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The Summer Deal I am glad I had the opportunity to read this latest offering from Shalvis The Summer Deal, the fifth book in the Wildstone series, turned out to be both my favourite read of the series and 2020 Shalvis created an awesome and heart warming story, which featured a cast of lovable but sometimes irritating characters Collectively they had suffered pain, loss and heartbreak and my heart broke for them all Throughout the story, I kept hoping they would get the happiness they deserved.The author tr I am glad I had the opportunity to read this latest offering from Shalvis The Summer Deal, the fifth book in the Wildstone series, turned out to be both my favourite read of the series and 2020 Shalvis created an awesome and heart warming story, which featured a cast of lovable but sometimes irritating characters Collectively they had suffered pain, loss and heartbreak and my heart broke for them all Throughout the story, I kept hoping they would get the happiness they deserved.The author treated the reader to not one but two sweet and swoon worthy romances The romance which existed between Deck and Kinsey and the one developing between Eli and Brynne.I had a marvellous time watching how the relationships developed between the characters My favourite of them all was the relationships which existed between Brynne and Kinsey and Deck and Kinsey Brynne and Kinsey had a complicated relationship Discovering that the person you grew up disliking and bullying at camp is your half sister would have been quite a shocker Her fear of revealing this knowledge to Brynne had the potential to destroy their budding friendship.Deck and Kinsey loved each other, but her medical issues had her running scared, which led her to keep pushing him away Deck s patient and understanding nature would be the catalyst to save their relationship.The Summer Deal is a story about love, family, friendships and building relationships The issues raised although heavy were lightened by the humour Shalvis sprinkled throughout the story This allowed for a few laugh out loud moments I especially loved the scenes featuring the kindergarteners Kids really do say the darndest things.Conclusion RecommendationThe Summer Deal was a fantastic read and one I would highly recommendThis review was originally posted on Totally Addicted to Reading TITLE THE SUMMER DEALAUTHOR Jill ShalvisSERIES Wildstone 5RELEASE DATE June 2, 2020GENRE Women s Fiction, Contemporary RomanceTHEMES TROPES Smalltown RomanceRATING 3 StarsCLIFFHANGER NoREAD MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG They all had a role here, she realized And Eli s role was the glue Family is a big theme in all books in this series but evenso in this one Brynn was lucky to be born into a loving home of two women Bullied at school for it her childhood and teenage TITLE THE SUMMER DEALAUTHOR Jill ShalvisSERIES Wildstone 5RELEASE DATE June 2, 2020GENRE Women s Fiction, Contemporary RomanceTHEMES TROPES Smalltown RomanceRATING 3 StarsCLIFFHANGER NoREAD MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG They all had a role here, she realized And Eli s role was the glue Family is a big theme in all books in this series but evenso in this one Brynn was lucky to be born into a loving home of two women Bullied at school for it her childhood and teenage years were far from easy When she returns home to Wildstone with her twil tucked between her legs after she was conned by her ex boyfriend she is looking for a place to heal Of course in a small town like Wildstone she can t avoid running into the best friend of your former tormentor and arch enemy who Brynn had a crush when she was a teen.Eli has made himself a home, along with his little brother Max and best friend Kinsey His family let him down too many times and after a failed relationship love is far from his mind until he rubs into the girl who he shared his first kiss with and now pretends not to recognize him He wanted thisthan he should, but if he knew one thing about life, it was that what he wanted rarely mattered Now, these two were fine and nice and that s why they were perfect for one another but I thought as hero and heroine they were just too bland and I found myself wishing that Kinsey and her amazing love interest Deck would have been the main protagonists and the story told from their points of view We do get Kinsey s POV and I loved her so much She had edges, was bitchy but you knew that it was all for show to protect the ones she loved She was frustrating, but I was never enough at her to throw my Kindle Who frustrated me the most when it came to Kinsey was Eli He enabled Kinsey to be dishonest and never forced her to come out with her truth.I did love their friendship though and how they loved each other unconditionally And I absolutely enjoyed the budding relationship between Kinsey and Brynn It was great to watch Brynn growing a backbone and standing up for herself You re a very strange woman Takes one to know one Now Deck and Kinsey OMG they were so good together Deck was the male I m used to in Jill s books A little alpha and a lot of goodness His love for Kinsey was so honest, patient and forgiving and he gave her the room she needed He was a good man with a dash of naughty and I just adored him Stop redirecting and avoiding Just listen Because I m going to tell you exactly how I feel so that I know that you know, and then you know that I know that you know She gaped at him You ve been watching Friends Three times a week without fail I m in love with you, Kinsey Oh, God Her heart stopped Jill Shalvis is my go to author for comfort reads THE SUMMER DEAL wasn t as spellbinding as the other installments