We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Summer with a Star Audiobook

Summer with a Star: Second Chances, Book 1

Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

All Tasha Pike has wanted for the past 20 years is to rent Sand Dollar Point for a summer. The grand Victorian on the beach of Summerbury, Maine was the object of her childhood fantasy and her standard of romance - and it was finally happening. Her dream summer is ruined, however, when she arrives in Summerbury to find that Hollywood superstar Spencer Ellis has muscled his way into the house instead. His offer that they share Sand Dollar Point is not only infuriating - it's insulting.

He's a celebrity, and one she's determined to hate.

Spencer's summer in Maine was supposed to help him get his head screwed on straight. One look at Tasha, however, made that impossible. She's beautiful. She's angry. She doesn't care who he is. She doesn't care about his fame. In fact, she doesn't even like him.

She's irresistible.

He's only got the summer. She's only got her heart. They've only got each other.

©2015 Meredith Farmer (P)2016 Meredith Farmer

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (49 )
5 star
 (14)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
3.8 (44 )
5 star
 (14)
4 star
 (14)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.2 (47 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (7)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Tami A. 11-28-16
    Tami A. 11-28-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story but...."

    This was a great read and I love the plot and how the characters developed but it was all I could do to listen to the reader. My six year old granddaughter reads with more depth. She has a really grating voice, mispronounced words, and paused in places that threw off the sentences. For example one line she reads:

    You haven't changed
    The way you see me
    One bit

    The meter throws off the intensity of the read when done improperly and she needs to listen to people who CAN read before doing any more herself. The story definitely was worth listening to but I will certainly avoid Dawnya's narrations when scoping out future novels.
    Claire Bocking, now THERE is a reader!!!! That lady could make the phone book riveting!!! Have Dawnya's listen to her books and she should see what I mean.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pixie Mom 07-29-16
    Pixie Mom 07-29-16 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    23
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    494
    43
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mediocre story with both highs and lows"

    This was the first book I've read (listened to) by Merry Farmer and I wanted to enjoy finding a new author. However, I had a really hard time warming up to the heroine, Tasha, and it may have been because of the high pitched voice the narrator gave her. In the story, Tasha, a second grade teacher, has just been dumped by her fiancé of 13 years, after realizing that he'd been cheating on her most of that time and he thought it was okay to do that. Since she had been saving for 10+ years to rent the beach house of her dreams in coastal Maine for the summer, she went there to get over the hurt and relax for the summer. She arrives at the house and finds out that it has been rented out from under her to a movie star. He offers to share the big house with her and the story goes on from there. Spence, the star, turns out to be a noble upstanding guy who takes a shine to Tasha, but her self esteem has been so badly wounded that she can't accept that someone of Spence's standing would be interested in her for more than a summer fling.

    There were points in the story where I just couldn't stand Tasha, she was such a weak battered down persona. Spence, on the other hand, was worthy of someone better. And Spence's agent was hard to like as well, until the end of the book where she did redeem herself.

    The narrator was easy to understand and spoke rather slowly. Her voices, other than Tasha, were fine. When she spoke Tasha's words, it sounded high pitched and fakey. It wasn't worth a full credit, but would be a good purchase for a sale item.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anonymous 06-21-16
    Anonymous 06-21-16 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    68
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narrator - huge turn off, book itself - good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Summer with a Star to be better than the print version?

    NO!!!


    What three words best describe Dawnya Clarine’s performance?

    Huge turn off.


    Any additional comments?

    I have these three books in print and enjoyed them. Quick, fun reads. Got the audiobooks on sale and am really glad that I did not pay full price for them. The narration is just such a huge turn off. It takes characters that I actually like and turns them into odd, awkward people with no personality. The tone and fluency of narration are distracting and makes it hard to enjoy the stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    SiGHg 06-10-16
    SiGHg 06-10-16

    sgh

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    54
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Poor Narration Weak Whinny Female
    "

    The narration on this book was so stilted, overly dramatic and the cadence so unnatural, that I did something I have never done on an audio book before; I jumped to the last chapters just to get closure. I also didn't like the wimpy, dithery female character: I got really tired of her angst and whiny lack of self esteem.
    Sorry, I don't usually write such negative reviews, but I found myself really disgusted that I had spent money on this book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    EB 05-17-16
    EB 05-17-16 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hate the wistful, sing-songy, breathless reader"

    The story isn't bad but the reader is awful. She turns any character into a whiny, pathetic, weak person. A stronger reader would have made the protagonist a less fractured, more resilient, situationally stressed person who the listener could relate too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brenda Laughlin 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Formulaic boredom!"

    The narration was really awful. The story was formula romance and I didn't finish it. Truly boring!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.