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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews

Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews
Published By: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover - 416 pages / Kindle - 5 KB / Nook
ISBN: 0312642717
ASIN: B00779MU6E
Genre: Women's Fiction / Contemporary Romance / Contemporary Fiction

About The Author:

Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


BUY THE BOOK: Spring Fever
*Preorder - Release Date: June 5, 2012*

Disclaimer: I received an ARC edition of the book from St. Martin's Press, at no cost to me, for my honest review and participation in the pre-publication promotion of the book.

Book Description:

The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets.

Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They've been divorced for four years, she's engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she's ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she's been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back. But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town. On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone. Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.

My Book Review:

Welcome to Passcoe, NC ... a southern small town that is the home to the Bayless family business, Quixie Beverage Company since 1922. There's nothing better than a little southern hospitality served with Quixie cherry soda pop, gossip, sizzling passion and family secrets!

Annajane Hudgens had a crush on Mason Bayless her whole life, and she knew she fell in love with him while working at his family's beverage company during the summer when she was 15 and he was 19 years old. Four years later they would share their first kiss, and eventually settle into married life in a little lakeside cottage, only to have trials and tribulations that would tear their marriage apart. Four years after their divorce, she is determined to finally put Mason and Passcoe behind her for a new life and love in Atlanta. Her final goodbye was attending Mason's wedding, but the wedding is called to a halt due to a family emergency and what ensues is purely kismet! Passion and love that was thought to be extinguished four years before still simmers below the surface. Annajane's sister-in-law and best friend, Pokey Bayless Riggs, is determined to play matchmaker and get her brother and best friend back together. The drama plays out in this sleepy little southern town when deeply held family secrets come to light, and a beautiful villainess and a greedy younger brother join forces to hatch a plan to sell off the family business. Will Annajane and Mason have a second chance at true love, or is it just a case of Spring Fever?

Spring Fever is a sassy, sizzling fun southern fiction novel that will keep the reader captivated from beginning to end. The storyline is well written and draws the reader in with the drama and passion that leaps off the pages. The author creates an intriguing story that weaves Annajane and Mason's past and present in alternating chapters.The characters are realistic and have complex personalities that gives the story depth, and makes it that much more powerful and compelling. The characters are so much fun to get to know, their engaging personalities and fun loving southern ways make the reader feel like they can step into the story and live among them. The author does a wonderful job of describing the setting, the reader can visualize what it feels like to live in the small southern town. Spring Fever is alive and well in little ol' Passcoe, NC!

Spring Fever is another fabulous novel from author Mary Kay Andrews that readers should place on their Summer 2012 reading list. This sizzling, sassy, drama-filled passionate novel will surely keep the heatwave going this summer!



  1. Wow, Kathleen--thanks for the great review! I'll be signing in FairHaven--hope to see some Jersey Girls then! Many thanks--MKA

    1. Hi Mary Kay! I loved, loved, loved Spring Fever. I am so excited to have been one of the 50 readers chosen to read and review your novel in the pre-publication promotion. Best wishes, I hope Spring Fever hits #1! :)

  2. I am so jealous that you have already gotten to read this book! I cannot wait until it comes out. I think it would be a perfect beach read (those are the best)!
    I am new to the book blog community so if you get a chance please drop over and say hello!!

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

    (New Follower)

  3. I just found this book and I am looking forward to downloading this on my Kindle and reading it soon. I am from SC and I love to read about the beaches and people who are so inspirational.

    Sunny from the Amazon "Meet Our Authors Discussions Forum" Welcome To The Kindle Comfort Inn.

    We hope you will join us. It is always fun to meet a new writer. This is a wonderful group of writers and readers.

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog site. This was a wonderful book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

  4. I found your review through book blogs and I just reviewed this on my blog! I added a link back to your review in my blog post (if you want me to remove it, please let me know). If you get a chance check it out:

    1. Hi Annie! Thank you for stopping by and putting my link on your blog, I appreciate it. :)