{Review} The Summer of Jake by Rachel Bailey

{Review} The Summer of Jake  by Rachel BaileyThe Summer of Jake by Rachel Bailey
Also by this author: The Finn Factor
Published by Entangled: Embrace on August 4, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Falling for Best Friend's Sibling, New Adult
Character(s): Athletes/Coaches
Pages: 290
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Falling in love wasn't part of the plan…

Life is just dandy for aspiring fashion designer Annalise Farley. She has a great job (or she will once her designs are discovered), parents who only slightly disapprove, a cat that thinks she's a dog, and a best friend…even if she hasn't seen her in a while.

But then Jake Maxwell saunters back into her life. Jake, the love god. Jake, her best friend's older brother. Jake, who broke her heart at sixteen without realizing it, then left to become a pro surfer. Now he's back, having taken the surfing and business worlds by storm, and he's ready for a new challenge--catching the eye of another girl. And he wants Annalise's help.

Helping Jake land his next girlfriend is too fraught with emotional danger for her liking, but then Jake offers to put her designs in his shops. Is that the sound of her life cracking at the seams? It's hard to tell with Jake smiling at her like she's the only thing that makes him happy…

Erin: A first New Adult title from Rachel Bailey, The Summer of Jake was everything you’d expect from this author and this type of book. Lots of sweet romance filled with lots of emotion, a great story line, and characters you can’t help but fall in love with. This book was a lot of fun, from the unique way that Jake Maxwell and Annalise Farley reconnect, to their budding relationship, to the way they grow as characters. This is the perfect read for a summer day. Light and sweet, with romance that will make you smile and your heart fill. This is a quick, easy read with a lot of depth that will satisfy you in all the ways a romance should.


Erin is a book addict! She loves books of all kinds, but her favorites are Contemporary Romance or YA (and she reads both boy/boy AND boy/girl, sometimes even girl/girl!) She's been reading since she could hold a book in her hands and doesn't see that changing any time soon. Give her a Coke, kick ass tunes from her favorite playlists, and a book, and she's in reading heaven.

She's a Texan, though she drinks her tea plain and NOT sweet. She loves cheesecake, strawberry limeade's from Sonic and her favorite color is purple. In her books, she loves an HEA, but she never minds if the road is rough to get there, as long as the reward is worth the struggle.

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