Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.
These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.
Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.
But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to come by as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.
I got an arc of this from Netgalley and actually let it sit on my kindle for several months before I gave it a try and I hate that I let it sit for so long.
Summer of Sloane just released on Tuesday and I’m SO excited about this book!
Sloane was EXACTLY what I needed when I read it!
At the time, I was in a bit of a reading slump, but decided to give it a try and ended up flying through it.
It has the perfect atmosphere to get you in the summertime mood and is an excellent late spring read.
Sloane had tons of drama going on in her life, but she was determined to spend time on herself rather than wallow in what happened to her.
That is exactly the message that teens need!
I loved seeing how she responded to different instances that happened and was always cheering her on.
Aside from Sloane and her main storyline, I even found myself wanting more from the side characters and that isn’t something that happens often for me, but everyone had such interesting things going on.
If you’re in the mood for a fun, contemporary to get ready for Summer then Summer of Sloane is exactly what you need to pick up!
What summery reads are your go-to?