Title: Summer Sky
Author: Lisa Swallow
First published April 1, 2014
284 pages, Kindle Edition
Sky Davis is done with relationships, especially after her last one ended in disaster. So, when she catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she decides to take a break from her life and escape to the seaside town of Broadbeach.
There, she meets Dylan Morgan, the former lead singer of Blue Phoenix, who’s also trying to escape from the chaos of fame. Despite their initial dislike for each other, they both find themselves drawn to each other and soon begin a holiday romance.
But as they return to reality, their problems are far from over. With Jem Jones, the lead guitarist of Blue Phoenix, determined to keep them apart, Sky and Dylan must fight to keep their love alive.
Summer Sky is a rock star romance that will leave you wanting more.
About the Author
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I’m Lisa, and I write new adult romance books that have a mix of paranormal and contemporary elements. I like to add a bit of snark to my writing.
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In Lisa Swallow’s debut novel, Summer Sky, readers are taken on a journey of self-discovery, love and heartwarming friendship. Swallow, known for her thrilling and emotional romance novels, delivers yet another captivating story.
Set in the serene town of Lake Summers in Northern England, the novel follows the life of Summer Jackson, a bright and lively 18-year-old girl who has just returned home after spending several years in Australia. As Summer tries to adapt to life back in England, she reconnects with old friends and finds herself drawn to the enigmatic, charming and moody, Seth as they navigate the complexities of young love.
But their love is tested when an old flame of Seth’s appears, leaving Summer feeling increasingly insecure. Swallow’s writing style is immersive, painting vivid imagery that transports readers into the small town of Lake Summers.
As the story progresses, readers become invested in the lives of Summer and Seth as they navigate life’s ups and downs. While the story’s focus is on romance, Swallow also explores themes of friendship, family, and the importance of finding oneself.
One of the novel’s strengths is in the development of the characters. Although Summer and Seth’s characters are central to the story, the supporting characters are also well-rounded and add depth to the story, making it all the more enjoyable.
Swallow also excels in her pacing, ensuring that the story is neither too slow nor too fast-paced. While Summer Sky is an enjoyable read, it is not without flaws.
The novel sometimes falls into the predictability trap of the romance genre, and some readers may find the story derivative of other works in the same genre. Overall, anyone searching for a light romantic read will find Summer Sky to be an enjoyable book.
Swallow’s writing is engaging, and the characters are realistic, relatable, and endearing. The novel earns a score of 3.5 out of 5 stars from an overall impression of the book, but seasoned readers may find it to be formulaic.
However, Swallow’s debut novel is still a remarkable accomplishment, and it’s exciting to see where her future works will take her.