Title: Sweet Summer Love (The Sweetest Thing #3)
Author: Sierra Hill
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: Logan Everyone’s had a summer crush. One that’s etched into your memories so hard that it leaves an indelible mark, like a scar on your heart. For me, that crush is my first love, Carver Edwards. I met him at fifteen at summer camp, and for three perfect summers, he was mine. Until the blazing heat of the summer sun faded and reality crashed in. Carver went off to college, leaving me trapped in my small farming town, with no way of reaching him and a problem I needed solving. Carver As the senior captain of my college basketball team, all I’ve been focused on the past four years has been playing, school, getting drafted in the NBA, and steering clear of relationships. I didn’t want them. I had nothing to give another girl. I’d given it already. So, I built my rep as a player, and honed my natural ability to charm the pants off girls. It’s what I did. Who I was. Who I am. Until March, when a lay-up during a tournament landed me in an emergency room, under the care of Logan Shaw – my first love. Of all the people I could run into, why did it have to be her? Not only did my face get split wide open, but so did the locks that held the pain I’d attempted to bury for so many years. Now that she’s back in my life, we must face the truth and the consequences of our actions – even if it could destroy us. We must uncover the truths that have kept us shackled from moving forward. That could possibly set us free.
This is the first time I have read something by Sierra Hill and her writing style has captivated me from the very first chapter. It is simple yet it transmits all the feelings that the characters are experiencing through the novel.
Even though this is the third book in a series it can be perfectly read as a standalone cause each story portrays a different set of characters. The previous characters seem to appear but they don´t through shadow over the story of Logan and Carver. The main issue I had with the story was that the central point of the plot is kind of skipped over again and again and in the end, the resolution is way too fast, unbelievable and syrupy for my tastes.
The whole development of the love story between Logan and Carver was kind of hurried, I think I needed another extra book to completely enjoy their second chance romance. All in all, it was an enjoyable read especially for this romantic time around Valentine´s Day.