by Tiffany Odekirk
Publisher : Covenant Communications (February 14, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 274 pages
ISBN-10 : 1524421464
ISBN-13 : 978-1524421465
Hannah Kent and Oliver Jennings pledged their hearts to each other as children. Now, years later, Hannah is thrilled to receive an invitation to spend the summer at Oliver’s family’s country estate. The path to wedded bliss is clear―so long as Oliver’s highbrow older brother, Damon, has ceased his juvenile antics, Hannah’s future looks bright indeed.
But from the moment Hannah arrives at Summerhaven, nothing is as she expected. Oliver seems disinterested in renewing their acquaintance, and Damon is not the brutish boy she remembers but a man intent on avoiding marriage. Although she has loathed Damon her whole life, when he contrives a ruse designed to win them both what they desire, Hannah warily agrees. All she has to do to reclaim Oliver’s attention is pretend to be madly in love with Damon. But when Damon is surprisingly convincing in his role as a suitor, it proves difficult to discern the line between pretense and true love.
Damon Jennings, Oliver Jennings, and Hannah Kent grew up together. At age 12, Oliver and Hannah promised to get married, and Hannah has loved him ever since. Damon and Hannah had always had a difficult relationship, with Hannah hating the tricks he played on her. Years later, she still considers him her adversary.
Oliver comes off as the fun loving brother, but he is often putting his own wants above other people. Damon doesn’t want to only be wanted for his future title, and he hides who he really is from others.
I love Damon and Hannah’s relationship. I adored their sweet moments and their funny moments, and I love their deeper moments. This book was really hard to put down. I love finding new authors I love!
Summerhaven is a twist on my favorite trope of childhood love, and I love it even more for the twist.
The main characters were strong and fully developed, and I felt a connection to them. I also liked the side characters. I really look forward to reading more from this author.
This book releases on Valentine’s Day, which is the perfect date for it. It’s the exact kind of romance I love.
P.S. There was less than an hour to go before my alarm would go off when I finished the book. Summerhaven 1 Sleep 0. I regret nothing.