Lissa's Review: Summer Heat (Cruel Summer #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
KINDLE UNLIMITED PUBLISHER: Rachel Van Dyken RELEASED: July 31, 2019 GENRE: New adult, romance LENGTH: 142 pages FORMAT: ebook, PAPERBACK
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 Hollywood's 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. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Just from the first few pages, I was hooked on Marlo and Ray. Two people who had a hatred stemming back from High School. But there’s always more to a person, than the surface. Marlo hates Ray beyond anything. After a little fling as teenagers, she turned his back on him. But there’s a pull that they have with each other that they can’t deny. The heat burned up the pages in this story. You could feel it the moment their eyes met. I don’t want to give away most of the story. This was the first book in the series, and I’m going to quickly jump into number two. How could you not? With an ending like that one. Overall, Five Boundless Stars