The first book of a new contemporary romance series set in the mountains of Virginia in a town with full of family legends, romance, and secrets from New York Times bestselling author of the Nantucket Brides trilogy.
Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat. A chef who puts her career first and her love life second, Casey doesn’t see what every girl in town is swooning over. She made up her mind the moment she met Tate—he’s gorgeous, but stuck-up, nothing like his ex-brother-in-law, Devlin who’s playing the Wickham to Tate’s Darcy in local production of Pride & Prejudice. Casey makes the perfect Elizabeth Bennett—how could she be star-struck when she’s heard Devlin’s damning stories about Tate? As they rehearse together, however, Casey finds herself attracted to Tate—he’s much more down-to-earth than she expected and any physical contact between the two of them literally gives her a tingling, electric shock. As opening night draws near, Casey has some difficult decisions to make. Whom should she believe? The seemingly sincere, slighted Devlin or Tate, whose rough, arrogant exterior may only be skin deep. She’s come to love that jolt she gets when they touch—but will she get burned?
4 Stars - Would Recommend to a Friend
Review copy provided by publisher via Netgalley
It's been a long time since I read Pride and Prejudice, but Ms. Deveraux does a fantastic job of weaving the story into a modern day romance in this introduction to the Virginia town of Summer Hill.
Casey is a chef who is licking her romantic wounds and getting to know her very unique extended family while helping with a local theater production when she meets movie stars, Tate and Jack. The romantic focus is on Casey and Tate, but we also get to a large number of their friends and family members.
An entertaining read, The Girl from Summer Hill, has so much going for it. There are great, multidimensional characters, intrigue, romance, and adventure. The secondary story lines compliment the principle romantic story without distracting from it, everything is so well woven together that I was sad when I stay on the plantation was over. I am looking forward to the chance to see who we will get to visit in Summer Hill next.