Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Review: Skinny Dipping Season by Cynthia Tennant

One Summer Can Change Everything . . .Elizabeth Lively dresses conservatively, straightens her curly hair into submission, and works hard to uphold her political family's reputation. Her therapist might call it “OCD,” but she's just trying her best to live by the rules—until her carefully crafted world comes crashing down when she's fired, painfully jilted, and arrested for a crime she didn't commit. All she can think to do is flee to her grandmother's lakeside house in tiny Truhart, Michigan, a town that's as quirky as it is quaint . . .

No stranger to second chances, Acting Sheriff JD Hardy isn't pleased to have Elizabeth in Truhart for the summer. A former city cop with a painful past, JD now runs a tight ship, and isn't keen on a newcomer with a criminal past, even one as tempting as Elizabeth.

Between lazy summer days and lakeside evenings, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, Elizabeth must decide what the future holds for her, and where her heart belongs. She will learn that sometimes you have to dip a toe in cautiously, and other times you just have to dive in . . .

ebook, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 12th 2016 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is April 12th, 2016.

I believe this story may be part of a series taking place in the town of Truhart.  I have not read the others nor did I need to in order to follow this story.

This story was funnnnnnnnnnnnny.  I really liked the antics of Elizabeth and the interactions between her and JD.  When JD's first visual of Elizabeth was while she was twerking in her living room with a cheap bottle of wine you know you are going to get some laughs.  Then there was the banter between the two before they decided to wave the white flag and surrender (literally).

I would have enjoyed the back and forth to last a little bit longer before the story moved on.  I enjoyed how JD and Elizabeth were always trying to one up each other.  I felt that once their relationship changed course that it happened almost too fast, although it was funny at the same time.

I found this story a little bit refreshing in comparison to some others in the same genre.  While it still tended to keep to the usual formula, it was filled with funny moments, funny people and completely dysfunctional families.  Elizabeth's family was enough to keep Springer on the air for a year.

Overall I liked this story.

About the Author

Cynthia Tennent was the original book thief, stealing romance novels from underneath her mother’s bed when she was just 12. As an adult, she grew serious and studied international relations, education and other weighty matters while living all over the world. In search of happy endings, she rediscovered love stories and wrote her own when her daughters were napping. She lives in Michigan with her husband, three daughters and her collie dog, Jack.

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