Welcome back everyone, I hope you enjoyed the review of The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge and have been looking forward to this review.
I know I seem to be churning out reviews this month; but there were just too many books coming out/ open for reviews for me to turn them down! And today’s review is no different in that there was something about the blurb that drew me in and made me want to know what happened.
This book starts off with Caroline tired and going to a concert with her friend because her friend insisted. At the same time, or at least it felt like it, we were also introduced to Joshua, one of said band members, as he notices Caroline in the crowd trying to find her friend. He’s so taken with her as soon as he sees her that it actually distracts him from his music enough that his band mates notice. The next thing we know Caroline is waking up in a hotel bed with one of the band members singing from the shower and Caroline has no memory of how she got there. As she tries to make her escape Hale, the lead singer, comes out of the bathroom and Joshua comes in through the main door making it seem like she’s slept with both of them. And her memory can’t help her out knowing what actually happened.
Well as it turns out this is a common occurrence for Caroline if she doesn’t sleep enough. I can understand her weird ability to just fall asleep anywhere if she’s overly tired but I gotta admit I’d be at that stage after like 20 hours awake. Not like 30+ hours like she seems to manage. Is that weird that she can stay awake that long? Or am I weird for struggling to make it to only 20 hours? Honestly, I’m not sure but the fact her memory goes haywire when this happens is what adds a fair bit of drama to the story.Because of that she puts up all kinds of barriers between her and Joshua even though she is totally attracted to him.
Luckily for her, her friends and Joshua conspire to get them together and slowly but surely this happens. If only it wasn’t for her pesky relationships with her parents that makes this so difficult. I can understand hating particular traits of your parents and being terrified of having them, to the point that it cripples your ability to socialise or date. Not only is your mind going around and around in circles arguing with itself, if you manage to share these fears with anyone else, they brush them off making you feel even sillier about your fear. And I know in my case, it only instilled them further. So, Caroline not wanting to open up makes total sense to me.
What doesn’t make quite as much sense is Joshua not even telling Caroline about his sisters and their families. That’s like beyond crazy protective. How can you expect a relationship to work if you won’t even share that much detail about yourself? What makes that worse to me is the fact that he’s pursuing Caroline but won’t share even the tiniest detail about himself; yet expects her to share her life and fears with him.
By the time I was getting towards the end of the book I was getting a little bit frustrated with Caroline because Joshua just seemed so sweet. But then again,reading the book I can see his side of the story the whole way whereas she doesn’t get that perspective without asking. And even then, being able to trust what people are telling you can be a difficult thing. When I got to a certain point, I just knew I only had 2 or 3 chapters left and knew I needed to stop,get ready for bed and finish it snuggled up before going to sleep. And I was right. It was so perfectly sweet and gorgeous that I couldn’t imagine it not working out between those two characters. And for more reasons than just them getting their happily ever after with each other. But you’ll need to read the book to find out why!
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review, on Friday I will be reviewing Made to Break Your Heart by Richard Fellinger, which is another one from my new source of books to tour with.
Continue to read further down to find out about the author and any extra giveaways available.
June was born in June and she always loved the moon. Born and raised in Slovenia, she studied economics, and quickly realised she hated it.
However, later she found herself working in mainly male-dominated businesses. She can choose the best steel for your project, but don’t, please don’t, ask her which lipstick brand you should use.
Although her writing was constantly criticised by her teacher that didn’t stop her. Under different pen names, she had stories published in magazines, and then went on to publish three books under pen name Eri Krt.
After having two children, and learning that her second child has autism, she married their father and carried on working. Work and family life left her with little free time. But the desire to write didn’t die. Always looking for something new, she challenged herself to write a novel in English and all her three novels:
are a result of that continuous challenge …
You can find June at the below places, as well as BookBub.
8 Replies to “At the End of the Summer – June Moonbridge”
Great review 🙂 Sounds like you had fun reading it!
I certainly did!
If you’re enjoying reading and reviewing books this month then keep at it! No one came blame you for enjoying reading and reviewing. It sounds like this was a good book. I don’t think I would be able to make it to 30+ hours awake at all, I can barely (if ever) manage an all nighter anyway 😛 I see why you were getting a bit frustrated with Caroline at the end there – Joshua sounds great!
If my own partner wasn’t so amazing (I mean he DOES put up with my crazy mood swings, hangry outbursts etc) I might’ve been tempted to fall in love with Joshua
Thank you for joining the BlogTour; for reading and reviewing my novel… and of course for liking it.
Thank you for bringing it on tour with Rach Random Resources!
That is such a gorgeous cover!! Sounds interesting too but the cover! 😍😍
Yes that cover is pretty pretty! Specially given Caroline’s job. Knowing that just makes it so sweet as well as pretty!