One Perfect Summer – ARC Review

45934720._SY475_One Perfect Summer
by Brenda Novak
Release Date:  April 7, 2020
Publisher:  Mira Books
Number of pages:  464
Kindle edition
Source: Net Galley ARC
Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating:  R
Read 3/8/20 to 3/12/20


When Serenity Alston swabbed her cheek for 23andMe, she joked about uncovering some dark ancestral scandal. The last thing she expected was to discover two half sisters she didn’t know existed. Suddenly, everything about her loving family is drawn into question. And meeting these newfound sisters might be the only way to get answers.

The women decide to dig into the mystery together at Serenity’s family cabin in Lake Tahoe. With Reagan navigating romantic politics at work and Lorelei staring down the collapse of her marriage, all three women are converging at a crossroads in their lives. Before the summer is over, they’ll have to confront the past and determine how to move forward when everything they previously thought to be true was a lie. But any future is easier to face with family by your side.

I have to say, this storyline was unique and instantly drew me into the book.  I found each individual story of the sisters interesting, and their story with each other fascinating. There was a lot going on in this story, all of it kept me turning the pages.

I especially loved Lorelei’s story.  This book seems to give more insight into her than the other sisters.  In fact, that’s my only issue with this book…I felt there were threads that started that didn’t get a good conclusion. 

While we know the stories of all the ladies, sometimes things were mentioned in passing that made me more curious.  It’s hard to explain.  It’s nothing that detracts from the story.  I guess I feel that if this would have been a series in 3 parts, each focusing on one sister but still being a story of them all, the author could have delved deeper into the smaller details that left me wanting more.

Don’t misunderstand; this is a wonderful tale of three women discovering their true selves.  Not just in the outward manner of DNA and sisterhood, but they all have to dig deep to decide what is truly important to them.  They all have to let go of their outer shells in order to find their own true happiness.  It’s a beautiful journey for them all.

4.5 stars

**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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