Saturday, July 4, 2015

Summer at Sea - Beth Labonte/ Sultry Saturday

Four jackets of varying weights, enough socks for the entire Confederate Army, three umbrellas, most of the antacid aisle from the local pharmacy, and six pairs of old people sneakers that all look exactly the same.

Have you ever helped your parents pack for a weeklong cruise?

No? I didn't think so. So shut it.

So begins vacation for Summer Hartwell - twenty-six years old, living with her anxiety-ridden parents, and unwillingly booked by her brother on a weeklong cruise to Bermuda. Despite the nightmare of being trapped aboard a cruise ship with Mom and Dad, Summer sees a rare opportunity to fulfill The Prophecy – her mother’s declaration that she will live at home until she gets married. With two thousand passengers onboard, at least one of them must be husband material, right? 
The only problem is Graham Blenderman – her brother’s best friend who is joining them for the week, in all of his tall, blonde, extroverted glory. Graham doesn’t believe Summer needs a husband in order to break free from her parents. He thinks she just needs a little bit of nerve. And to Summer’s introverted horror, he’s willing to spend the entire week proving that he’s right. 

Summer at Sea is a fun unique RomCom.  Summer, is still living with her parents and still doing most things they ask her even if it's something absolutely ridiculous.  Leaving on a cruise with her brother to celebrate his app making him a multimillionaire is her only chance to meet a man.  Insert Graham, he's a family friend and the one who broke her heart long ago.  I love Graham he takes her outside of her comfort zone and helps her defy her parents in the simplest of ways to acclimate them to her attempting to be herself.  Though the ending was abrupt and I still have a few questions I really enjoyed this book.  With hijinks and stressful situations this story is a good mix of romance and comedy.
I give Summer at Sea...

4 Baskets!

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