ARC Review: In Me an Invincible Summer by Ryan Loveless

Posted November 6, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: In Me an Invincible Summer by Ryan Loveless
In Me an Invincible Summer
by Ryan Loveless

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: oct. 31, 2014
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
 

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“If IN ME AN INVINCIBLE SUMMER is any indication of the level of writing one can expect from this author, then you can be sure I’ll be reading more.” ~ Under the Covers

I’ve never read Ryan Loveless before this but always heard good things about this author, so I decided to give this newest release a shot. The first thing I noticed is that Loveless has a very strong voice. I found the writing to be very eloquent and free-flowing, which is always a massive bonus when reading first person POV.

Joe Nestra is a closeted Hollywood actor who is staring in his first indie Canadian film. The catch is that his character is gay and he is nervous that word might get out his sexuality. His assistant and best friend, Derek helps him through it, providing Joe with men behind closed doors while he films.

What’s interesting about this book is that while I thought the whole book would be about Joe coming to terms with the fact that his fans and family will know about his sexuality, it isn’t. It’s more than that. Loveless doesn’t put the focus on that alone, tons of emotions are involved and while the blurb keeps who Joe ends up with a secret, it is clear early on who is the most important person in his life is.

The romance isn’t the main feature of this book. Yes, it’s there and it’s well done. But Loveless also explores many other themes that I think are just as important for this book. I would say that the most prominent thing about this book is the emotions involved. Reading from Joe’s POV definitely makes you feel his conflict. At first, I wasn’t sure how I liked Joe. He seemed too scared about what others thought of him and in order to protect that vulnerability, he lashes out to his co-star, Hunter. But eventually, Joe levels out and I ended up enjoying his story.

I will be definitely looking more into Loveless’ books. If IN ME AN INVINCIBLE SUMMER is any indication of the level of writing one can expect from this author, then you can be sure I’ll be reading more.

*ARC provided by publisher

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Thanks for the review and author intro Annie

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Thanks for the review.

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Thanks annie…I like a book that pulls you in emotionally