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Summer Heat (Cruel Summer #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

Summer Heat Book Cover Summer Heat
Cruel Summer #1
Rachel Van Dyken
Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
August 2nd 2018
No read in order

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.

Jenny’s Review

This is the first book in the Cruel Summer series by the lovely Rachel Van Dyken. It’s a quick and easy read, with a trope of enemies to lovers, and second chance for those of you that love these kind. But heads up, There is a cliffhanger, so be ready to dive into the next.

I was hooked from the start of this book, and dang, I can’t wait for more!!! The ability this author has to create these characters is amazing!! Marlon & Ray are both wonderful and this story is perfectly played out, I just need the next installment, NOW, on to the next!!

About the Author:

A master of lighthearted love stories, Rachel Van Dyken is the author is several novels that have appeared on nation bestseller lists, including the New York Time, the Wall Street Journal, and the USA Today. A devoted lover of Starbucks, Swedish Fish, and the Bachelor, Rachel lives in Idaho with her husband, son, and two boxers.

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