I was looking for escapism, and I got it with this. The last few rom-coms I’ve read have been lackluster for me, but this one hit all the right notes. I’ve read all of the books in this series except for the first one. So my first intro to Summer was in Lana’s story, To the Stars and Back. She was essentially the villain, so I would never have expected for to have her own HEA tale. However, I saw in From Thailand with Love (her twin sister Winter’s book) that there was obviously more to her story.
Summer and Archie (who we also met in From Thailand with Love) have great interactions. There’s some initial combativeness from Summer, then loads of witty banter, flirtation, and fun. What I like about Camilla Isley is that she knows how to infuse some heat to couple’s interactions without incorporating graphic sex. There’s plenty of alluding to and some lead-up to the main event, but the rest is left to the imagination.
For me, the story was believable enough for a rom-com. You know, in that way where two beautiful people meet each other in a stellar location and beat the odds; that way where personality quirks become just another thing to love about someone, and where the commitment phobic suddenly wonder where the other person has been all their life. All that being said, I thought this novel was great and I hope for many more in the series.