Thursday, May 31, 2012

[Tour Stop: Review] Loving Summer by Kailin Gow

Loving Summer by Kailin Gow is a YA Contemporary Romance with an edge - Releases May 28

After not having seen childhood family friends, Rachel and her brothers Nathaniel and Drew in three years, sixteen year old Summer Jones, who has always spent her summers with the Donovans at her Aunt Sookie's Malibu beach house, discovers there is more to her long-time crush on one of the Donovan brothers this summer than meets the eye, especially when Astor Fairway, the handsome television star taking her aunt's acting coaching sessions, notices her. This summer, the summer she is noticed, would be the summer no one could forget.

Book Trailer:


Wow this novel! I don't focus on my genre on contemporary, but when I saw this blog tour, I jumped on it, fast! I don't know why but I think this book had potential. This book definitely made me want to read more contemporary books.

The characters in the book were not boring. I didn't hate them! YAY! I found normal  contemporary female characters will always complain about why would a guy pick me because I am not worthy, ugly and stupid. Well, by complaining that you are ugly when you are clearly not is stupid. Summer was not like that. *Thumbs up*

This book also pushed my boundaries since I never found the love for love triangles or square or any of those kind of thing. This book had love-more-than-triangle. But surprisingly I didn't hate it! I think it was the style of writing or something. I really didn't! You clearly could feel the love from each character. The emotions didn't feel forced.

This book also touches basis on obstacles. By having the parents divorced, totally reminded me of The Last Song (I just watched it last weekend). The book definitely shown how hard it was for the characters when parents divorce. So this is not just a cute ohhhh I am in love type of book. It has shown how people have to step up and take responsibilities when things get tough, and not simply give up. (Thank you! This really motivates me!) The book also mentioned suicide. It hits on so many basis.

I love and hate how the book is short, because by being short, it was a cute, fun, summer read, but I wanted MORE!   

Overall, this book was amazing!

PS: Haha, if you saw my Stacking the Shelves vlog last week, you saw me comment on the physical book itself. It squeaks! Well, when you rub the cover, it squeaks. :P It is some weird, almost sticky, rubbery material. This book definitely made an impression on me. 

Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books, with the majority of them for young adults. Her most popular series are:  The Frost Series, PULSE Series, Desire Series, Wicked Woods, Steampunk Scarlett Novels, and more.  A full-time author, she is also a producer, having worked in radio, television, and film.  She grew up in Southern California, lived in Texas and England, and had traveled extensively around the world.

Check out the Tour Schedule for the rest of the tour stops! <3

Oh! Wait!
Included in Loving Summer's Kindle Version, is a full-length Loving Summer Healthy Summer Recipes Cookbook written by Kailin Gow, which will also a book that will release and be sold separately, and valued at $9.99.

Also, for anyone who purchase a copy of Loving Summer from, they get  a chance to win one of my own Gently Used Coach Bag that is SIGNED by me, as well, valued at $500.


  1. Great review! I love the book trailer. Definitely adding to my to-read list!

  2. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with Kailin Gow. I have read many of her books and the ones that I have read are fantastic. Great review.


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