Monday, 9 May 2016

Review: Summer on the Cape by J.M Bronston

New York City-based portrait artist Allie Randall's career is taking off. With a major show coming up, it's not the best time for her to leave town. Nonetheless, she's persuaded to spend the summer on Cape Cod, creating seascapes for an important client. Soon the city girl finds herself seduced by the bayside beaches, the dunes, the Provincetown art scene--and of course, the glorious light. But there's one distraction she didn't expect: her accommodations come with a caretaker…

A jack-of-all-trades, Zach Eliot is too handsome for his own good--and Allie's. But he seems to have a huge chip on his shoulder, and Allie can't help but take it personally. She might not know what's bugging him, but there's no mistaking their mutual attraction. How is she supposed to get any work done when they keep bumping heads--and all she can do is daydream about spending the rest of the summer in his arms?. . .

ebook, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 24th 2016 by Lyrical Press

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 May 24th, 2016.

This story is the classic story of two people who are instantly attracted to each other and seem to butt heads every time they meet.  For those who enjoy the anticipation of when they will finally succumb to their attraction, this will be a book you will enjoy.

While this story was cute, there was something that just felt incomplete to me.

I will start with Allie.  Her insecurities really didn't make sense to me, and seemed underdeveloped.  Zach's issues on the other hand (I will not disclose) did seem logical and therefore I was drawn to him more as a character.  I also did not really understand Allie's agent and why it was so important that he have Allie spend the summer in the Cape.  Yes for business...but was Allie really that lucrative?

At the end of the day this was a cute read for me however will most likely not be classified as on of the more memorable stories I have read.  It will however not prevent me from reading other works by Bronston.

About the Author

      Joan Myra Bronston grew up in New York City, married her college sweetheart, and went with him to Germany for a year while he was in the Army and where she worked as a telex operator and mail clerk. They then moved to Austria where Joan spent five years teaching at an international school. She is the mother of three wonderful girls and the grandmother of a super-wonderful grandson. Joan was also a secretary, social investigator, and psychiatric researcher, before entering law school and eventually becoming a corporate attorney.

In addition to her years in Europe, Joan has lived in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and, for 18 years, Salt Lake City. At last, she has closed the circle and returned to her first and most beloved - New York City.

1 comment:

  1. I must say that I appreciate your review style. I read a lot of review sites that tend to be uninformative or have a high rating on everything they've read and it's really hard to parse out what they really felt.