouse and you already know something big is going to happen while she’s working and that little something is Mr. Oliver. He’s a sweetie, he reminds me of Jem Carstairs. Unlike Jem he is not worthy for me to be added to my fictional boyfriend list. He is a really creative person, and he can get too excited at times. Which I thought was the perfect combination for Mandy.
Now they are working on this project together and all I’m thinking is “I wish my city would do something like this.” The whole story itself was an adventure. It was definitely worth the read, and if you’re into light romance reads then I definitely recommend this to all of y’all.
“Don’t use the mom speech on me” – Swept Away
“Is this what its like to fall in love?”- Swept Away
“D’oh!”- Swept Away
” Go RIGHT! RIGHT! RIGHT!”- SWEPT AWAY