Title: Slow Summer Kisses
Author: Shannon Stacey
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: June 4, 2012
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.
This is an awesome summer read! It is light, sweet and a little steamy, too. Cameron and Anna haven’t seen each other since they were kids. Cam lives next door to a house that Anna’s grandparents own. She decides to live there for a little relaxing while looking for another job, since her job was just cut. Cam has done the fast pasted city living and has decided that isn’t for him. Anna still enjoys the fast past city living and is a little bored out on the lake with nothing to keep her busy. While being neighbors, Cam and Anna begin to spend more time together and start to develop a hot, physical relationship. As time goes on they realize that they like spending time with each (while fully clothed)! Anna learns how to relax a little in the process and somewhere along the line they fall in love.
I have read a lot of Shannon’s books and one of the things I love about them is the dialogue. She has smart, witty, fun and flirty dialogue with her characters. There are always interesting situations that she adds to her books that make them such joy to read (liked the Sox/Yankees discussions and the cell phone scenes in this one). I like how Cameron actually is pretty cranky in the beginning and Anna doesn’t have a problem telling him (with her sarcastic comments). Anna doesn’t let Cam’s initial demeanor deter her from getting what she wants. This story keeps you reading to find out how they are going to make both of their dreams work. You won’t want to put it down. I highly recommend this story!
Reviewed by: Amy R.