Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she's starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.
Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.
“Bringing the small-town Michigan setting evocatively to the forefront, Pennington’s sophomore novel captures the pleasures of new love.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Praise for LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES
“A captivating read and a great pick for fans of Morgan Matson and Emery Lord!” ―RT Book Reviews
“Filled with lyrics, love, and late nights, Pennington's debut novel will appeal to romance fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti.” ―School Library Journal
“Pennington’s debut is a light road-tripping romance about redemption and the love of music.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Reading Cam & Vee's past and present romance reminds me of This is Us! This is going on my keeper shelf.” ―Simone Elkeles, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author
Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after.” ―Katy Upperman, author of Kissing Max Holden
“Boys in bands, second chance romance, and pitch-perfect chemistry. Love Songs & Other Lies hits all the right notes!” ―Gina Ciocca, author of Last Year's Mistake
“Fun and full of heart, with a hero who stole my heart!” ―Katie McGarry, author of Pushing the Limits
A perfect love story for the summer.
This story begins with the end of Junior year for Olivia and Aiden. Both had a life plan, both plans were crushed by circumstances out of their control, both had no clue what to do next.
Of course Olivia and Aiden knew each other, they went to the same small high school. However, their paths never really crossed until they both started working for Aiden's family business when summer vacation started.
As they start to become friends, they start to trust each other and open up about their secrets. Olivia always being conservative, decides to let chance decide her fate this summer.
When Summer Ends, is a story that gives you butterflies. It is beautifully written with true emotions that tugs at the heart. All the characters have a charisma that draws you deeper into the story with a plot all readers can relate to. A perfect read for sitting by the beach, or cuddled up on the couch, you have to read this book.
It is told from both Olivia's and Aiden's point of view which I absolutely loved. It was great to witness their feelings for each other bloom with innocence and understanding.
If you are looking for a fast flawless read, this is the perfect choice for the summer!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.
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