Series: Brooksville #2
that spend one enthralling summer together.
Welcome to my stop on the release blitz tour for Jasmin Miller’s One Short Summer, the second in her Brooksville series. Let me say that I have not read the first book, Baking with a Rockstar, but there was no need because this one is a complete stand-alone. This fantastic story is about a dancer named Monica and an author named Gabe. They have been rooming together for a while since Monica came to Brooksville to heal from an accident to her leg. She’s been depressed and withdrawn wanting to get back into her career as a dancer. Gabe is suffering from major writer’s block regarding his next novel and is dealing with agents breathing down his neck as he tries to get inspired. So he decides to get Monica out of her slump and takes her to his house in Tahoe where he hopes to get inspired and hopes that Monica can find that sparkle in her eye again.
I love friends-to-lovers novels, but I must say that this has been one of my absolute favorite books with this plot and theme! Monica was brought into Gabe’s life because her BFF/oldest friend Charlie is engaged to Gabe’s brother Hudson. Monica’s been living with Gabe for months and they already have an easy and comfortable relationship that they describe as being best friends. So, before things start getting flirty and steamy between them, there is already this fantastic relationship to build on. Love it!!! As you can guess, once the fireworks start between these two, it is amazing.
Monica was a unique and interesting main female character, but I must say that Gabe stole the show in this one. Jasmin Miller may have created the closest thing to perfection ever! He’s handsome, smart, caring, a successful author, has a killer body, sexy, wonderful relationship with his family, loves kids, caring… I could go on and on, but it’s best you just read for yourself to discover how amazing this character is.
The best part of this novel though, if there is an actual best part, would be the last few chapters and the epilogue. Holy happiness!!
One Short Summer is an engaging and unique romance that I highly recommend. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but there’s something about Jasmin Miller’s writing that just felt really personal to me, written with so much passion and having so much love put into it that it could have been her own, true story. This is a great example of how showing, rather than telling, easily grips the reader and pulls them into plot and action. Without hesitation, I can say that I loved everything about this one. I am so happy to have discovered this author and am looking forward to reading more of her in the future.
*Many thanks to GMB and the author for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review!
be on her eye level. It takes me bumping my knees into hers for her to look at
me, but at least she finally does. “Hey! Remember it’s me you’re talking to.
We’ve been sharing a house for most of the last year. That’s pretty much as
close as anyone has ever been to me, not that I would do this for just anyone.
You’re a very sweet, kind, caring, and talented person. You need to get it in
your pretty head that you don’t owe me a thing. I’d do it all over again in a
watch the pink tinge travel up Monica’s neck and cheeks before she covers her
face with her hands. “Oh gosh. Stop it already. I can’t remember the last time
I blushed. How embarrassing.”
known each other all this time.
misses a chance to swoon over characters. Originally from Germany, she now
lives in the western US with her husband and three little humans that keep her
busy day and night.
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