in this series although it had all the ingredients I love so much about her stories The family dynamics and the friendships are always heartwarming Add to that a funny pup with a sweet personality and it s exactly what we need in the time we live in right now I ll definitely grab the next one From New York Times Bestselling Author Jill Shalvis Comes A Friends To Frenemies To Sisters Story And Then Add In A Love Story Okay, Two Love Stories Shake Stir Read On A Lazy Summer Day At The BeachBrynn Turner Desperately Wishes She Had It Together, But Her Personal Life Is Like A Ping Pong Match That S Left Her Scared And Hurt After So Many Attempts To Get It Right In Search Of A Place To Lick Her Wounds And Get A Fresh Start, She Heads Back Home To WildstoneAnd Then There S Kinsey Davis, Who After Battling Serious Health Issues Her Entire Twenty Nine Years Of Life, Is Tired Of Hoping For Well, Anything She S Fierce, Tough, And Pretty Much The Opposite Of Brynn Except For One Thing They Re Half Sisters Kinsey Is Keeping This Bombshell, And A Few Others As Well Long Time Frenemies From Summer Camp, There S No Way She S Going To Tell Brynn They Re RelatedBut Then Brynn Runs Into Kinsey S Lifelong Best Friend, Eli, Renewing A Childhood Crush He S Still Easy Going And Funny And Sexy As Hell When He Gets Her To Agree To A Summer Time Deal To Trust Him To Do Right By Her, No Matter What, She Never Dreams It Ll Result In Finding A Piece Of Herself She Didn T Even Know Was Missing She Could Have A Sister, Love, And A Future If She Can Only Learn To Let Go Of The PastAs The Long Days Of Summer Wind Down, The Three Of Them Must Discover If Forgiveness Is Enough To Grasp The Unconditional Love That S Right In Front Of Them I enjoyed the premise for this book a lot Setting up two romances into one book seems like the pattern in Wildstone series In The Summer Deal, one is set between Brynn and Eli her long lost childhood camp crush with a slow burn relationship while the other one revolves around Kinsey Eli s best friend and Brynn s childhood nemesis secret step sister and Deck, a male nurse I admit I would have liked to readabout Falling into like with Brynn as she navigates through her new life fresh fr I enjoyed the premise for this book a lot Setting up two romances into one book seems like the pattern in Wildstone series In The Summer Deal, one is set between Brynn and Eli her long lost childhood camp crush with a slow burn relationship while the other one revolves around Kinsey Eli s best friend and Brynn s childhood nemesis secret step sister and Deck, a male nurse I admit I would have liked to readabout Falling into like with Brynn as she navigates through her new life fresh from a bad break up, having to deal with her nemesis from summer camp, Kinsey, and all the rest of The Summer Deal cast was no hardship Once againShalvisdoes a great job piquing a reader s interest by developing endearing characters full of quirks and flaws, making them very relatable.I loved the dichotomy between the two sisters, especially reading their journal entries I particularly loved Kinsey, I could relate to her prickly behavior while being a big softie inside.My only issue with the story was the repetitiveness in the pattern Eli and Kinsey keeping secrets from Brynn, up until the very end of the book I just couldn t understand why either of them kept another secret from Brynn when the first one had already made her fled and broke the trust she had so tentatively given them If felt very contrived to use this again to keep the story going.Reuniting two childhood frenemies around one big secret disclosed in the blurb , The Summer Deal read like an easy beach read, entertaining throughout, it was lighthearted while still straddling heavier themes Humor, family drama, romance and steam, is all I needed to get my mind off things this week Special mention for the Mini effect, cute dog alert TheJill Shalvis MagiclivesMore reviews and book talk atYou can find me here too Family oriented series with sister centered plotline book one has sisters who found out that they are half sister after one of them learns she is adopted Lost and Found Sisters book two has sisters of heart, the one you choose to be your sister not by blood but life circumstances Rainy Day Friends book three has estranged sisters The Lemon Sisters book four has siblings where one of them is not only a sister but also raised them Almost Just Friends book five has a half sister that knew ea Family oriented series with sister centered plotline book one has sisters who found out that they are half sister after one of them learns she is adopted Lost and Found Sisters book two has sisters of heart, the one you choose to be your sister not by blood but life circumstances Rainy Day Friends book three has estranged sisters The Lemon Sisters book four has siblings where one of them is not only a sister but also raised them Almost Just Friends book five has a half sister that knew each other as kids but just recently learn they are related This book so far in the entire series has the weakest romance Still, solid series with some gems I adore everything Jill Shalvis writes. Book number 5 in the Wildstone series can be read as a stand alone I loved the drama, I really loved the two romances I thought about how messed up they all were and how well they fit together at the same time I loved that they ended up close and never gave up on each other.This is a 4 star read and one that you don t want to miss The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own. 3.5 starsThe Summer Deal was the perfect summer beach read.Light hearted, and fun to read With some family drama who doesn t like that thanks to a complex sibling dynamic, the