Until Summer Ends by Elana Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Description: Sophie Newton is determined to prove herself to her father, who insists she could never run a successful business. She opens a beachside taco stand called The Sandy Tortilla and plans to make her own way, one burrito at a time.
When she loses her summer help, Sophie rushes to find somebody to help take orders. She finds that somebody in Montgomery Winters, a struggling actor from LA. Mont takes the job; the money's useful, though he finds that his curvy boss is what really keeps him around.
As Sophie and Mont work together, they discover an intense attraction between them. But when Mont's agent calls him about a career-making audition, he decides he must pursue the opportunity, even though he can't get Sophie out of his head. Now, Sophie must choose between chasing after the man she's falling in love with and the business she's fought so hard to build.
My thoughts: I love a good love story and this book fit that description. The book is basically about a woman, Sophie, who owns her own taco stand. Her stand is on the beach and caters to tourists. In need of hired help she turns to a man she finds on the beach. From the moment they meet, attraction and sparks fly between them.
I really liked the characters of Sophie and Mont. Both have insecurities from past relationships and their career path. Mont is a struggling actor looking for his big break and Sophie was told that she would not succeed in business. They are a perfect blend. They give each other strength and encouragement as friends until they allow themselves to move into something more. I liked the instant attraction and that the romance didn't feel rushed. I felt like it progressed at a good pace.
The book has a fade to black love scene. It also has them thinking and wishing for more intimacy. I felt fairly comfortable with the amount of steam. I would recommend this to adults to read.
Where can you purchase a copy?
The book is currently only available in a digital format.
Paperback edition will be released May 9, 2017.
About the Author: Elana's work includes the young adult dystopian romance series Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available, as well as a young adult dystopian short story in the Possession world, Resist.
Her newest release is the beginning of a new adult fantasy series. ECHOES OF SILENCE came out with Amazon Publishing on May 3, 2016. See all of her books here.
Elana also writes inspirational western romances under the pen name Liz Isaacson. Check out all 5 books in the Amazon #1 Bestselling Three Rivers Ranch Romance series, and get ready for the rest of the series by the end of 2016.
Her newest release is UNTIL SUMMER ENDS, a contemporary romance novel from Cleis Press/Start Media.