Thursday, March 29, 2018

Perfectly Summer (Perfect #3) by Robin Daniels {Review}

Perfectly Summer (Perfect #3) by Robin Daniels
Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published November 28th 2017 by Bluefields 
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Summer vacation is Levi London’s favorite time of the year. Each summer, he and his brothers are shipped off to Florida to stay with their grandparents. For ten weeks everything is perfect. He has freedom, fun, and Summer West—the cute and spunky girl across the street—for whom he’s planned to confess his giant crush.

Right before the London boys are scheduled to leave, a scandalous family situation causes their mom to accompany them on vacation. Not only does Levi’s fun quotient promise to take a nose dive, but all the drama has him feeling less than his normal happy self.

Summer decides that Levi needs a distraction, in the form of a prank war. But he gets more than he bargains for when his older brother Lucas is both better at pranking and determined to date Summer too. Levi is a peacekeeper, but he isn’t sure he can mediate his family’s struggles or strike the right balance between mischief and romance. Especially when Lucas keeps reminding him that all is fair in love and war.

*** This book may contain negative triggers for people with a family history of infidelity.***

Content Description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion novels set at the same high school. It contains minor language, innuendo, crude humor, and kissing. This book has no sex, written or implied, between any of the teenage characters and has no explicit language. However, the family conflict revolves around adultery between the parents. While it is not highly descriptive, sex is discussed multiple times with regard to adult relationships. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
My Review: 4 Stars
I'm a mom and I cannot imagine having three teenage boys who are very close in age, very competitive, and very aggressive, in a sibling type of way. Kudos to their mom for dealing with this handful so well! 
Lucas, Levi, and Logan have been going to Florida to spend their summers with their maternal grandparents for years now and have formed a very tight friendship with neighbors, Hunter and Summer. I love the relationship that this group shares because they all manage to navigate the tricky balance of entertainment, love, dishing out the hard times, and watching each others backs. But the competition for Summer's attention is fierce. 
The story is told from Levi's point of view and it gives me hope that there really are decent guys out there for my daughters someday. Oh, wait! This story is fiction, haha. I do believe there are good guys in the world and loved the calming, sweet, loyal peacemaking and gentleman that he is.
Read the content description, because it really does fit the story well. While the angst runs high at times because of the drama, the playfulness and sass that Summer brings to the story, especially through the prank wars, really helps to ease the tension. This is a fun, teen story with very real and believable characters. The book flows really well and is easy to visualize. I love Florida and felt like my inner teenage self just spent a summer there with these characters.

Content: mild+ language; mild+ romance (kissing, but some talk of intimate relationships between adults with no details given); some crudeness and innuendo

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