When a woman who’d rather do anything than read meets a swoon-worthy bookworm, sparks fly, making for one hot-summer fling in New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay's new rom-com.
SUMMER READING features a neurodivergent heroine, Samantha, and her struggles with dyslexia play a large role in the novel. Martha's Vineyard is the perfect setting for this absorbing beach read, with its charming lighthouses, sandy beaches, famous sunsets, and small-town feel.
"With the light touch of a whisk-you-away rom com, Summer Reading explores some of the most important relationships in our lives. The characters are fresh and beautifully drawn, and the chemistry is magic. It’s the perfect summer vacation." —Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script
“In turns poignant and amusing, Summer Reading belies its title to tackle serious issues with aplomb, exploring essential definitions of self, friendship, family, and love while maintaining a breezy wit and pleasing pace. McKinlay’s writing is sure to charm.”—Shana Abe, New York Times bestselling author of The Second Mrs. Astor
"McKinlay's fresh spin on a favorite trope is as frothy and pleasing as a piña colada, delivering both laughs and poignant tugs on the heartstrings. Perfect summer beach read."—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Moonglow Sisters
"Humor wrapped up in late nights are involved in Jenn McKinlay's new book. Trust me, from page one to the end, this one is a keeper."—Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Bride For A Day
"Everything felt real with the emotions relatable, and yet it was loads of fun, too… Summer Reading is a winner all the way around!”—Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author of The Honeymoon Cottage
“McKinlay’s charming latest opens with a meet-cute no reader will forget and blooms into a multifaceted story replete with lovable characters, mouthwatering descriptions of food, and a vicarious vacation to Martha’s Vineyard…. The well-developed emotional growth between the protagonists makes their connection feel real. This is a keeper.”—Publishers Weekly
"Jenn McKinlay's writing sparkles in this wonderfully beachy summer romance. A tale of family, self-discovery and love, Summer Reading is one literary escape you don't want to miss!"—Kate Bromley, author of Here for the Drama andTalk Bookish to Me
"Pairing a snarky dyslexic chef with a sunshiny 'hot librarian guy', Summer Reading is the perfect blend of sweet, heat, and just pure fun."
—Cathy Yardley, author of Ex Appeal
ABOUT SUMMER READING:
The story: For Samantha Gale, a summer on Martha’s Vineyard at her family’s tiny cottage was supposed to be about resurrecting her career as a chef, until she’s tasked with chaperoning her half-brother, Tyler.
The teenage brainiac is spending his summer at the local library in a robotics competition, and there’s no place Sam, who has dyslexia, likes less than the library.
And because the universe hates her, the library’s interim director turns out to be the hot-reader guy whose book she accidentally destroyed on the ferry ride to the island.
Bennett Reynolds is on a quest to find his father, whose identity he’s never known. He’s taken a temporary job on the island to research the summer his mother spent there when she got pregnant with him.
Ben tells himself he isn't interested in a relationship right now. Yet as soon as Sam knocks his book into the ocean, he can’t stop thinking about her.
An irresistible attraction blossoms when Ben inspires Sam to create the cookbook she’s always dreamed about and she jumps all in on helping him find his father, and soon they realize their summer fling may heat up into a happily ever after.