Book Review: Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey

Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon StaceyTitle: Slow Summer Kisses
Author: Shannon Stacey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
Source: bought
Published: June 2012 by Carina Press

Anna Frazier is used to living life at 100 mph, but being downsized out of a job in the financial industry has her permanently stalled. With nowhere to go, go, go, Anna hails a cab to her grandparents' neglected New Hampshire camp to plan her next move. It seems like a good idea—until she realizes there's no takeout to be had and the boy next door has grown into a sexy but surly recluse.

Cameron Mayfield knows he can kiss his peace and quiet goodbye when Hurricane Anna blows in. She was loud and bossy as a ten-year-old—and besides developing some attractive curves, she hasn't changed. Cam's not looking for a relationship, especially not with a woman like Anna. He nearly broke down on that road once before. So why can't he stop thinking about her?

It's not long before their sizzling attraction leads to smoking-hot kisses. But as the days get shorter, Anna must decide if she's found a new road to happiness, or just taken a detour.

Why I Read this Book: I absolutely loved reading the first three Kowalski Family books so when I saw this novella, I grabbed it.

What I Liked: I love it when two people who knew each other when they were kids fall in love. In the case of Anna and Cameron, they each found the other annoying when they were little so that made their little reunion fun to watch.

Anna and Cameron are total opposites. Anna’s a busy city gal, constantly in motion. Girl has to-do lists for her to-do lists. For reals. Cameron once lived that sort of lifestyle but traded the whirlwind job he had for a simple life.

I love this author’s sense of humor. I was literally laughing out loud while reading this book. I loved the back and forth banter between Anna and Cameron.

Even though Slow Summer Kisses is a short story, the author does a great job at providing just enough background so that the reader has an understanding of the characters and their motives.

What I Didn’t Like: What’s there not to like?

Memorable Moments:

“I’m having a cheeseburger,” Anna said. “With fries smothered in vinegar and salt.”

“I told you I wouldn’t kiss you again. You don’t have to poison your mouth.”

“Very funny. What are you having?”

“Something with onions and garlic.”

Overall Impression: Slow Summer Kisses is a light, fun read that will put you in a good mood. It was a great way to hold me over until All He Ever Needed (the fourth Kowalski Family book) releases, which I’m anxiously awaiting.

Brianna’s Rating:
4 Frogs 

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  1. Love the review. I just added it to my TBR list.

  2. OMG! How did I miss a new Shannon Stacey book?? I absolutely ADORE her, and after your review I NEED to get my hands on this book ASAP!!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books


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