One S'More Summer
The Campfire Series, Book One
For twenty long years, Gigi Goldstein has been pining away for her best friend’s guy. She knows it’s wrong and it has to stop, but she hasn’t been able to let go ever since they all met on the bus to summer camp back when they were 7 years old. The same week that her best friends finally announce their wedding date, Gigi loses her high-profile design job. With all of her dreams unravelling, she runs to the last place she remembers being happy.
Taking the Head Counselor position at Camp Chinooka, Gigi hopes to reclaim the joy she felt as a camper, but the job isn’t all campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Gigi’s girls are determined to make her look bad in front of the boys’ Head Counselor—the sexy but infuriating Perry—and every scrap of the campground is laced with memories.
When Gigi finally realizes she can’t escape the present by returning to her past, she’s forced to reexamine her life and find the true meaning of love.
But will she be able to mend fences and forgive herself before she loses her one real shot at happiness?
Beth Merlin’s writing was fantastic – I really loved how well she blended in flashbacks with the present. I was happy we didn’t know every piece of the puzzle when it came to what exactly Gigi and Perry were running away from. It kept the story fresh and unique for me.
While I expected this to be a book about summer flings and second chances romance, I never once expected to be so invested and caught up in the depth of the story. Part of me was present in Camp Chinooka while the other part of me was entangled in the mess Gigi has gotten herself into in New York.
The story spoke to me as it really showed that nobody is perfect no matter how hard they pretend. Everyone has human fallacies and although you may be envious of someone else, they may actually be envious of you!
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Ysabel, Shelf of A Bookworm
All in all, great summer time read. Perfect book for a long car ride or just relaxing in the sun with a big glass of iced tea. It’s sweet, it’s sad, but when it’s all said and done, it was perfect! I can’t wait till the next book in the series is published!!!
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