Tuesday, April 2, 2013

*Review* Jenna Rutland's Just for the Summer

*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: Just for the Summer by Jenna Rutland
Published On: March 12th, 2013 by Bliss, an Entangled imprint
*Disclaimer: eARC provided by publisher for a fair and honest review

Just for the Summer
by Jenna Rutland

Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest cookbook and take a breather. After the year she’s had, she deserves a summer retreat to reevaluate priorities and make peace with past decisions. But from the moment single dad and sheriff Matt Reagan shows up, she has a hard time convincing herself that a life away from Lake Bliss could beat the life she might have here.

Recently divorced Matt is ready for a new relationship, but he doesn’t want short-term—his son needs permanence, and so does Matt’s heart. Unfortunately, it’s the smart-mouthed and sinfully sexy Ms. Sullivan who catches his eye. But when Matt learns Dani’s secrets, will he still want her to stay? Or will her chance for love last just for the summer?

My Thoughts:

Entangled: Bliss has struck gold once again with this touching tale.

Dani Sullivan gave her son up in a closed adoption eight years ago. Needing to see him to assure herself that he is safe and happy, she goes to Lake Bliss where she finds her son, Sam, under the care of the handsome, and divorced, Sheriff Matt Reagan.

Though she knows she must keep her distance, she is drawn to both son and father. As she becomes further and further intertwined with their lives, she knows that the truth must come out yet fears the outcome now that her heart has been put on the line.

“Looking for romance, Ms. Sullivan?”

She knew that voice. Matt Reagan. She took a few deep breaths to stay calm, but all she accomplished was to catch the scent of soap that clung to his skin. Her body came to life like a daffodil after a cold winter. Definitely not a good sign.

When she turned to face him, he backed up a few steps. He still wore his uniform. His sexy, sexy uniform. She stared at his tan shirt and wondered again what kind of muscles it hid. She was in the process of checking out his utility belt when he cleared his throat. Busted.

She redirected her attention upward. He lifted his eyebrows, and the amusement showed on his face. She held up the movies she clutched. “I’ll pass these on to you when I’m done. You could use a few pointers on how to treat a woman.”

“I’ve never had any complaints.” The rat actually chuckled.

The Final Verdict:

This novel was heartwarming to its core. I fell in love with Sam and Matt just as easily as Dani did. Dani’s story of her past tugged at my heart and though it could have easily consumed her, I loved how alive she was in spite of her past and how much more she came alive as her love grew for these two guys. A beautiful and endearing story, Just for the Summer left me content and, excuse the pun, blissful.


About the Author: 

Jenna Rutland lives in a small Michigan community with her husband, son and senior cat. Her daughter and son-in-law have recently given Jenna the awesome title of grandmother!

While her days are spent working as a medical transcriptionist, her nights are filled writing contemporary romance--stories of love, laughter and happily ever after. Guess which occupation is more fun?

She is a member of RWA and is active in her local chapter. After several years on the MVRWA board, she now chairs the group's annual fall brainstorming weekend as well as acts as food coordinator for several other events.

Jenna takes pleasure in spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading, gardening and loves the challenge of a new recipe.

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Have you read Just for the Summer? What did you think? Planning to read it? Comment below!

all the best, dear readers!


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