Jenn McKinlay’s latest rom-com is a deliciously delightful summer adventure where love, laughter, and a shared passion for books intertwine to create an irresistible story.
McKinlay creates a world that will make you believe in the power of fate and the magic of serendipitous encounters.
Jenn McKinlay introduces us to Samantha Gale, a self-professed non-reader, and Bennett Reynolds, a swoon-worthy bookworm. Their unexpected encounter sparks a hot-summer fling that will warm your heart and leave you longing for more.
Samantha’s plans for a summer of culinary revival on Martha’s Vineyard take an unexpected turn when she becomes responsible for her brainiac half-brother, Tyler, who has his nose deep in a robotics competition at the local library.
The irony isn’t lost on Sam, who would rather be anywhere else than surrounded by shelves of books.
To make matters worse, the library’s interim director turns out to be none other than the dashingly handsome stranger whose book she accidentally ruined on their ferry ride to the island.
Enter Bennett Reynolds, a charming and enigmatic man on a quest to unravel the mystery of his father’s identity.
Drawn to the island by his mother’s past, Ben takes a temporary position at the library, believing that his focus should be solely on his search. However, destiny has other plans in store when Sam’s clumsiness sends his precious book tumbling into the ocean.
From that moment, their lives become entangled in a way neither could have predicted.
What ensues is a captivating journey of unexpected connections, passion, and the transformative power of love. As Sam and Ben navigate their burgeoning attraction, they encourage each other’s dreams and embark on a shared adventure that transcends the boundaries of a mere summer fling.
Sam’s desire to create the cookbook she has always dreamed of becomes a tangible possibility with Ben’s unwavering support. Meanwhile, Ben’s quest to uncover the truth about his father becomes intertwined with Sam’s own personal journey of self-discovery.
McKinlay’s writing is infused with warmth, humor, and a touch of whimsy, creating a delightful atmosphere that envelops readers from the very first page.
The chemistry between Sam and Ben crackles with intensity, drawing readers into their world of stolen glances, witty banter, and simmering romance. The love for books and the literary references sprinkled throughout the narrative adds an extra layer of charm, making this story a true delight for bibliophiles.
“Summer Reading” celebrates the power of human connection and the unexpected ways in which two souls can find solace and inspiration in one another.
Sam’s journey as a chef with dyslexia adds depth and authenticity to her character, showcasing the challenges she faces while highlighting her strength and determination. And as Ben searches for his roots, readers are taken on a poignant exploration of identity and the significance of family ties.
With its irresistible blend of humor, heart, and undeniable charm, “Summer Reading” is a delightful summer read that will leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling long after you’ve turned the last page. If you’re in the mood for a captivating romance that will sweep you off your feet, look no further than “Summer Reading.” It’s a book lover’s dream come true.