Tuesday, December 25, 2012

**REVIEW** Falling for Summer by Kailin Gow

Love hits you when you least expect it, grabs you, sucks you in whole, and twists you around until you could hardly breathe. Love hurts like a sucker punch, that’s both glorious and beautiful. Falling for Summer was like that for me, every time. – Nat Donovan
The Donovan Brothers
Two brothers as gorgeous as they are dangerous.
Nat Donovan, the older more responsible brother with the passion of a starving man. Knows what he wants, but knows he can’t have it without giving up everything.
Drew Donovan, the really bad boy, the black sheep, the one who has a devil-may-care attitude, wants what he wants, but knows he would have to go through the ones he loves to have it.
Nat and Drew Donovan has known Summer Jones since they were kids. She had always been the girl next door who was best friends with their little sister Rachel and was cool enough to play with the guys. Now Summer is all grown up, gorgeous, and scorchingly sexy without even knowing it. Responsible older brother Nat, who had always tried to keep their friendship platonic, now can’t stop thinking of her and wanting more. Carefree Drew, who had always had a crush on Summer, but knew Summer’s heart was already taken, can only fall further for her. But no one had anticipated what would happen between the time the Donovan brothers fell for her and now. No one knew how hard they would fall.

Release Date:  December 15, 2012
Published By:  The Edge Books
Review Copy: Kindle
(*copy provided by Author in turn for an honest review) 

**Note: This is a NA book and contains more mature scenes**


I loved the first book in this series Loving Summer and though Falling for Summer is about the same characters it's more from the view of the Donovan brothers.  I liked getting more about the brothers and how they felt about everything.  I did enjoy this book but not nearly as much as Loving Summer.  The tension and heart break were all still there but some of what happened in this one drove me through the walls.  However maybe this book will set the stage for things to settle out a little bit.

  The loss of Aunt Sookie is still fresh though and now someone is attacking Summer and the acting school.  Nat and Drew have known Summer since they were children.  Both have cared for her in their own ways but now they are willing to show her and even fight for her.  It's more than a want for both it's a need and brother seems to be willing to hurt brother just to grab her heart, and with things so rocky with Astor things are more than a little complicated.  The question is will Summer see Drew for the boy that has always loved her, find safety in Nat or love the guy that respects her as much as he did he Aunt?

  I'm going to take this moment to say I am still #TeamDrew all the way!!  I love his guts.  His love for Summer seems so true and he is willing to do anything for her.  Though he has a reputation for being a player, Drew is determined to turn it all around.  His visit with Summer has made him want to be someone better.  Every part of me wants Summer to wake the heck up and see Drew for the good he could do for for her and the love he would wrap her in.  Sure there is a lot of sexual tension there as well and it's obvious all of the wild things he would do to her but I'm sure it wouldn't be a one night thing for those two.

  Nat did nothing to make me lik him anymore than I did before.  In fact by the end Nat had all but enraged me several times.  Summer has loved him like Drew loved her but he never once paid her the attention that she vied for.  Now she's grown up and has looks to die for, he's noticing her.  Not to mention that he claims he gave Drew all the time in he world to get her and now he's done waiting...  Well hold up a moment if you know your brother loves her and said you would give him the chance and now he's trying you have decided other wise?! I will end my rant here because he's not a bad guy but when it comes to Summer he now seems to be blinded ans selfish.

  If Summer does not stop the hopping from guy to guy soon I am going to scream.  I love her and her beautiful heart but my dog her indecisive behaviour will be the end of me.  The saving grace for her was that she at least made the decision to let go of Astor.  Though she only did this because of the distance and not really seeing each other.  Never mind the pshyco fans that are attacking her and her Aunts acting school.  Though Astor is a nice guy and if it came down to him or Nat I would choose Astor a million times over, I was happy to see him go as there was one less guy to fret over this way.

  Despite all of my grumbling I finished this book much quicker than the first.  This isn't to say I had my issues and that the flashing back and forth between guys didn't drive me nuts.  It did.  My hopes are now that Ms. Gow has set the stage for things to work out and settle down.  I love the characters that she has created and the conflict that they have to deal with.  Each character has their own issues but they each have such strengths and big hearts under it all.

She made things better by being there for me, like always, selfless and giving, very loving.  Like her Aunt Sookie, she is the most giving person I know, emotionally and demonstrably.

With every movement of her arms, it loos like her bikini top can come undone at any given time.  And like any red-blooded male, I wouldn't want to miss the show.

"Sounds like you're doing great," I say, a bit disappointed she didn't mention how much she missed me.  I have a bit of an ego, I know,...

"Becoming a grown up is complicated, Nat.  It's not just about becoming of age.  It's about how you deal with responsibilities too.  Some of us, me especially, never grow up, though, and I'm sorry it has hurt your mother so much."


  1. So, as good as this sounds, I don't think this is the Kailin Gow book that I should start with. It doesn't sound bad, but I don't think that it is the first one that I should start with if I want to try another of her books. Thanks for the review!

  2. Thanks for your thoughts! I was thinking of buying the ebook but didn't know it was the second book. I think I'll wait a bit or check out another book by the author first.


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