Review: Summer Love

Jul •  15 •  2014
Review: Summer LoveSummer Love by Jill Santopolo
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Speak on May 1st 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: Bought

For fans of The Bachelorette, a personalized summer romance with 13 possible endings!

Summer is all about relaxing and having fun. But it’s even better when you find the right guy to share it with. In this original romance, you get to choose how to find your happy ending, which can result in a kiss from one of eleven swoon-worthy guys. At the end of each chapter, you decide how to continue your journey to find love, and the endings are based entirely on the choices you make while reading. Every selection counts and the possibilities are endless. Not ready for romance? No problem! There are different endings to satisfy every reader, so you're guaranteed one fabulous beachside summer!

 One thing I always enjoyed reading as a kid was those choose your own adventure stories. I remember always going to my library and asking for more. Well, I found this one and could not resist picking it up.

Plot: The great thing about this book is that is can go many ways. And you choose the direction. All the paths are in summer time, so the reader gets this great summer romance. There are 13 guys who you can end up with so I’m pretty sure any reader can find their match.

Did I find my match? Of course! With the hottie lifeguard named J.R. I basically chose what I would say or do. And ended up pretty happy with the outcome. I do plan on re-reading this story and choosing other options. That is the great things about this book. You can have many more different outcome with What if? Like what If I flirted back? What if I went and the met the guy? SO many options and its a pretty quick read too.

Go read this is you are looking for a different summer read. And read it more than once! You never know what will happened!!

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Jul 15, 2014

    Ahhhh! I used to love the choose your own adventure stories too Savy!!! How awesome is it that you can do that with this one?! Thanks for putting this on my radar:)

    • savannah
      Jul 16, 2014

      Me too! I read these all the time when I was a kid.

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Jul 15, 2014

    lol — a Choose Your Own Romance — that’s so funny. I’ll have to check this out and see which guy’s for me..
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

    • savannah
      Jul 16, 2014

      Yes and let me know which guy you end up with.

  3. Lisa (Fic Talk)
    Jul 16, 2014

    The premise sounds interesting but I’m not a fan of The Bachelor, so the blurb kind of turned me off.

    • savannah
      Jul 16, 2014

      I’m not sure why it says that. I’m not a fan of the bachorlette either and the story is not like that at all. You don’t meet all the guys at once. You choose your own path leading to one guy at the end. I do hope that you give this book a try. It is worth it.

  4. Candace
    Jul 16, 2014

    I’m glad you really loved this one. I’m on the fence about whether it would be for me. I’m not really a fan of the ‘choose your own adventure’ type of read but I bet this would be great for the reluctant readers!

  5. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jul 23, 2014

    Ha! This looks really fun! I woudl have looooved this when I was a teen.