Monday, February 10, 2014

Book Review: The Summer I Found You By Jolene Perry

Title: The Summer I Found You
Author: Jolene Perry
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Albert Whitman Teen (March 1, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
All they have in common is that they're less than perfect. And all they're looking for is the perfect distraction.

Kate's dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she's still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he's a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?

Jolene Perry never ceases to amaze me with the characters she creates and the stories she writes. I fell in love with her writing long ago and have continued to buy her books whenever they are released. 

She didn't let me down in this latest novel. Once again she created endearing characters that you can't help caring about and situations that are realistic and easy to relate to. 

I loved that there were two very different people in very different situations in their life and struggles that even with the differences, could relate to one another and find strength with each other. Together they made each other stronger through their friendship.

They didn't judge each other or try to change one another, they simply accepted the other for who and what they were. 

This was a sweet and endearing story about finding your way after something life changing happens to you and finding the good in the bad and learning how to love and what that love really means.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday. Don't forget we are still having our Fire & Ice tour hop with hot reads for cold nights!

Check out today's tour stops:

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Jenn Bennett: High Spirits
Candace@Candace's Book Blog:Brenda Hiatt: Starstruck Series


  1. This sounds wonderful, and I love that it was low angst. So glad you enjoyed this one Ali !

  2. I like the sound of this one Ali! Love how you describe the friendship and the fact that despite their differences, they find strength in the other person. Definitely something I would like to read about!

  3. This one sounds pretty good. I haven't read one of her books yet, I don't think.

    1. You should give her a try, she writes in YA and NA and all different genre types.

  4. glad to hear you got a chance to read this one :D I think I have a copy as well, I do love that it sounds very endearing with great cast of characters.

  5. I love Jolene Perry's books and I like that this is a stand alone. I have had my eye on this and I am happy to hear you enjoyed it.

  6. I've read other books by Jolene books and really enjoyed them, so I would love to pick this one up.

  7. I've never read anything by Jolene Perry but this story sound wonderful and emotional. I should start with this one. Thanks for your lovely review! :-)

  8. I really like Jolene Perry. I've seen a few mixed reviews on this one, but I have it to read also. After reading your review, I am now looking forward to it.

    1. It wasn't a favorite but still really good messages and her writing is always wonderful.

  9. This was my first Jolene Perry, but it won't be my was a sweet read. I'm glad you liked it!