Since this book is about summer, reading this can be compared to a time when you first set your feet on a beach you've never been before. You don't know the people, the twists and turn of the place and how the waves on that part of the ocean would come to you.
Whenever I embark on a new reading that is always the exact feeling that I get but each experience is greatly different from the other. A Summer To Remember is a read that is filled with never ending unexpected turn of events. I know, I already used that very same line to my other reviews and like those reads stating that line has its pros and cons and since I’m really in the mood to write a review, I’ll start with the story’s pros:
Predictability may come handy at times when you’re reading but unpredictability is a thing that is greatly appreciated by me. This story is filled with those out-of-this-world unexpected turn of events – it may come as a positive or a negative thing but looking on the physicality of it, I do like the romantic summer love at first sight thing that happened (brings out the hopeful romantic in me - I clearly know)
. Another thing is that, I like the character‘s straightforwardness to each other, other people and to the situations that lies ahead of them.
As for the cons of the story, I honestly didn’t connect with any of the characters; I think Ava and Adrian lacks a bit of ’charisma’
and passion so I really didn’t get a chance to really connect with them. BUT I think the greatest thing that bugs my mind is the ridiculous and impulsive plan that Ava did here – Why God would she move in with a man whom she just met for two weeks? And her parents, her parents agreed to this without any qualms just because she’s already 18? NO. I think that situation is a definite no no. :|
Now, after reading and analyzing stuffs about Summer To Remember – I find myself thinking – What really did happen here? Stripping all the lovey-dovey stuffs and romantic scenes. It feels empty. Sigh
I know my cons seems to weigh much more than my pros and the story is far from perfect, things might get so cliché and there are things that totally bugs my mind but still the story's fast pacing and unexpected plot carries it all. I'll sure be waiting for the next book to arrive. :)*Thanks to the author for kindly providing advance the copy for review.*