Sweet Pea Summer: A totally charming summer romance

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“Tugged on my heartstrings… I loved every minute I spent reading this adorable story… my heart was aching… Such a sweet heart-warming story” Audio Killed the Bookmark

Can you ever really forget your first love?

It’s been eight long years since May Anderson’s high school sweetheart Tom Riley drove down Main Street in his truck, leaving Hillsboro—and May—in his rearview mirror. Now he’s back and, try as they might, the pair can’t avoid each other.

As Hillsboro prepares to host the prestigious North West Food and Wine Festival, Tom and May are reluctantly called in to plan the big event. Tom needs May’s help to repair his bad-boy reputation and, with the whole town counting on them, May and Tom need to learn to trust each other again.

May is determined to protect her heart, but a lot has changed since high school. She can’t help but notice how the skinny boy she used to know is now a man who perfectly fills out his button-down, and Tom can’t seem to tear his gaze away from May’s sweet smile. It’s clear old feelings are surfacing again, but there is a secret keeping them apart and, until they find the courage to face it, their second chance summer will be only that…

A heartwarming story about first love, family and the importance of second chances. Fans of Jenny Hale, Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr will adore Sweet Pea Summer.

Readers love Sweet Pea Summer:

“I binge read this book… Very charming setting in a charming town. Highly recommend this great summer read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“Read as fast as I could. It's a heartwarming read perfect for escaping from these bleak times and I thoroughly enjoyed it.” Scrapping and Playing, 5 stars

“Right away, I knew I was going to love Sweet Pea Summer… It set a standard of charm, romance, and lovability that will be incredibly difficult for other summer reads to outdo.” Tamsterdam Reads, 5 stars

“I loved this book. Great storyline, characters, humor, romance and emotions. Everything I look for in a great book. This is one book you need to read and enjoy.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“This book has a definite Hallmark movie feel.” Goodreads reviewer

“The literary equivalent of a hug in a mug in the sense that this story made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.” Ginger Book Geek

“There is something about stepping into the world of the Anderson sisters that feels like a comforting hug. The author does a fantastic job of capturing small-town life.” Fireflies & Free Kicks, 5 stars

“A spellbinding contemporary romance about first love, fresh starts and second chances… a charming page-turner that sparkles with plenty of humour and heart.” Bookish Jottings

“This one blew me away with its subtle nods to Persuasion and I couldn’t put this one down.” Y’all This Book

 “A fantastic read. Definitely recommend it.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

3 reviews
Gaele Hi
June 18, 2020
Full review at I am, Indeed Slowly but surely the two start to discover who they are now, and find the sparks are still there –but there has to be trust between them, and to find that, May has to face her worst fears and admit to a lie of omission made all those years before. With plenty of input from her sisters, parents and even the town, a last-minute assignment as the two plan THE festival that will put the town on the map and give both the flower farm and Tom’s vineyards a boost, there’s plenty to unpack as both find a way to the truth of them. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
DJ Sakata
June 19, 2020
This tale combined several genres, women’s fiction, family drama, small town, and contemporary and second chance romance. The storylines were light and sizzle free and would receive a seal of approval from my elderly mother’s book club. Small town issues and amusing characters and quirks were front and center, although I had a difficult time appreciating the character of May as I found her lacking in integrity, as she was essentially a selfish and cowardly weasel. But I also know that condition is one of the pitfalls of being small-town and having a gossipy social conscious snob for a mother, and also one of the reasons why I beat feet and couldn’t get away from the inbred hillbilly haven of my youth fast enough. Despite my lack of regard for the self-serving and deceitful May, I was curious and enjoyed the amusing observations, peculiar characters, and continuing storylines from the first book.

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