Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey

June 22nd, 2012 kimbacaffeinate Review 8 Comments

22nd Jun
Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey
Slow Summer Kisses
by Shannon Stacey
Published by: Carina Press
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Anna Frazier is used to living life at 100 mph, but being downsized out of a job in the financial industry has her permanently stalled. With nowhere to go, go, go, Anna hails a cab to her grandparents' neglected New Hampshire camp to plan her next move. It seems like a good idea—until she realizes there's no takeout to be had and the boy next door has grown into a sexy but surly recluse. Cameron Mayfield knows he can kiss his peace and quiet goodbye when Hurricane Anna blows in. She was loud and bossy as a ten-year-old—and besides developing some attractive curves, she hasn't changed. Cam's not looking for a relationship, especially not with a woman like Anna. He nearly broke down on that road once before. So why can't he stop thinking about her?It's not long before their sizzling attraction leads to smoking-hot kisses. But as the days get shorter, Anna must decide if she's found a new road to happiness, or just taken a detour.

Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey was a heart-warming romance. While this is a novella, the story felt complete and I enjoyed every minute of it. I quickly became wrapped up in this tale and consumed it in one sitting.

The tale begins when we meet Anna Frazier. Up until now, she has been a go-getter in the financial industry. One could say she is high-strung and moving in the fast lane. She has recently lost her job, and rather than tap into her savings, she moves into her grandparents, New Hampshire camp home. She discovers her next-door neighbor, is her childhood summer friend Cameron Mayfield, and boy has he grown into a fine specimen of a man. The tale that unfolds is sweet, as Cameron tried to avoid the high-maintenance, talkative but oh so beautiful Anna.

The characters in this novel are sweet, damaged and captured my heart. I laughed at their antics and became invested in their outcome. Stacey gives us plenty of humorous scenes which I thoroughly enjoyed. While the storyline was predictable it delivered exactly what I was looking for. Watching the two of them fall in love was fun.

While this wasn’t a full-length novel the story-line was fully developed. It does contain sexual content but it was mostly implied. I connected with both characters and Stacey did a good job of making me feel like I knew and understood where they were coming from.

Slow Summer Kisses is the perfect summer read. It is light, sweet and perfect for an afternoon escape. I plan to read more from this author. This is currently available as an eBook.

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About Shannon Stacey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her favorite activities are writing romance and really random tweets when she’s not riding her ATV. She loves mud, books, football & watching way too much TV.

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8 Responses to “Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey”

  1. Nick

    This sounds like a really cute summer read, Kimberly.
    It looks like the kind of book that will leave you with a goofy smile at the end. 🙂
    I’m going to be on the look-out for the book!
    As usual, great review, Kimberly ! 🙂

  2. The Mistress of the Dark

    I’ve heard of her. I’m going to have to check this novella out 🙂

  3. Michelle Chew

    Sounds like a really good read! I’ll add it to my TBR right now! <3 Thanks for bringing this onto my radar. 🙂

  4. Kristin

    So you liked it, huh? I’ll have to remember this for a light summer read!! My mind is currently fried right now on Rhiannon Frater so I’ll need something light and frothy afterwards 🙂 lol

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  5. Sharon ObsessionwithBooks

    A nice review Kimba 🙂 I think I have this book but haven’t had a moment to start on it. I absolutely love Shannon Stacey’s Kowalski family series, always fun & entertaining with a wonderful HEA.