Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Until Summer Ends by Elana Johnson {Review}

Until Summer Ends by Elana Johnson
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published August 9th 2016 by Cleis Press

Sophie Newton is determined to prove herself to her father, who insists she could never run a successful business. She opens a beachside taco stand called The Sandy Tortilla and plans to make her own way, one burrito at a time. When she loses her summer help, Sophie rushes to find somebody to help take orders. She finds that somebody in Montgomery Winters, a struggling actor from LA. Mont takes the job; the money’s useful, though he finds that his curvy boss is what really keeps him around. As Sophie and Mont work, they discover an intense attraction between them. But when Mont’s agent calls him about a career-making audition, he decides he must pursue the opportunity, even though he can’t get Sophie out of his head. Now, Sophie must choose between chasing after the man she’s falling in love with and the business she’s fought so hard to build.

My Review: 4 Stars

I love food trucks, but haven't really thought about the work that goes into running one. Sophie's sounds amazing and I was salivating over tacos throughout the book. I was also longing to lounge on the beach with the ocean breezes tossing my hair while I ate that taco.

There was a simmering attraction between Sophie and Mont, yet they each had their secrets and reservations that held them back a bit. I loved watching them gradually peel those layers away, revealing strong and determined characters that a reader could relate to. 

I was emotionally invested and really cared about how their story would end. I loved this story, with its slightly sad undertone and overall glimmers of hope and longing.

Content:  mild-moderate romance elements (steamy clean chemistry, with some innuendo and kissing; a fade-to-black scene that stayed clean)

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