Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Summer of Us ~ Melanie Moreland ~ New Release

  THE SUMMER OF US (Mission Cove Book 1) by Melanie Moreland 
Release Date: April 30th 
Genre: Contemporary/Small Town/Second Chance Romance     
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  Blurb: She was the light in my dark life. The sunshine that warmed me and made me smile. We had one summer. One perfect summer, until the day it ended. Years later, she walked back into my life. Older. Sadder. More beautiful than ever. How can I prove to her that summer was real? How do I make her see that boy that loved her then, still loves her now? How do we get back to the summer when we were us? 
  About the Author: New York Times/Wall Street Journal/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story. Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at   

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Elizabeth's Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

Review Copy Provided by Author

The Summer of Us is the expanded version of a previously published anthology contribution.

We first meet Linc and Sunny the summer they are 17 and in love. Even at that tender age, their road hasn’t been easy, but it was sweet to watch.
Even sweeter was seeing them reconnect 10 years later. One of my favorite things about this story was that the conflict was never really between Sunny and Linc, but centered on the emotional battles that Linc faces while dealing with internal demons.

As with any Melanie Moreland book, this is well written and enjoyable. Linc seems to fit the mold of slightly alpha/wounded hero who finds his emotional center with Sunny.
The secondary cast is fairly small, but I am curious to come back to Mission Cove and see what happens next.

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