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    Beautiful, Fun, Heartwarming

    This is a beautiful, sweet, funny, and heartfelt novel that is a perfect summer read. Brynne is home, embarrassed by her breakup and how her life is going. She wants to turn things around and try to be more in control. She has a hilarious meet cute with her long ago crush from summer camp, Eli. They can still feel the flutters that made them share a first kiss at camp too. Unfortunately he is still best friends with Kinsey, her frenemy from that same camp as well. But he is so charming, and sexy, and he convinces her to move in with him, along with Kinsey, and his brother Max, for the summer. Brynne is quirky, easygoing, and upbeat which is the total opposite of Kinsey who is grumpy, and snarky, but fiercely loyal and protective. They didn't get along as teens but now they seem to fall into a comradery that works for them. Eli has a way of collecting people and making an eclectic family that play, banter, fight and protect each other. Add in Kinsey's big, tatted boyfriend, Deck, who is so swoony with his calming yet adventurous spirit, and you have a great group of people I would love to be friends with. I really loved the dynamics between all six of them as well as Brynne's quirky mothers. The way that they formed their bonds, not easily as there were things they kept hidden at times, just felt so real and honest. I loved the peak at each of Brynne and Kinsey's summer camp journals that gave us a revealing look into both their lives growing up. I really just devoured this story. It was so easy to fall for all these characters and their lives that made me laugh, tugged at my heart, and made me swoon. I haven't read the other books in this series but really loved this funny, charming, and heartwarming romance. I will definitely go back and check out the other books in the Wildstone series!
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    Loved it! Fun, witty and heart warming

    I received an advanced reader copy of this book to leave an honest review. I loved this book! Read it in one sitting. I am big fan of most of Jill Shalvis' work but I really enjoyed this book. It was fun, witty and heart warming. This book has a couple of different characters but the main two are Brynn and Eli. The other major player is Kinsey, Eli's best friend and a frenemy to Brynn. Also there is Max, Eli's brother, and Deck, Kinsey's "boyfriend". They are all so closely intertwined throughout the whole book and you will end up loving all of them! I'm not going to say a whole lot about the book because I don't want to give a lot away. Basic plot is that Brynn comes back home to get her life in order and ends up reconnecting with Eli. Kinsey, Eli and Brynn all went to summer camp together when they were younger but Kinsey and Brynn never got along. Now they are all living in a house together along with Eli's brother Max. The dynamic of the group is so great as Brynn comes to terms with parts of her past that she never knew about. I would definitely recommend! The Wildstone series is fantastic and this book is definitely one of my favorites.
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    A heartfelt & wonderful story

    This is so much more than a love story about one couple. Jill Shalvis has created a wonderful story about life, love, family and friendship and all the experiences that shape us along the way whether they’re difficult or easy. And how the family you choose is just as important, sometimes more, than the one you are born into. Filled with extremely lovable yet complex characters, even if you may want to smack them sometimes, Brynn and Eli, Kinsey and Deck and of course Max, take us on a beautiful but often times messy journey. While Brynn and Eli are the main H/h and I love them for each other; there are all kinds of amazing moments that make up this heartfelt story, humorous, passionate, and serious, but all lead to a fantastic HEA. I loved them all! Such an amazing and enjoyable read!
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    Wonderful cast of characters!

    I loved this book! I have been a fan of Jill Shalvis's books since I picked up one of her books a few years ago. I haven't read all of her books yet but I have kept up with all of her more recent releases. This book might be my favorite out of those I have read. I had such a great time with this book and found it really hard to put down. This book is the fifth book in the Wildstone series but each of the books in the series read as stand-alone novels so you can feel free to jump into the series anywhere. I was taken by the cast of characters in this story right away. Brynn is going back home to her two moms in Wildstone after being taken advantage of by her boyfriend. Kinsey has lived with major health problems for a long time and feels like she has an expiration date so she avoids making connections with the exception of Eli. Eli has been Kinsey's best friend since they were kids. He has had plenty of his own issues but he watches out for Kinsey even though they are just friends. Brynn, Kinsey, and Eli all went to summer camp together and some of their memories of each other are less than pleasant. All of the characters in this book felt very authentic to me. Brynn's entire life was turned upside down but she working to put things back together. I loved her two moms but understood her desire to be out on her own. Kinsey has been dealing with some pretty big health issues for years and I thought that she had a pretty good attitude about everything. Eli has been through a lot of things in his life but he still wants to take care of those that he is close to. This book did a lot of things really well. I love the romance between Brynn and Eli and thought that they were great together. I was thrilled that we got a second romance in this book with Kinsey and Beck and I thought that their story was really well done. The relationship between Kinsey and Brynn was really pivotal to the book. I enjoyed seeing them open up and start to trust each other. I thought that getting a glimpse of how they saw each other as kids through their journal entries added a lot to the story. I would highly recommend this book to others. I thought that it was a very well done story with a great cast of characters that focused on a variety of relationships. I cannot wait to read more from Jill Shalvis! I won an advanced review copy of this book from William Morrow Paperbacks through a giveaway on Goodreads.
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    Just okay for me

    I definitely had a love/like/didn’t like relationship with this book. I love that Brynn has two moms. While many books I’ve read have gay characters, including some by Ms Shalvis, I have yet to read one with the main character having same sex parents. But, those same moms drive me crazy! I get the juxtaposition of personalities, but I felt it was too extreme...almost like it was required that they balance each other by being on two opposite ends of the spectrum. Not every relationship, gay or straight, needs two diametrically different personalities to work. I didn’t love any of the main characters. I didn’t hate them but they just didn’t burrow into my heart like so many other have from the author’s pen. Brynn was too wishy washy and quick to forgive. Just get mad and yell, for the love of Pete! Eli was sweet but blah, a good friend to Kinsey but not a firecracker with Brynn, which is what they needed...regardless of my earlier comments about different personalities! Kinsey was a witch. She came off as mean for at least 60% of the book, which made it difficult to feel bad for her health problems. I mean, yeah, I felt bad. But I didn’t feel BAD. And for me, ambivalence is t what I want to feel while reading. I loved Deck and Max, the two least seen characters. Deck was gentle in his dealings with Kinsey and way too good for her. But he’s portrayed physically as this big, tatted bad***. That’s a guy I can love...a squishy, melty “bad boy”. Max seems to be a free spirit and hippy-ish, but less so that Brynn’s mom Raina. He’d be a great lead in another book..hint, hint! So while The Summer Deal is one Jill Shalvis book that I probably won’t read again, it did have some interesting take-aways about family not always being the one you’re born into and that forgiveness is always possible.
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