Summer Heat by Rachel Van Dyken — A Review

40865208Summer Heat (Cruel Summer #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Note: This book is only available as an iBook.

Summer Heat is the first book in Rachel Van Dyken’s Cruel Summer series — a fast-paced, new adult romance.

The tables have turned. Marlo, the boy who used to mow Ray’s lawn, is now the director of the elite acting camp where she’ll be working for the summer. Her professional fate is in his hands now, and Marlo is definitely putting Ray through her paces, making her tenure at the summer camp as uncomfortable as possible. Ray is determined not to back down though. She may have been raised a spoiled princess, but she has a strong work ethic and desire to prove herself. A sizzling tension exists between the two, proving that there is indeed a fine line between love and hate.

Van Dyken does an amazing job of building tension, both psychological and sexual, in Summer Heat. There is so much left unsaid and unexplained between Marlo and Ray. It made me want to reach into the book and shake them both to make them communicate with each other.

I became heavily invested in seeing these two work things out between them and give in to the attraction they obviously have for each other, which made my dismay all the more palpable when Van Dyken abruptly ends this book on a cliffhanger. Grrr. I desperately wanted to know what happened next, but in order to find out I’ll have to read the next book, Summer Seduction. That irritated me enough to drop my rating from four stars to three.

Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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