Sweet Kiss of Summer, written by Sophie Gunn, delivers a sweet kiss to its readers. With its delightfully charming characters: Nina and Mick, plus the others who show up here and there throughout, this story is the perfect book to read while on the beach. Enjoying this while in the midst of a hot summer was perfect for me. I was fully invested in the story from page to page.
Gunn crafted a tale of mystery, intrigue, love, and moving on. When tragedy strikes Nina Strokes life, she's left with fulfilling her late brother's last wishes. One thing Nina didn't anticipate was handsome Mick Rivers showing up on her doorstep. When Mick Rivers received the letter from his pal to take over his home, Mick is reluctant. Years later, when his sister's life hangs in the balance, and Mick is in desperate need of money, he shows up at the home of Nina. He expects her to hand over the house, only problem is: Nina refuses to leave.
Years after she was ready to let go of her late brother's home, Nina has a change of heart when Mick shows up. In a twist that is fun and delightful to read, Nina and Mick make a deal to share the house. Yes! Yes, readers, Gunn delivers the absolute romance goods.
With mystery surrounding Nina's brother's death, Sweet Kiss of Summer is not only a romance, a sweet one at that, it's a suspense story. I really enjoyed this element. Gunn pulls the readers in, and she doesn't disappoint.
Nina Stokes's life is far from picture perfect. For years the small-town artist has waited for the day she'd be able to fulfill her late brother's wishes and hand over his rambling house to its new owner. Yet when a sexy stranger arrives on her doorstep, key in hand, Nina realizes she's not ready to let go of the house and all its memories-not until she gets some answers to what really happened to her brother.
Mick Rivers may be a hard-as-nails soldier, but throwing a woman out of her house isn't his style. Neither is dredging up memories of the past-a past he is struggling to remember. He desperately needs to sell the house, but he finds the brown-eyed beauty with the open heart and warm smile impossible to resist. So instead of moving on, Mick moves in. As sweet summer days lead to sizzling summer nights, Mick must finally face his fears. But can he tell Nina the secrets haunting his heart, without breaking hers?