Monday, 4 June 2012

{Blog Tour} Loving Summer by Kailin Gow

Loving Summer (Loving Summer Series) by Kailin Gow
Paperback, 250 pages
Published May 28th 2012 by
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: ecopy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Tour: SupaGurl Books
Rating: 4/5 Stars

Buy: Amazon, Kindle

Loving Summer by Kailin Gow is a YA Contemporary Romance with an edge.

After not having seen childhood family friends, Rachel and her brothers Nathaniel and Drew in three years, sixteen year old Summer Jones, who has always spent her summers with the Donovans at her Aunt Sookie's Malibu beach house, discovers there is more to her long-time crush on one of the Donovan brothers this summer than meets the eye, especially when Astor Fairway, the handsome television star taking her aunt's acting coaching sessions, notices her. This summer, the summer she is noticed, would be the summer no one could forget.

My Opinion:
A lovely summer read about friendship, love and loss. Three years is a lot of time and many things can change during this period of time. So, when these four childhood family friends reunite again at the Malibu beach house, what could have changed?

I have enjoyed Kailin's writing style and especially the way she dealt with the characters' feelings. In Loving Summer, you get to read from a few POVs and each provides more insight into the characters' deepest thoughts and feelings. Since this book is Loving Summer, naturally we get to read a lot from Summer's POV and how she struggled to find a balance between the sudden attention given to her over summer. We get to read a few POV from Drew as well. That's a bonus!

Characters are well developed, each with their own distinct personality which I find realistic. I love the way the characters interact with each other very naturally. In addition, each character has their own personal issue to deal with in the book.

Overall, Loving Summer is an entertaining read which I'll recommend to readers within the YA Contemporary genre. And yes, I'm looking forward to reading more about these characters in the next book of the series.

About the author:
Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books, with the majority of them for young adults. Her most popular series are: The Frost Series, PULSE Series, Desire Series, Wicked Woods, Steampunk Scarlett Novels, and more. A full-time author, she is also a producer, having worked in radio, television, and film. She grew up in Southern California, lived in Texas and England, and had traveled extensively around the world.


*Included in Loving Summer's Kindle Version, is a full-length Loving Summer Healthy Summer Recipes Cookbook written by Kailin Gow, which will also a book that will release and be sold separately, and valued at $9.99.

*Also, for anyone who purchase a copy of Loving Summer from, they get a chance to win one of the author's own Gently Used Coach Bag that is SIGNED by the author, as well, valued at $500.


The Loving Summer Tour is brought to you by SupaGurl Tours.


  1. Great review. Catching up on the book tour so leaving comments along the way. Love seeing what everyone thought of the book. Kailin is one of my favorite authors and I can't wait to read this one.

    1. Thank you! I've enjoyed her writing style too. :)