Romance Book Review: Sophie Pembroke's Summer of Love


Author: Sophie Pembroke
Series Connection: Room for Love, An A to Z Love Story
ISBN: 9781616505028
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press

Purchase Link: Lyrical Press

Lily Thomas has been in a relationship with Edward for seven years when one day she realizes that the two of them want different things. It is just too bad that she found this out after he has asked her to marry him and everyone in their small town is waiting for them to tie the knot. The worst part of all is how she is going to tell her mum and her best friend. 

Just when she is starting to realize that everything is going all wrong in her relationship with Edward her old crush, Alex comes back to town. Alex is looking to settle down and get married and suddenly he is seeing his old friend Lily in a different light. But Lily has sworn off marriage. For seven years she let Edward mold her into a person she doesn't recognize and she doesn't ever want to lose herself in a relationship again.

Can Alex convince her he doesn't want her to change the free-spirited person she used to be before he loses her for good. 

This is the classic bad-boy crush comes back to town and girl falls for him all over again story, with a few twists and turns. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes sweet, contemporary romance. No hardcore sex involved and good old fashioned romance 

Description: 
It’s only a summer fling…

Boutique jewelry designer Lily Thomas knows hating the boring ring her fiance gave her isn’t a good enough reason to end a seven-year relationship. Especially when settling down with Edward is the only thing she’s ever done right in the eyes of her mother–and her hometown. Besides, everyone else seems to be getting married: Lily’s best friend Cora, her cousin, her friends from work. So why not Lily?

But when Alex Harper, Lily’s high school crush, moves back to Felinfach, he shows her exactly why. She can’t pretend to be someone she’s not just to keep her fiance happy. It’s a terrible way to start a marriage, and a terrible way to live. Lily calls off her engagement, but she still needs a date to all the weddings crowding her summer calendar. Conveniently, Alex has a few weddings to attend as well.

They agree to be wedding buddies, and soon the whole town is talking about them. If everyone’s going to talk anyway, why shouldn’t Lily and Alex make the most of it? As long as they both know it’s only a summer fling…

CONTENT WARNING: May induce desire for pretty jewelry…

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