Book: All Summer Long: A San Francisco Romance
Release date: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Source: Review Copy
Summary: Though it means giving up the chef’s job at her uncle’s small town Italian restaurant in Washington, Tia D’Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt with a new business venture: transforming an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant. The icing on the cake is that Leo Parker, Tia’s crush from a long-ago sailing camp, has been hired as the yacht’s captain. The only problem is that he’s engaged to someone else.
Tia hides her feelings and rolls up her sleeves as she sets out to make her aunt’s dream a reality. But as the tide turns on Leo’s relationship, does Tia dare hope he might set a course for her heart?
All the romance of a summer in San Francisco is captured in this delightful story from an author who has made a career of tugging our heartstrings.
My Thoughts: During the summer I was looking for a good summer romance, and this was definitely caught my eye. I had never read a book in which the main character would be cooking on a yacht. So the concept was something that was intriguing, and it followed through quite well throughout the book. I did enjoy the characters, they were all different in their own ways, but they occasionally slipped into cliche people once in a while. The author did a good job painting different tones towards each character so that the reader had strong connections and feelings towards each and everyone of the characters. The writing was easy to follow and read, which is why I read the book in a few short days. Being the age I am, I did think this book was aimed more as a middle grade book, but enjoyable for all ages nonetheless. Overall, it was an enticing book to read. I couldn’t put it down once I had started. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.