Summer of Sloane [Review]

Posted April 29, 2016 by Stephanie in Challenge, Review / 4 Comments

Summer of Sloane [Review]Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.
These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.
Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.
But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to find as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.

My Thoughts

This was a fun and quick read! I read it within 2 sittings and actually stayed up until 3am to finish it! It has that addicting quality to it! It was a lot of fun and I loved being transported to Hawaii within the novel! It made me want to visit Hawaii even more than I already do!

This debut hooked me from the beginning when best friends, Mick and Mack (nicknames) have a falling out because Sloane (aka Mack) found out a secret about her boyfriend Tyler and Mick. It’s a devastating secret and Sloane was relieved to be able to go to Hawaii with her twin brother to visit their Mom. I thought that the way Sloane handled the betrayal of her then boyfriend and best friend very well, in fact, I think she handled it better than I would have handled it myself.

The romance between Sloane and Finn… oh Finn. Is truly wonderful. I loved getting to know Finn and go on the adventures he take Sloane on. Their chemistry is perfect and is what made me keep reading. Now, this is an addictive read, but towards the end, I did want to throw the book, but couldn’t since it was an eARC on my Kindle. But there are two reasons why I couldn’t give this book a 5 star rating.

Number 1: The phrase “something fierce” pops up entirely way too much! It got to the point that I hated hearing that phrase.

Number 2: The way Mick is at the end of the book, when Sloane is ready to try to forgive her and talk to her. Mick is a complete bitch. Which I get but at the same time when your best friend is attempting to forgive you for a mistake you did, get over yourself and let her forgive you. Because she wasn’t in the wrong AT ALL.

That being said, I’d really like to get to know Mick more and read her story. Because I think she has some stuff to tell.

All-in-all, if you’re looking for a fun and summery read, definitely check this one out because it will definitely make you want to go to a beach! 🙂

Let’s Talk About It

Have you had the chance to read Summer of Sloane yet? Do you want to? What are some other fun summery/beachy reads you’d recommend?


4 responses to “Summer of Sloane [Review]

  1. Debbie

    This book sounds like a truly great read! I love the Hawaii setting and the backdrop of the novel is intriguing with the best friend and boyfriend, add in the cute new romance I think I’ll love this one for sure! Great review.

  2. Alecia

    SO glad to hear this one lives up to my expectations! I’ve had this on my TBR list for a while after wanting a good contemporary read with plenty of drama and a good romance and this sounds perfect for that! Nice change of setting as well, I love Hawaii <3 Can't wait to read!!

  3. Rebecca

    Glad you enjoyed this, despite those two aspects which sound annoying. I really like the sound of this book and I read a few sentences of an excerpt and really enjoyed it, so I definitely think it’s a me book. Plus, who wouldn’t like to read a book set in Hawaii?! Great review 🙂

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