Thursday, March 24, 2016

Her Summer Crush by Linda Hope Lee {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Her Summer Crush (Return to Willow Beach)
Her Summer Crush
by Linda Hope Lee
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She's over her crush…isn't she?

Luci Monroe is on top of the world. She's just graduated from journalism school and she's already landed her dream job in PR. Then Cody Jarvis saunters into her office. Nothing like finding out that your teenage crush, now a gorgeous, globe-trotting, freelance photographer, is going to be your staffer for the summer. Never mind. They're both professionals. And she's over him. Kind of. Anyway, he's not interested. Cody is always waiting to disappear on his next assignment, and Luci needs someone stable. Someone who wants to build a life right here in Willow Beach…


My Review: 4 Stars

Luci has had an unrequited crush on Cody for...well, for a very long time. When a summer journalism job throws them together, with her as the writer and him as the photographer, she finds she's not too sure she's over him. 

Luci is a fun character and not too complex. She's the baby of her family and desires nothing more than to put down her organized roots, stay in her hometown, and spend a lot of time with her family. I'm wasn't surprised for her to discover that you cannot plan your life out because wrenches are thrown into carefully laid plans all the time. There are some unexpected twists that derail her plan in a hurry and one of them is Cody. Cody is the opposite of Luci. He goes where his camera leads him and is a very spur-of-the-moment type of guy, one who has no desire at all to "nest." 

I was expecting more romance with this one, especially given the title, and I definitely would have liked more, but it's still a sweet little story. I always enjoy the characters journeys of growth and overcoming hard things. I really loved the setting--I love the beach and could picture living in this great, small town. I also loved the relationships between each character and his/her family members, as well as Luci in the role of a mentor to Tessa. This is a gentle, sweet, and clean summer romance, perfect for a pool or beach read. There's nothing too deep and is great fluff reading!

Content: mild romance (kissing, vague implication of past, unmarried, intimate relations); no violence; one mild expletive; no religious elements. Clean!

*I received a copy through Prism Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*


Linda Hope Lee

Linda Hope Lee writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and mysteries. She enjoys traveling especially to small towns in search of story ideas. She's also an artist, specializing in watercolor, pen and ink, and colored pencil. Photography provides inspiration for both her writing and her art. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where many of her stories are set.

Other Books by the Author

Eva's DeadlineTreasures of the Heart
Finding Sara (The Red Rock, Colorado, #1)Loving Rose (The Red Rock, Colorado, # 2)

Tour Schedule

March 20th: Launch
March 22nd: Bookworm Nation & I Am A Reader
March 23rd: Wishful Endings
March 25th: Thoughts of a Blonde
March 27th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

$50 Amazon eGift Card
3 copies of Her Summer Crush (print if US, ebook if international)
Open internationally
Ends April 1st

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  1. Her Summer Crush sounds great ♡ I would love to read this book. Thank you

    1. Hi, Linda, Thank you for your interest in Her Summer Crush and for stopping by on the tour.

  2. I love stories where old flames come back to see out their love stories.

    1. Hi, Cole, Thank you for your comment. I like that plot line, too. Her Summer Crush was a fun story to write.

  3. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I really like the book cover, it is so romantic... which perfectly matches the story line