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When Summer took a job as a nanny for a couple vacationing in Belize, she imagined it would be a fresh start before starting college in the fall. And while she adores her charge, Josh, she can't say the same for her employers' oldest son, Bray. He's cocky, inconsiderate, and makes her feel she's a chore he has to put up with. In short, he's everything she dislikes in a guy.

Bray had a plan for the summer: party, hang out with friends, and forget all the responsibilities waiting for him back home. But every time he's forced to be around Summer, her dour, serious mood sets him off. Not to mention she has a habit of picking up on what he already knows is wrong with him.

Then the two find themselves on a dive trip gone wrong, stranded on a remote island. As they focus on survival, their differences melt away, and they find being together may be what both needed all along.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Blink
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780310729303
ISBN-13: 9780310729303
UPC: 025986729301
Ages: 15-17

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When Summer took a job as a nanny for a couple vacationing in Belize, she imagined it would be a fresh start before starting college in the fall. And while she adores her charge, Josh, she can’t say the same for her employers’ oldest son, Bray. He’s cocky, inconsiderate, and makes her feel she’s a chore he has to put up with. In short, he’s everything she dislikes in a guy.

Bray had a plan for the summer: party, hang out with friends, and forget all the responsibilities waiting for him back home. But every time he’s forced to be around Summer, her dour, serious mood sets him off. Not to mention she has a habit of picking up on what he already knows is wrong with him.

Then the two find themselves on a dive trip gone wrong, stranded on a remote island. As they focus on survival, their differences melt away, and they find being together may be what both needed all along.

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  1. Virginia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    summer by summer
    July 12, 2016
    Nita
    Virginia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    enjoyed the story line. it went on too long. got boring before the rescue.
  2. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Summer Read!
    August 21, 2015
    Lala
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Summer by Summer.
    I admit that I was slightly hesitant when first reading because I had never read any books by this author. She, however, quickly fixed that!

    I loved that Summer by Summer was in first POV. From the first page, I was sucked in and the journey only got better. The subtle message that God doesn't make bad things happen to us, but uses those situations for us to draw closer to Him was awesome.

    Summer and Bray were a one of a kind! I think there relationship spoke so much with actions in how it is possible to wait to have sex until marriage, even if you are stranded on an island. Plus, they both changed so much from the beginning that I was rooting for them in their own personal journeys.

    Overall, I definitely give this book 5 stars. It was fantastic and one recommend to mature readers. The action, little bit of suspense, and romance created a perfect summer read!

    *(I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.)*
  3. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Summer's Story.
    April 11, 2015
    Sufficient in Jesus
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Summer by Summer.
    This story begins with starry skies above a tropical paradise. Belize is an amazing place to work as a nanny over school vacation.

    And 18 year-old Summer hopes that this experience will help bring about a new beginning for her. She doesn't expect it to work a miracle, but she does hope for light at the end of the tunnel.

    You see, Summer is jaded and wounded from an experience that scarred her deeply. Even the people closest too her don't know the depth of her turmoil. And she certainly never intended to unpack her baggage with a stranger.

    Especially not one like Bray.

    The college-age son of her employers, Bray is everything Summer can't stand. He unsettles her, and she tries to avoid him.

    On his part, Bray thinks that Summer hides behind a guarded persona because she is afraid of life.

    And she may dismiss him, but he finds himself unable to ignore the genuine, complex girl he catches glimpses of.

    Deep down inside, he believes they aren't so different after all. At the very least, they should give each other a chance!

    An uneasy truce made between them is soon tested when an island adventure goes wrong.

    They had hoped to "survive" the summer's tension, and suddenly they're working together on actual survival.

    Be prepared for suspense!

    Without giving anything away, this is a book you won't want to put down. Stranded on a lush-and-lethal island, Bray and Summer find themselves working together, protecting each other, and eventually understanding each other.

    And for Summer, that might be the scariest thing of all.

    This is a story about losing somebody you love, and somehow learning to hope again.

    Heather Burch avoids cliches and pat "answers," opting to explore emotions and feelings in a realistic way.

    This story reminded me of another worthy Young Adult read, Nicole Quigley's "Like Moonlight at Low Tide."

    If you're looking for two captivating-and-meaningful beach reads this summer, these are the two I suggest.

