Dating Adam is a dream come true. I should be happy about it, but it’s hard because my best friend Cruz is acting strange. Almost like he’s jealous. But that can’t be. Can it?
Cruz and I have been inseparable since we were kids. He’s always been like a brother to me. But lately things have changed. He’s different, and I’m starting to see him in a new light. Our relationship is evolving in a way I never thought possible. I don’t want to lose him, but am I willing to give up Adam for him?
Amber Garza is the author of the Delaney's Gift Series and many contemporary romance titles, including Star Struck, Tripping Me Up and Break Free. She has had a passion for the written word since she was a child making books out of notebook paper and staples. Her hobbies include reading and singing. Tea and wine are her drinks of choice (not necessarily in that order). She writes while blaring music, and talks about her characters like they're real people. She currently lives in California with her amazing husband, and two hilarious children who provide her with enough material to keep her writing for years.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!
What I say (review): The Summer We Fell is a super cute, YA story about love, friendship and everything in between. I'm a sucker for good friends to something more stories and this one really made me smile.
Sloan's lifelong best friend is her neighbour Cruz. They have always been there to support each other but have never wanted to be more than friends until now (or have they?)...
I have to admit, usually I do find some teen romances a bit too sentimental and cutesy but in this case I fully embraced the cute and just enjoyed the story.
I liked Sloane and found her complete lack of realisation as to her appeal really sweet. She's completely oblivious and kinda awkward. Whenever she was around Adam, she'd say something ridiculous and have me laughing my butt off. She actually reminded me of one of my friends (who shall remain nameless).
I'm not sure if I was supposed to like both Cruz and Adam but I did. I had my obvious favourite and pick for Sloane but I liked that they were both viable options. I did enjoy getting Cruz's POV as well as Sloane's. Whenever Adam was around Sloane, Cruz's POV was hilarious, he definitely didn't handle his jealousy well.
The story is clean and sweet, so younger readers will love it. If you're a fan of more angsty or sexy YA/NA stories, then The Summer We Fell probably isn't for you. I enjoyed the innocent glances and longing looks and didn't even mind the teen dialogue. I clearly have a more sentimental and softer side than I imagined...
3.5 Innocent Stars in my Sky!