Thursday, June 30, 2016

All Summer Long - Follow Your Heart 2 - by Melody Carlson

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About the book:

She's ready to take on a new challenge. What she doesn't expect is an old flame.
Tia D'Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant. What's not to love? Sunset dinner cruises, posh wedding receptions--the possibilities are endless and far more appetizing than staying in a monotonous job in her Podunk hometown. Besides, some of her best memories are tied to San Francisco--especially the memory of Leo Parker, her crush from a long-ago sailing camp.

When Leo Parker himself turns out to be the yacht's captain, Tia is floating on air. But will it all come crashing down around her when she discovers his heart belongs to someone else?

Get ready for a romantic summer in San Francisco, where the future glistens brighter than the Bay at sunset.

My review:

This was a fun story about following your dreams and taking a risk and finding romance along the way!  It was such fun to see Tia move to San Francisco, a city I enjoyed visiting, and work to create a restaurant on a yacht.  It was such a different plot than any book I've read.  I liked seeing how the boat was transformed.  The sightseeing around San Francisco was fun and brought back some good memories.  I really liked Tia as she seemed to have a good head on her shoulders.  She tried to keep an emotional distance from Leo, which was smart.  I'm a foodie, so I could really relate to Tia's love of food and I enjoyed all of the talk of the food Tia made and ate!  There wasn't much romance in the story as Leo was with someone else for most of it, so I was a bit disappointed with that.  I liked him, but he also seemed to be a bit of a pushover, which got frustrating.  I felt bad for Tia as she had to watch Leo with someone else, especially when she felt caught in the middle.  There was mention of both Leo and Tia attending church.  This is a complete stand-alone from book one with different characters and setting.  This was a fun, lighthearted story I would recommend if you like romance or books about following your dreams.

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Melody Carlson

    Melody Carlson

    Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas...

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