Summer Girl

by A.S. Green
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
Genres: Entangled: Embrace, New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis: A songwriter is nothing without his muse. Sucks that mine turns out to be Katherine D’Arcy––hot as hell, but the very definition of country-club living and everything I came to this quiet little island to escape. The last thing I need is some live-life-by-her-day-planner summer girl screwing with my head, but I can’t stop thinking about her…those curves, silky brown hair, and those eyes…I left that privileged world behind when I came up to Little Bear Island hoping for some inspiration to write my songs. But here I am still, two years later, unable to write crap. That is until Katherine showed up to tend the lighthouse for the summer and drive me crazy. With her here, the writing has never been better. If only there weren’t that one inconvenient truth I’ve been keeping from her… Because when she learns what I’ve been hiding, I know I will lose her forever.

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AS Green
A. S. Green lives in the cold upper Midwest with her husband and three children. She spends summers on Lake Superior, which is the muse for Summer Girl, and she is a sucker for down-to-earth heroes who work with their hands (if they play guitar, that’s an added bonus). She enjoys all things Irish––particularly music, dancing, and Jameson. When she’s not writing or reading romance, she’s traveling, camping, blogging for Writer Unboxed, and writing YA (under her real name). You can find her online at and follow her on Twitter and Facebook at @asgreenbooks.


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3 stars
I am so torn about this book. I honestly thought the beginning was very slow. It took me a while to get into the book. I struggled, but I finally got into it, I started to fall in love with it. Katherine D’Arcy took a while to warm up to. She was not someone you warmed up to right off the bat. She has kind of a tough go at life. Her mother has spent her college tuition paying off her mortgage to keep up appearances. Now forced to come up with college tuition, she takes a summer job at lighthouse. 

Bennett is a ferry driver as well as a singer/songwriter. He doesn't fit in well in the small town of Little Bear Island. He doesn't fit in well anywhere he seems to go. That is until he meets Katherine. They are the perfect fit. The other half that each of them is searching for to make the other one whole. Bennett challenges Katherine's boring and at times delusional life, and makes her see there is more out there than what she thinks. 

As I said, I fell in love with this story, then just when I did, it was almost over and the ending seemed rushed to me. I wanted more. I felt empty and not thrilled the way it ended. For me, I had more questions than answers.