Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Review: When Summer Ends

When Summer Ends
When Summer Ends by Isabelle Rae

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GoodReads Synopsis: Chloe Henderson has never been one to break the rules or push the boundaries… but during her summer break, she and her friends use fake IDs to sneak into a club. It’s there that she meets handsome and alluring bartender, Will Morris. The pair hit it off immediately, growing closer with every passing day. But as with every summer, it has to end sometime.

Chloe’s senior year approaches and there’s a shock in store when she returns to do her final year at school. Will is there too, but he’s not one of her fellow students…

My Thoughts: When I read the synopsis for this book, it reminded me of an movie called “Sooner or Later” with Rex Smith (swoon) and Denise Miller from 1979. Yeah, I know, I am dating myself…suddenly I feel so much older than I did a minute ago. Anyway, I loved this movie, and the book. So with that memory in mind, I picked up “When Summer Ends”. I am so glad I did!

I started “When Summer Ends” last night and it proceeded to keep me up until after 2am. This was an incredibly sweet story. I couldn’t imagine being in Chloe’s shoes walking into the first day of school to find out your boyfriend is the new Calculus teacher. EEK! And in the lead up to that discovery, Chloe and Will seem to be meant for each other.

You know as the story continues that something is going to be discovered, somehow, somewhere. All you can do is sit back and wait…and hope it all works out for the best.

This story was a roller coaster ride of emotions. One I plan on taking again…it was just too good of a read. I’m going to have to read it again. Clich├ęs and predictability aside, the love and ultimate devotion that flow through the story put this one high up on list of favorites to re-read. I’m going to have to check to see if Isabella Rae has any more work out there in the hopes of finding another gem like “When Summer Ends”.

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