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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer at Sea by Beth Labonte (Book Review)

Summer at Sea by Beth Labonte
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: April 24, 2015
Format: eBook - 239 pages
               Kindle - 2973 KB
Genre: Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy / Women's Fiction

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a book review program hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.

Book Description:

Four jackets of varying weights, enough socks for the entire Confederate Army, three umbrellas, most of the antacid aisle from the local pharmacy, and six pairs of old people sneakers that all look exactly the same. 

Have you ever helped your parents pack for a weeklong cruise? 

No? I didn't think so. So shut it. 

So begins vacation for Summer Hartwell - twenty-six years old, living with her anxiety-ridden parents, and unwillingly booked by her brother on a weeklong cruise to Bermuda. Despite the nightmare of being trapped aboard a cruise ship with Mom and Dad, Summer sees a rare opportunity to fulfill The Prophecy – her mother’s declaration that she will live at home until she gets married. With two thousand passengers onboard, at least one of them must be husband material, right?

The only problem is Graham Blenderman – her brother’s best friend who is joining them for the week, in all of his tall, blonde, extroverted glory. Graham doesn’t believe Summer needs a husband in order to break free from her parents. He thinks she just needs a little bit of nerve. And to Summer’s introverted horror, he’s willing to spend the entire week proving that he’s right.

My Book Review:

If you are looking for a thoroughly entertaining chick lit / romantic comedy to read during the waning days of summer, than look no further, author Beth Labonte's Summer at Sea will keep you in stitches!

Follow twenty-six year old Summer Hartwell as she embarks on a week long cruise adventure to Bermuda with her family. Summer's plans for the cruise include seeking fun adventures, independence, and romance ... but she doesn't expect to find romance with her brother Eric's best friend Graham Blenderman, who joins them on the cruise!

Summer at Sea is a sassy tale that has a wonderful mixture of romance and comedy. The reader is easily drawn into Summer's crazy adventures as she pursues her mission to gain independence from her parents and find romance while on the cruise. This is a well-written and fast paced fun tale that is full of memorable characters and laugh-out-loud moments. I loved the wickedly humorous and witty banter, sarcasm, snarkiness, and sweet romance that is interwoven throughout the story. As the reader follows Summer's hilarious relationship with her parents, to the crazy drama and mishaps, to the unrequited desire for Graham that unexpectedly blossoms into a romance, you know that Summer is in for one heck of a memorable cruise. Reading this entertaining story made me want to go on a cruise!

Summer at Sea is a delightful romantic comedy that will leave the reader wanting more!


About The Author

Author Beth Labonte
received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently working as an Administrative Assistant, she has taken to writing as her creative outlet in an excruciatingly mundane corporate world. Beth resides in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and two cats.

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