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The Sweetest Summer
by Susan Donovan


Overview - A mermaid statue could be the cause of heartbreak or everlasting romance for a practical-minded police chief and his first love--in the second of the delicious Bayberry Island trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan....  Read more...

 
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Overview
A mermaid statue could be the cause of heartbreak or everlasting romance for a practical-minded police chief and his first love--in the second of the delicious Bayberry Island trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan....
Every instinct told Police Chief Clancy Flynn that his island's claim to fame was nothing but a silly tourist attraction. But now and then, he couldn't help but wonder if his lifetime of bad romances--starting with the pretty tourist who broke his fourteen-year-old heart--could be traced back to a childhood prank involving that very statue....
Then one day the pretty tourist comes barreling back into Bayberry--all grown-up and on the run with her niece. Though Evelyn McGuinness is wanted for kidnapping, she tries to persuade Clancy that there's more to the story. Now the by-the-book police chief must make the toughest decision of his life: to take Evelyn into custody--or into his arms....

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780451419293
  • ISBN-10: 0451419294
  • Publisher: Signet Book
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 343
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Bayberry Island

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Books > Fiction > Romance - Contemporary

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-06-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Donovan (Sea of Love) opens this ostensible romance with a most unromantic prologue of obscenity-laced, macho dialogue among adolescent boys. The most profane and contemptuous of the lot grows up to be 32-year-old Clancy Flynn, a divorcé and a coward. Oh, and the chief of police, because this is a romantic thriller, with a child in peril, a slimy federal politician, and more than a few laws broken—many of them by the heroine, Evelyn McGuinness, who crosses state lines to abduct her orphaned niece. Once past the decidedly off-putting entr’acte, Donovan lays down a plot that entertains, but it’s staffed by characters who clearly exist to fill a genre slot or set up a few gags. The obvious puppet strings prevent strong reader identification with the story’s imbroglios, situational or emotional. The success of the story hinges on flashbacks to 14-year-old Clancy falling in love with Evie the first time, and the awkward, raw underage sexuality will make some readers squirm and others sigh. (Aug.)

 
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