Book Review: For the Love of Summer


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes an unforgettable tale about finding friendship with the unlikeliest person…

As the owner of Twisted, Seattle’s best salons, Erica knows that the sharpest cuts come from the people we love. She’s terrified that she’s losing her teen daughter, Summer, to her “other” family, especially to her stepmom, Allison.

All it takes to blow up Allison’s happy life is one collect call. From prison. Her beloved husband, Peter, has been arrested, leaving Allison pregnant, broke, scared and alone with a toddler. But when her stepdaughter ferrets out the truth, the teen rushes to the last person Allison wants to ask for help—her husband’s battle-ax ex.

Erica would do anything for Summer, even take in the woman her daughter loves like a second mom. Allison feels intimidated by Erica—a woman who would never let herself become so dependent on a man. But the more time they spend together, the more Allison realizes what Erica truly needs is a friend. Can two women who married the same man move beyond their complicated past and rethink what it means to be family?

My Review

I really enjoyed this book a lot. It was a fast read for me. I was very invested and emotionally connected to Allison, Erica, and Summer. Both women loved Summer very much and that was clear. 

Erica did not treat Allison nicely in the beginning despite the dire situation she found herself in. I was upset with her but on the other hand, I also could relate to her feelings and the way she acted. I have not been in the same situation but a similar one. Which I have to admit that it has not always been easy to be nice. The way that Erica was feeling is a very human and real emotions. 

Yet, I was glad to see that Erica and Allison were able to come to a common ground, once they got to know each other better. They both are strong women. Summer is a ray of sunshine. 

You will go through a range of emotions from sad, mad, and happiness. Susan pens another great book. You will not want to miss this one. 


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