Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review: The Summer of Jake by Rachel Bailey

Title: The Summer of Jake
Author: Rachel Bailey
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Length: 290 pages
Release Date: August 2014
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-63375-018-0

Imprint: Embrace
Synopsis: Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan…
Life is just dandy for aspiring fashion designer Annalise Farley. She has a great job (or she will once her designs are discovered), parents who only slightly disapprove, a cat that thinks she’s a dog, and a best friend…even if she hasn’t seen her in a while.
But then Jake Maxwell saunters back into her life. Jake, the love god. Jake, her best friend’s older brother. Jake, who broke her heart at sixteen without realizing it, then left to become a pro surfer. Now he’s back, having taken the surfing and business worlds by storm, and he’s ready for a new challenge—catching the eye of another girl. And he wants Annalise’s help.
Helping Jake land his next girlfriend is too fraught with emotional danger for her liking, but then Jake offers to put her designs in his shops. Is that the sound of her life cracking at the seams? It’s hard to tell with Jake smiling at her like she’s the only thing that makes him happy…
My Book Review: Annalise Farley's has always had two dreams. One: Be a fashion designer. Two: Jake Maxwell, the man who broke her heart as a teenager. 
When Jake walks back into Annalise's life wanting advice on impressing his next conquest, Annalise uses it to her advantage to get her fashion displayed in one of Jake's stores, but what happens when Annalise finds herself falling for the boy who once broke her heart - without knowing her did? 
Jake, finding himself restless needs Annalise's help to get the attention of his newest conquest. But when he finds himself spending more time with Annalise will he fall for her or will his sights remain on course for the other woman?
The Summer of Jake is a wonderfully written book of first love, second chances, romance and passion. The book explores those awkward teenage years and adulthood and how second chances can be the best thing to ever happen to you.
Rachel Bailey's writing is incredible and leaves you breathless. With each page turned, The Summer of Jake leaves you wanting, no, needing more. The chemistry between Jake and Annalise is written on every page even when they try to deny it for themselves. The passion between them heats up the pages and leaves you cheering for this couple from the very first one. 
The Summer of Jake is a five star, oh my god, give me more read. Rachel Bailey has official turned me into a fan girl who needs more of her work. I absolutely loved The Summer of Jake and think it's the perfect beach read for all of you still lounging in the sun and enjoying the last rays of summer. 

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