story was a wonderful comfort read.The author did the family siblings dynamic very well The characters felt real and authentic Although they were flawed, in a messed up kind of way, they were still endearing, and easy to root for.And even though I loved that we got two romances in one book, the most important relation 3.5 starsThe Summer Deal was the perfect summer beach read.Light hearted, and fun to read With some family drama who doesn t like that thanks to a complex sibling dynamic, the story was a wonderful comfort read.The author did the family siblings dynamic very well The characters felt real and authentic Although they were flawed, in a messed up kind of way, they were still endearing, and easy to root for.And even though I loved that we got two romances in one book, the most important relationship definitely happened between Kinsey and Brynn The book excelled at complicated relationships And I thought the author did a great job resolving it all, but first she had them both stumble around a bit.I also loved that each chapter started with a summer camp journal entry from either Kinsey or Brynn They were too adorable at times, and gave the reader glimpses of the time it all began When the girls met at camp, shared a cabin, and their rocky frenemy ship really started.Overall, the entire setup was very summery, it had a beachy feel to it From the guys surfing, to the roommate situation, and the complex relationships, the book had the perfect summer vibe.A feel good novel with heart warming characters.But it didn t surprise me that out of the two couples, Kinsey and Deck were the ones that stood out to me the most, they were a bitinteresting Kinsey and Deck hadcharisma,character, and just the right dose of edginess.ABOUT THE AUDIOBOOK The audiobook was well done And the narrator did a fantastic job with her male voices, the roughness in her voice came across really well I pretty much flew through the book, probably didn t take methan three days, and with only 8 hours it had the perfect length too.I received a copy of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review My opinions have not been influenced by the publisher or the author.Findreviews and book recommendations on my blog.Find me on Bookstagram This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I loved this book I have been a fan of Jill Shalvis s books since I picked up one of her books a few years ago I haven t read all of her books yet but I have kept up with all of herrecent releases This book might be my favorite out of those I have read I had such a great time with this book and found it really hard to put down This book is the fifth book in the Wildstone series but each of the books in the series read as s This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I loved this book I have been a fan of Jill Shalvis s books since I picked up one of her books a few years ago I haven t read all of her books yet but I have kept up with all of herrecent releases This book might be my favorite out of those I have read I had such a great time with this book and found it really hard to put down This book is the fifth book in the Wildstone series but each of the books in the series read as stand alone novels so you can feel free to jump into the series anywhere I was taken by the cast of characters in this story right away Brynn is going back home to her two moms in Wildstone after being taken advantage of by her boyfriend Kinsey has lived with major health problems for a long time and feels like she has an expiration date so she avoids making connections with the exception of Eli Eli has been Kinsey s best friend since they were kids He has had plenty of his own issues but he watches out for Kinsey even though they are just friends Brynn, Kinsey, and Eli all went to summer camp together and some of their memories of each other are less than pleasant.All of the characters in this book felt very authentic to me Brynn s entire life was turned upside down but she working to put things back together I loved her two moms but understood her desire to be out on her own Kinsey has been dealing with some pretty big health issues for years and I thought that she had a pretty good attitude about everything Eli has been through a lot of things in his life but he still wants to take care of those that he is close to This book did a lot of things really well I love the romance between Brynn and Eli and thought that they were great together I was thrilled that we got a second romance in this book with Kinsey and Beck and I thought that their story was really well done The relationship between Kinsey and Brynn was really pivotal to the book I enjoyed seeing them open up and start to trust each other I thought that getting a glimpse of how they saw each other as kids through their journal entries added a lot to the story.I would highly recommend this book to others I thought that it was a very well done story with a great cast of characters that focused on a variety of relationships I cannot wait to readfrom Jill Shalvis I won an advanced review copy of this book from William Morrow Paperbacks through a giveaway on Goodreads.Initial ThoughtsI loved this book It falls somewhere between 4 and 5 stars for me and I am rounding up for now I loved the characters in this book and their complicated relationships just seemed to work for me There were a lot of things going on in this story and I think that the characters all really grew throughout the book It was a lot of fun to see them all work to improve their relationships Loving someone, faults and all While going for my morning walk with hubby in a social distancing appropriate way , I was thinking about my review of The Summer Deal I was