Thursday, 2 August 2018

☆★ MY REVIEW | ARC ☆★ SUMMER HEAT (CRUEL SUMMER #1) BY RACHEL VAN DYKEN

TITLE: Summer Heat
SERIES: Cruel Summer #1
AUTHOR: Rachel Van Dyken
GENRE: Contemporary
PUBLICATION: O2nd August, 2018


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SUMMER HEAT: Is the first contemporary novel in Racheal Van Dyken’s ‘Cruel Summer’ series. 

My favourite mistakes. Finding myself in his room
Finding myself in his arms
Finding my mouth on his
Skin against skin
Tongue swirling around tongue
It had been the best kiss of my life.
We'd both been wasted.
And I'd ignored him the next day. 


Marlon and Ray are your typical enemies which made for a riveting read, saying these two were a hot mess was an understatement, they were all over the place, the Princess and the Pauper, Marlo has a chip on his shoulder a mile wide when it came to Ray, he was a fostered kid who mowed their lawns, the unprivileged boy always looking in from the outside into a gilded cage where the beautiful princess resided, but if he’d looked further he’d see a sad, lonely kid just like him, parents that didn’t give a damn, guys that used her as a trophy just to make them look good. 

Marlon was the skinny boy with glasses that was regularly picked on by the bigger kids.

Four years later these two meet up again at an exclusive drama summer camp the last person Ray ever expected to encounter was Marlon. The boy she had a one night stand with, the boy that she ignored the next day. The boy that got thrown into a locker right in front of her eyes and she didn't say anything.

Now the jokes on her, he's no longer that skinny little boy, now he's drop dead gorgeous. 

His shirt was so tight I could see his eight pack.
Did the guy even enjoy food anymore or just survive off of air;
protein shakes, and the tears of people who defied him? 


But he's still got revenge running thick in his veins. 

A super quick, sizzling hot read, the sexual tension between these two dripped off the pages. 
Spoiled Princess is what he used to call me.
We were an inferno of hate and passion wound up with a dash of chaos.

For four years I watched him mow my lawn.
For four years I watched my friends make fun of him.
For four years I hated myself for wanting him, but even more for the way I treated him.

And then I had him.
For one night, we put all labels away and I spent the best night of my life in his arms.
Then the next day, with my secret night under lock and key, I looked the other way while my friends shamed him.

But now the jokes on me, because the scrawny lawn boy who I secretly loved from afar is now the director of Hollywoods most exclusive summer camp.

And I'm on his staff.
Now it's his turn to punish me.
His turn to make me pay.
His turn to take his revenge after years of humiliation.

He's no longer a boy you can ridicule.
But a college graduate who can have any woman he wants.
I want him to look at me the way he did that one night we had together, but right now
the look in his eyes tells me he's going to enjoy having me under him for two straight months.
I don't know where his hatred ends, his passion begins.
All I know is he wants revenge.
And I'm his lucky target.
 

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. 

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