Title: Summer's Road
Author: Kelly Moran
Rating: Siren's Best Book Stone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Keywords: Champagne Rose, Spicy
Page Count: 298
ISBN E-Book: 1-60154-878-8
ISBN for Print: 978-1601548788
Publisher: The Wild Rose PressReviewer: Cia
Tagline: "When you're talking about family, friendship, and love...there's bound to be a few bumps along the way."
Blurb/Summary:After her father’s death, Summer Quinn realizes just how alone she feels in the world. With no family to fill her life now, she finds comfort among friends, but yearns for true love, contentment, and family. When her boyfriend, Matt, suggests they raise their relationship to a higher level, Summer jumps at the chance to get everything she’s always wanted. Only she doesn’t expect the heat arising between her and her best friend, Ian--a man who never seems to settle down. A man the complete opposite of what she’s looking for. But when her estranged mother reappears after twenty-eight years, Summer’s world completely flips upside down. As secrets from her family’s past and Ian’s true feelings for her emerge, Summer’s now faced with choices she’s not sure she can make. The rest of her life’s happiness hinges on her finally confronting a past she’d rather deny and legitimately opening her heart to love, even if it’s not where she expected to find it.
Summer’s Road by Kelly Moran was one tear jerking read. It’s rare that I delve that deep into a story on such a multitude of emotional upheaval. The story was built and told in such a way that I felt like I was there inside the main character’s dynamic filled friendship. I struggled with what to make of Ian while I wanted to just shake Summer and make her take her blinders off.
It seemed like someone was just playing a cruel trick on her when in fact she was cruel to those around her, in her grief and ignorance of their own sacrifices.
I enjoyed seeing the flash backs of their ages, that helped cement in how close they were. At times I giggled and lots of times I sniffled.
I couldn’t comprehend why Summer gave so much of herself in her art programs when being there had to cut deep. It wasn’t till the end of the story that I fully grasped the bigger picture. Between Ian and Rick and Dee, I fell in love, even with Matt and his own attempt to be in Summer’s life.
This is one story I wouldn’t mind revisiting as long as I was in a tear jerking mood. I love stories that have a real life lesson hidden within; makes it a much more pleasurable read, an endearing one too.