The Summer Breeze by Shail Rajan

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The Summer Breeze

Shail Rajan


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Callie is in an unhappy relationship and is overworked at her job when her sister Nica steals her away for a weekend get away at a quiet little bed and breakfast. When she returns Callie decides then and there she is tired of the life she is living and she is leaving behind her big city, crappy job and crappier relationship. She moves back home to a small town and moves back in with family to find what sparks that joy in her life again.

Overall this book was a solid 3.5 stars for me. There were so many things that I absolutely adored like Callie’s family being the biggest thing. They are down to support her from the time known as “the slumber” all the way to every step of this bed and breakfast process. They’re witty and charming and they’re everything that you ever hope that a family is going to be which can be a little unrealistic at times but it makes it so sweet to read and I’m here for it all the way. Especially those cots moments. MVP parents. I love the way the author incorporated the charming aspects of small town living and how well the characters fit together from the town. I also really enjoyed Callie’s work ethic. She worked for everything she had in NYC and that is how she’s able to provide the life she has in Seneca Springs and she’s working hard to provide everything she wants in this bed and breakfast for it to be perfect.

Now for the things I didn’t like and why it’s not a higher rating for me. There were parts that just seemed to drag on a bit. For me personally, it seemed like parts of the renovation scenes that were just a bit repetitive which made those chapters feel a little bit long. The romance in the story is also feels like a second story line and overshadowed by everything else going on in the book. As a primarily romance reader I was just expecting it to be a little more important and not come in so late in the book.

Overall a good read and especially one to read during the cold season to remind you of the summer warmth.

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