Book title: Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow
Series: Blue Phoenix #1
Genre: Contemporary romance
Release date: April 2014
Cover designed by: Najla Qamber Designs
Hosted by: Forever Me Romance
Sky wanted to just wallow in sadness, and a great big relief due to her recent break up. She wanted to spend some time alone in her grandmother’s beach house, but it looks like she’s going to have to leave there OR share it with a six-foot, tattooed rock god who can make a to-die-for bacon sandwich.
She didn’t come from a really nice relationship. Her ex boyfriend of five years did not just took her for granted, or persuade her to do his bidding (yes, she was a little bit of a push-over when it comes to grant), but he ended up cheating on her! After everything that she did for him! THE NERVE OF THAT MAN!! Sky run out of town, and left him, their home, and her job.
Rock god Dylan Morgan is a complex man – more often than not he confuses me. He was popular, and belongs to one of the hottest and in-demand bands, but he chose to cut his hair and walk away from fame. He came across Sky and he was thankful that this girl didn’t recognize him, and treated him like an ordinary man – maybe this is the reason why he was attracted to her in the first place. She is as real as he could get her. No façade, no games, just plain old Sky. But when he opens his mouth, he seems to f**k it all up.
They are in their own world while they are in Broadbeach, but what if the real world comes knocking in their door – what now?!
They met in the most unexpected places, during the time they needed a break from the real world, and they needed someone to listen to them, or just to be with them without giving judgment. Sky didn’t know him, she wasn’t really a fan of music and busied herself reading books (just like me!). Her face wasn’t the type that can get a second glance for anyone, so imagine her surprise when this man gives her attention, and tells her he wants her. He looked like a god – how in the world can he want her?! Talk about self-esteem and trust issues – you can’t really blame this girl, after coming from a bad relationship. This is what I like and hate about this girl, she’s as real as you can get, flaws and all. She’s ordinary, and yet she’s being offered a fairytale of her own that she strongly refuses. She wanted a quiet and peaceful life – but how can she when he wanted her? And he will do everything to have her…
I knew there was something going on between Jem and Dylan – there was a secret between the two of them, but I never knew the magnitude of it until SHE came into the picture and told Sky. It was an OMG moment that had left me so surprised, I think I was still speechless until the page told me to watch out for the sequel of the novel. Yes, peeps, this wasn’t meant to be a stand alone, so be warned!
Nevertheless, this was worth the read. You will hate and love Sky and Dylan – they have their good and bad moments. Lisa Swallow wrote a novel that will make you crave for the next book in the series, and perhaps, for every book she wrote thereafter. She knows where to put the cliff, she knows when to break your hearts, when to get you to fall, and perhaps in the second book, she will eventually mend the heart she shattered.
Love isn’t something predictable, Sky, and doesn’t follow rules. You can’t decide who to fall in love with, or when. Love and logic don’t go together, but when I’m with you, everything makes sense.
✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪
Lisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal and contemporary, often with a side of snark. In between running a business, looking after her family and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even leaves the house occasionally. Lisa loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires before they sparkled.
Lisa has four books published: the ‘Butterfly Days’ series, and two in her urban fantasy series Soul Ties. She is currently working on a new contemporary romance series Blue Phoenix and the first book, Summer Sky is due for release in April. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog.