Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction….
Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-30s, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia—whose caustic wit covers up her wounds—has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted most in the world…though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets.
A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs. Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about. Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs?
Five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them.
©2011 Whodunnit, Inc. (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
With subplots going for each character the story was multi-leveled and there was never a dull moment in Summer Rental. Even though the narrator very occasionally slipped with a bit of a Jersey type accent, she did very well with the main characters southern voices, as well as defining a different sounding voice for each person. Keating has a pleasant voice to listen to and I would gladly listen to more books read by her.
Yes - it allows you to escape and relax as if you were actually in the story.
Savannah Breeze - by the same author - another great MKA must read!
Yes - just as good
Surf, Sand, and Mayhem make you want to check into this Summer Rental
The twists and turns in this story are fun
The end of the summer is not what you would think
Smooth, rich, flowing
Pretty much all of them. It was just a mindless beach read with un-relateable characters, over-the-top but superficial plotlines, and cliches falling all over each other. It was basically preposterous in all ways.
I like all the different characters.
Julia was my favorite character because she doesn't hold back and goes after what she wants.
Differnt have a specific one, I loved the whole book.
Julia - she speaks her mind and doesn't hold back.
This book made me happy. It brought back memories of past days at the beach and hope for more great beach memories in the future.
Fun, fun, fun.
I would recommend the book because it is a great read and so easy to see ourselves in these positions.
When the girlfriends are trying to make sense of their new housemates background.
the different accents of the girlfriends, it just made the conversation seem more real
This was a great beach read with just enough romance and plenty of laughs.
Enjoyed this OBX listen, mostly predictable. Being from NC and familar with OBX I identify with the areas and some of the places they mentioned in the book.-Could hear the screen doors slamming, ocean breeze off the water, with a little bit of sandy grit in every room of the house no matter how hard you clean.
Similar to most of her books, enjoy them when I just want a relaxing listen!
Her accent and voice inflections makes makes the characters real and bring more emphasis to parts of the story
Go to the beach for the day !
Close to the top of the list.
Can't share it will ruin the story!
Isabel does a great job defining characters. I will look for her on more audible books.
Not extreme but both funny and touching at times.
YES I WOULD
THE FEMALES THAT HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE GRADE SCHOOL, VERY FUNNY CHARACTERS, LOVE THEM, WANT MORE OF THEM.
ALL OF THE GIRL FRIENDS
ASK THE AUTHOR
I WANT A SERIES OF THIS BOOK ALSO!
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