What’s Next is hosted by Hafsah at Iceybooks
Hi everyone, it’s Allison.
I feel really guilty. I’ve been neglecting my Nook. In fact, I’ve been neglecting it so much that I think that it is starting to collect dust. I really should fix this. Maybe you can help me? Help me decide what to read next! The theme is summer romance. Here are the options:
1) Breathe by Abbi Glines
Sadie White’s summer job isn’t going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother’s increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother’s job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.
When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.
Even though Sadie isn’t impressed by Jax’s fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationship’s never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can’t breathe without Sadie.
2) Save the Date by Tamara Summers
Victoria Finnegan to marry Kevin Ork in the Rose Bower of Cynthia Flair Botanical Gardens. Sunday, June 17, 3 p.m. Dress: very flowery. Yay.
Paris Finnegan is marrying Jiro Kuan on the beach at Huntsville National Park. Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m. Dress: Um . . . she’s not really making me wear overalls, right?
Hideous bridesmaid dress fitting #6. Calm Victoria down. Try not to kill Paris. Try not to think about wedding planner’s hot son. Do not date wedding planner’s hot son. Stop kissing wedding planner’s hot son!
3) Secrets of the Lost Summer by Carla Neggers
A wave of hope carries Olivia Frost back to her small New England hometown nestled in the beautiful Swift River Valley. She’s transforming a historic home into an idyllic getaway. Picturesque and perfect, if only the absentee owner will fix up the eyesore next door.
Dylan McCaffrey’s ramshackle house is an inheritance he never counted on. It also holds the key to a generations-old lost treasure he can’t resist any more than he can resist his new neighbor. Against this breathtaking landscape, Dylan and Olivia pursue long-buried secrets and discover a mystery wrapped in a love story past and present.
4) Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole
I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring. Until this year. And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:
1. I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes.
2. If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac.
3. I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish.
4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise.
5. See number four above. Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.
Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine. He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis. I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots. See the difference? But hearts don’t care about differences. Hearts want what they want. And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl. My heart just might be crazy.
So…which one should I read first?