    I thank Blink YA Books and BookLook for providing me with a review copy.
  4. Missouri, Mo
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An Amazing Summer Adventure!!
    April 8, 2015
    Nicki
    Missouri, Mo
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Summer by Summer.
    When Summer took a job as a nanny for a couple vacationing in Belize, she imagined it would be a fresh start before starting college in the fall. And while she adores her charge, Josh, she cant say the same for her employers oldest son, Bray. Hes cocky, inconsiderate, and makes her feel shes a chore he has to put up with. In short, hes everything she dislikes in a guy.

    Bray had a plan for the summer: party, hang out with friends, and forget all the responsibilities waiting for him back home. But every time hes forced to be around Summer, her dour, serious mood sets him off. Not to mention she has a habit of picking up on what he already knows is wrong with him.

    Then the two find themselves on a dive trip gone wrong, stranded on a remote island. As they focus on survival, their differences melt away, and they find being together may be what both needed all along.

    Last summer for Summer was a tragic nightmare she needed to get over. But how could she when she couldn't forget and heal her broken heart?

    This was an amazing book! You could feel every emotion described in the book as if you were right there in each characters shoes. Summer's parents as well as Bray's were caring, understanding, and supportive. When Summer and Bray crashed on the island it was very upbeat in survival. While reading through it I had no idea what would happen next. Everything was a complete surprise so it will keep you guessing all the way through.

    Though the island they crashed on was a deserted run down resort (from a hurricane about a year or so ago) so they ended up finding a great amount of canned food, a run down condo, paper, and even tools. That almost seemed to good to be true, and it took away the kind of "survival" I was hoping for in this story.

    There were also some parts in the story on how Summer acted that really annoyed me. She was also the reason for a very sad heat breaking part near the end, but I have to say... (spoiler alert)... it had a great ending!

    You get to know each character very well since the book was written from both Summer and Bray's point of view and what they are thinking. I really enjoyed this book, with all the unexpected twists and turns, surviving on the island, and finding love and healing in a unexpected place.

    I was given this book for my honest review from BookLook bloggers program. (booklookbloggers.com)
  5. WV
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: Female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    I thought it could have been better
    March 31, 2015
    Kara Lynn
    WV
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for Summer by Summer.
    The story starts with Summer (a teenage girl with a broken spirit), getting a job as a nanny - a perfect break between High School and college in the fall. She adores Joshie (the little boy she'll be taking care of), and his family is super nice. They treat her well and everything seems to be going fairly well... that is until Joshie's brother, Bray shows up from college.

    He's everything Summer can't stand about a guy - she calls him a "jerk" and hates how all he wants is parties and girls.

    The feeling is mutual however. Bray calls her "vanilla", boring and someone who dresses like an old lady (long skirts and such). She's too serious - not his type in the least.

    On a trip gone wrong the two end up being stranded together on a deserted island with no one around anywhere. They are alone - completely. They have no way of getting help and must stick together to overcome obstacles and put aside their dislike for one another.

    My thoughts...

    I have to say I had high expectations for this book - it sounded exciting, and I was looking for a good Christian young adult book to spend the next few days reading. I guess my expectations were a little too high, because a lot about the book didn't meet them.

    The plot was well laid out - the characters intriguing, and the author's style of writing brought everything to life. However there were some flaws that drew me away from the book. For instance, Bray and Summer seemed to have everything right there on the island.

    Food? No problem - a deserted run down resort (from a hurricane a year or so back) - the kitchen full of canned goods.

    Shelter? A run down condo to fix that.

    Fire? Magnesium fire starter to the rescue. Just in case you don't know what that is - the fire starter really works well and is quick and easy. I used it last week with my brothers and loved it - plus it can start around a hundred fires!

    Also Bray and Summer feel a very strong attraction to each other, and you read about it (in some detail), since it's in first person. Bray calls her "hot" when he's telling us about her, and Summer thinks about how his "body is so perfect". It can make you feel uncomfortable reading - even more so since these two teens (falling deeply in love) are completely alone (and sometimes Summer is only in her bikini at that). Bray even mentions sleeping with her, but Summer puts her foot down. She made a promise to stay pure and will not break it.

    This leads to the good things about the story...

    you learn about the goodness of waiting for marriage to "be together", and what true love is. Bray goes from wanting girls and beer, to seeing the emptiness of many relationships and only outward attraction. He sees true love and how waiting makes it all worth it.

    Summer slowly begins to see God clearer then before and that He is always there.

    Overall the book was OK. I felt at times the survival part was too easy, and the love story happening too quick for me to catch up with. The message of the story did have good meaning, but I sometimes felt it was hidden behind the physical attraction between Summer and Bray.
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