Thursday, February 23, 2017

All Summer Long

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CARLSON, MELODY
ALL SUMMER LONG

Tia D'Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant. What's not to love? Sunset dinner cruises, posh wedding receptions -- the possibilities are endless and far more appetizing than staying in a monotonous job in her Podunk hometown. Besides, some of her best memories are tied to San Francisco -- especially the memory of Leo Parker, her crush from a long-ago sailing camp.

When Leo Parker himself turns out to be the yacht's captain, Tia is floating on air. But will it all come crashing down around when she discovers his heart belongs to someone else?

Get ready for a romantic summer in San Francisco, where the future glistens brighter than the Bay at sunset.

My Review:

A sweet, breezy summer romance.

Loved the whole dinner cruise angle. Most of the story takes place as the old yacht is being transformed into a floating restaurant and Carlson did an amazing job of describing it all. I could feel the deck rocking underneath my feet and smell the fresh sea air. Not to mention the descriptive food details -- foodies will be pleased. And the San Francisco setting was an added bonus.

The story is told exclusively from Tia's point of view and I liked her right off. She's ready to spread her wings and heading to San Francisco to help her aunt on a new business venture is a dream come true. But dreams can be complicated. Like when your teenage crush is the captain of the ship. What follows is a summer of discoveries -- in more ways than one.

 A classic, light-hearted romance that's perfect for an afternoon escape read.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of All Summer Long please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 26 2017.  Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. New-to-me author! And hubby & I just went to San Francisco in October for the first time for our vacation. I'd love that angle, "revisiting" if you will :-) Sunset dinner on a yacht converted to a restaurant overlooking the Bay, make my reservation ASAP!!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I've always wanted to visit San Francisco! Yes, the idea of a floating restaurant is quite romantic, isn't it? Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I have read some of her books and enjoyed them. This one I haven't read yet. cheetahthecat(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She has tons of books out and writes for the YA market as well, I think. Good luck, Kim.

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  3. With a blizzard forecast for tomorrow, I'm up for reading a summer book!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Oh no -- this would definitely warm things up. And, ugh, if you're getting a storm now it's bound to track it's way over here in a few days. And we've been enjoying quite warm temps. Gah! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  4. It sounds like this would be another great story to spend an afternoon with. Melody is a wonderful author. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. I enjoy her books, particularly the Christmas ones, and it would be fun to re-visit San Francisco via her good descriptions. Thanks for the review. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. I've read a few of her Christmas books too. I think she has one out every year. Good luck, CC.

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  6. Pretty cover. Thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. Sounds like a book I would enjoy!! Thank you so much for doing the giveaway!

    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Deborah. Good luck.

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  8. Everyone needs a pleasant escape now and then and I believe this is the book that can take you away. Thank you for sharing, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It definitely is -- good luck, Melanie.

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  9. Winter in NE Ohio makes me anxious to enjoy a lighthearted romance so thanks for the opportunity to escape February and take a dinner cruise, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Then this is the book for you, Diane. Good luck.

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  10. I've read one of her Christmas stories and liked it quite a bit. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  11. I have never heard of her I will have to go check her out. Thanks for the chance to win, Kav. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. There's lots to choose from. Good luck, Linda.

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  12. I have book one Once Upon a Summertime in my TBR. I would love to have this one for my collection. KAV, thank you for the chance to win it.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a great summer series. Good luck, Caryl.

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