ARC Review: The Summer Wedding by Lucy Kevin

Posted January 17, 2017 by Annie in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: The Summer Wedding by Lucy Kevin
The Summer Wedding
by Lucy Kevin

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 11, 2017
Series: Married in Malibu #2
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC
 

“These books are far more clean cut, but not boring. Sometimes it’s nice just to focus on the romance and emotion rather than the sex.”
~ Under the Covers

THE SUMMER WEDDING is the second book in the Married in Malibu series by Lucy Kevin. If you don’t know, Lucy Kevin is the sweeter pen name of Bella Andre. This series is a spin off of Four Weddings and a Fiasco series but I don’t think you need to read that in order to enjoy this one.

This book is fairly simple in design. And it’s a story about second chances, which I love. Jenn Fairhurst is a baker, and she’s a damn good one as well. She and photographer, Daniel Brooker have been working together and hiding their feelings for one another for quite some time now. However, now is the time that they are finally going to do something about it.

When Jenn offers to help Daniel’s kids bake cupcakes for their bake sale, Daniel can’t help but notice how good she is with his kids. After going through a particularly bad divorce, he knows Jenn is fragile but Daniel thinks he might have what it takes to mend her heart.

Sweet and soulful, this book is a very quick read. I think I read it within an hour and that’s mainly due to Kevin’s eloquent writing style and beautiful backdrop of Southern California. If you haven’t read Lucy Kevin before and are wondering what’s the main difference between these books and Bella Andre’s books, it’s just that they don’t include the steamy sex scenes. These books are far more clean cut, but not boring. Sometimes it’s nice just to focus on the romance and emotion rather than the sex so I like that this author offers that option to her readers.

As this is my first time reading a book in this series, I am definitely looking forward to exploring more of Lucy Kevin’s writing in the near future.

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About Bella Andre

New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author of "The Sullivans" series.

Having sold more than 2.5 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have appeared on Top 5 lists at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s Sullivan series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia throughout 2013 and 2014.

Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice, have been translated into nine languages, and her Sullivan books are already Top 20 bestsellers in Brazil. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently in TIME Magazine. She has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America.

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

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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.

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Thanks for the review.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

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Agreed. Sometimes it ia nice to just read about a romance.