Review: The Summer I Found You

Nov •  6 •  2013

I can honestly say I love Jolene Perry. All the stories she writes have so much depth and deeper meaning that I can’t help but fall in love with. What a better way to express love with two flawed characters looking for that small ray of hope.

Plot: I adore this plot. It move smoothly giving the reader time to invest and know each character. The reader was giving a good insight of what the characters went through and who they are now. The author presents each struggle with each character nicely. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the story.

Love: What a better way to watch two people fall in love then two mess up people looking for peace. I love watching them fall I love. They didn’t intend too since both their lives were so complicated with their issues but slowly the reader sees both characters peel away each layer of hurt/anger like an onion. I can’t explain it, but their love is one that is true. The hidden secrets and harbored fears of what would happen if the other person knew what they were struggling with, makes it feel real. They even face the truth, knowing the consequence of their actions.  It’s beautiful and breath-taking.

Ending: I really like how this ending is real that you can relate to it. After all the secrets are finally out, both have hard decisions to make. Whether it be good or bad, both characters irrevocably change each other for the better. They both grown so much that no matter what the ending, I knew their lives were altered forever. The ending, had me in tears and I couldn’t shake the smile off my face even if I wanted to.

This story of love is rare and precious. Highly emotional and very addicting, The Summer I Found You excels all my expectations. A satisfying story that has the capacity to captures anyone’s heart, The Summer I Found You is stunning.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Wow. This sounds really fabulous! I haven’t read anything by Jolene Perry (I know, shame on me!), but I hear such great things about her writing. I love that the characters grew, and that the ending was true to life. Love stories are my MO. Awesome review, girly! 🙂

  2. Candace
    Nov 6, 2013

    Wow you’ve spiked my interest! I haven’t read any of her books yet but this sounds great!

    • Savannah
      Nov 6, 2013

      YAY! This book is so good 🙂

  3. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Nov 6, 2013

    I have this eARC and I can’t wait to read it, now!

    • Savannah
      Nov 6, 2013

      Can’t wait to read your review of it.

  4. Paij Slater
    Nov 6, 2013

    Sounds like a great book!!!

  5. Sounds sweet and a perfect romance. Oh I must put this one on my wishlist when I must have a good romance.

  6. I really want to read this book! Firstly, I absolutely adore that cover. The colors are gorgeous. Secondly, I knew I liked the sound of the summary but after reading your review I know what I’ll be buying in March 🙂

  7. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Nov 7, 2013

    Like Megan, I have never read a Jolene Perry book! I guess I need to try one!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  8. I read this one a few weeks ago (review will be up closer to release date) I liked this one a lot but there were a few issues I had with it.I do need to read more of Jolene Perry’s work though.