Four Summers by Nyrae Dawn: Book Review

four summersTitle: Four Summers

Author: Nyrae Dawn

Started Date:  May 24, 2013

Finished Date:  May 24, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Charlotte Gates is tired of being Charlie Rae. She loves the lake she was raised on, their rental cabins, and spending her nights under the stars…but inside she yearns for more.

After his freshman year, Nathaniel Chase’s family spends their first summer at The Village. From the beginning Charlotte intrigues him. She’s the girl who always says what’s on her mind, wins at night games, and each time she looks through her telescope, gets lost in the sky.

Over the course of four summers together, Charlotte and Nathaniel become best friends, share firsts, mend broken hearts, protect each other’s secrets, overcome tragedies…fall in love. And say goodbye…

Charlie wants out of The Village. Nate wants her to have her stars. And they dream of being able to do it all together. But life isn’t as easy as their summers.

Each summer is told in alternating points of view between Charlie and Nate. Journey with the pair, and their friends, as they share their story about growing up, discovering who they are, making tough choices, and falling in love again and again.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Inspiring…

Wow, it’s really good! And I’m feeling generous right now, I’m giving it 5 stars! But yeah, it deserves the 5-star rating.
I really like it, and I finished it in one sitting. This one is a bit more emotional from the author’s previous books, and I love how she wrote this one differently.

I love all the characters, it felt like I got to know them more within the four summers. Charlie is a very likable heroine, which is definitely rare. She’s the Star Girl, she’s one of the boys, she plays football, she plays Last Man Standing, she loves the stars, she dreams big, and she’s Charlotte to Nate.
Nathaniel Chase, the summer boy, who made her swooned a lot, is definitely every girl’s dreams. Oh well, I really think so. I like his POV, the second and the fourth summer, made me understand and love him more. I think their story is so close to reality, it felt like anyone can relate to them one way or another.

I like how the author wrote this book with both Charlie and Nate’s POV, it felt complete. It felt PERFECT, especially for a summer read. 😉

 

xoxo,

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Good For You by Tammara Webber: A book review

Title: Good For You

Author: Tammara Webber

Started Date: October 7, 2012

Finished Date: October 7, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Reid Alexander’s life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.

Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she’s human.

Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

I really love this book and I didn’t expect it to be this good.
I admit it took me a long time to finally read it since I hated Reid in the first and second book! He’s bad and a jerk most of the time.
But I’m so glad I decided to read it, it made me love Reid and I’m happy that I gave him a second chance. It’s really true, every bad person really deserves a second chance. 🙂

I liked Doris, I can say that she’s perfect for Reid. They are very different from each other, having the opposite lives. Doris has this good girl image, a pastor’s daughter, a social worker student, a part time teacher in a vacation bible school. Yes, she attends church every Sunday. While Reid is definitely an opposite of her, he’s a handsome celebrity, with a workaholic dad and alcoholic mom, he parties every night, goes with different girls, and the usual guy who drinks and drive. He had an accident and destroyed a house, then he volunteered in a community service and later on handled by Doris. And the rest of the story is about how they clicked together, even though they used to argue a lot since they have different attitudes and views. I liked how the romance grew, their undeniable attraction with each other, and their friendship turned to love. I like the fact that Reid changed and became a better person because of her. Also he understand everything about her.

I love love love this book, it got me to tears while reading it, and has brought up many emotions in me. I love how Tammara Webber weaves a beautiful story but a realistic one, where everyone can relate to. 😉

 

 

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