contemplating about how this story made me feel, and how some families are born, and some are made While reading a lot of Jill Shalvis stories, I find myself appreciative of what I have when compared to the lives of the characters I am so glad that I didn t have to make my own version of a family because I m pretty stoked Loving someone, faults and all While going for my morning walk with hubby in a social distancing appropriate way , I was thinking about my review of The Summer Deal I was contemplating about how this story made me feel, and how some families are born, and some are made While reading a lot of Jill Shalvis stories, I find myself appreciative of what I have when compared to the lives of the characters I am so glad that I didn t have to make my own version of a family because I m pretty stoked with the one I have.Famous last words I mean thoughts Geez, my family can drive me insane with all their caring, thoughtful attentiveness and stuff I swear my mother thinks I m an idiot sometimes She likes to forward me articles with helpful tips on finance, health, education, food, fashion, living with boys and a million other random subjects It s like she s forgotten that she s already taught me how to be a good, law abiding citizen with a brain in my head.I should probably take all of that back but it sort of has a bit to do with The Summer Deal See, a lot of this story is about dealing with your family whether it be the one you re born into or the one you have made for yourself By the end, it was very clear to me that it doesn t matter if it s born or made, they ll always drive you insane but they do it because they care.I really liked Brynn, Eli and Kinsey and found them to be extremely annoying I think it is realistic to like characters but also find them frustrating too because nobody is perfect In this case, Brynn is returning home from a failed relationship and she s suffering from I m such an idiot syndrome Eli, well the poor bugger has, my life goal is to take care of everyone else syndrome And, finally, Kinsey has, I ll scratch your eyes out if you dare look at me with pity syndrome In other words, these three are MESSED UP Now, you might be asking how we have three main characters but we re not talking m nage Well, Brynn and Eli are our love interests and Kinsey is connected to them both I can honestly say, that Jill Shalvis does a fantastic job of convincing me that there are no romantic feelings between Eli and Kinsey, even though they have been connected since they were kids Her way of convincing me is Deck Wow I LOVED Deck I may even be a little sad that this wasn t Deck s story Not saying I didn t enjoy Brynn and Eli s love story but DECK Story wise, The Summer Deal was a wee bit emotional This is the kind of story where all of your emotions take a rollercoaster ride As with each instalment of the Wildstone series, this is not just a romance The love and relationships are familial, friendly and romantic Brynn and Kinsey started out rocky because of old hurts, betrayals and secrets Kinsey knew for years she had a sister and Brynn was completely blindsided when she found out.Kinsey and Eli s relationship, while mostly like a brother sister, there was a lotof Eli giving and Kinsey taking This may come across as selfish on Kinsey s part, but in some ways, she was giving Eli what he needed most Someone to focus his shelter and protect nature on Eli does have his little brother Max for that too, but Max is an adult and doesn t need Eli as much any The relationship between Eli and Brynn was rocky to start with because they both had to learn to trust This one probably needed the most work because Eli was keeping a bunch of secrets when they first got together They weren t his secrets to tell but it wasn t a great way to start a relationship If I had one problem with the story, I d have to say that Kinsey drove me crazy and Eli enabled her There is NO WAY Eli should have let Kinsey keep her secrets from Brynn as long as she did He was jeopardising his budding relationship by keeping his mouth shut I m not sure I would have been as forgiving as Brynn when all the truths had been shared I get it, Kinsey was sick I just found it frustrating that the secrets went on through the whole story.Sorry, this was a wee bit of a rambling review I really enjoyed reading The Summer Deal and I would have been quite happy if it went on and on and on I loved the dynamics of the relationships and the closeness between them all I loved Brynn s Mums, Raina and Olive, Max, Eli s brother, and Deck, Kinsey s boyfriend, but not really boyfriend I wantedand I was sad when it came to the end.If you re a fan of Jill Shalvis, you will not be disappointed in The Summer Deal While it was an emotional journey that at times brought a tear to my eye, I did finish with a big goofy smile on my face I can t wait forin this series Stacey is Sassy, received an advanced copy of this story The copy provided is not the final copy and may be subject to edits and changes.


About the Author: Jill Shalvis

Multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is mostly coincidental Look for Jill s bestselling, award winning heartwarming and full of humor novels wherever books are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city girl living in the mountains adventures Her most recent book, ALMOST JUST FRIENDS, was just published last month and her next book, THE SUMMER DEAL, comes out in June.Look for Jill s ALMOST JUST FRIENDS and get all her bestselling, award winning books wherever romances are sold Visit for a complete book list and fun blog detailing her city girl living in the mountains adventures.Connect with Jill


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