Book Review

Here’s our Review of The Summer I Loved You by J. L. Lora


by J.L. Lora
Publication Date: July 24, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Second Chance, Standalone



He swore to never come back. She promised to hold him to his word.

After years of living the life his oppressive parents wanted for him, Cameron Blake is ready to pursue his dreams of being a reclusive artist. Pleasing the faithful baseball fans of the New York Emperors has been rewarding, but now all he wants is peace and quiet. That and an irreversible vasectomy. Because there’s no way he’s passing on the heavy burden of the Blake genes to an innocent child. But Cameron never gets what he wants. Ever.

The last thing Adrianna Arenas needs is for her ex to slide back into her life. Not when she can throw a nine-year-old curve ball that will change his game. Not when his father could tear her world apart with a simple phone call. Especially not when, despite everything that stands between them, her insides go wild when Cameron walks into a room. But Adri never gets to keep things the way she needs them. Ever.

After ten years, fate brings Cameron face-to-face with Adrianna, the woman he never forgot, and the little girl that ties them forever.

It all goes back to the secrets, jealousy, and heartache that destroyed the magical summer when they loved each other madly, broke each other’s hearts, and changed each other’s lives.

Read this second chance romance and find out if Adri and Cam’s story goes on the win column for love.


Our Thoughts

Adrianna and Cam had a whirlwind of a summer when they were young but once that summer ended they knew they’d never cross paths again. Almost 10 years have passed before Cam steps foot near their old home town again (excluding any games) and he meets someone he was definitely not expecting. They are thrown back together and just when they start to let their guards down the past comes back to bite them. They have to decide if their chemistry and love is stronger than their past battles.

I love a second chance romance. There is just something about two characters reuniting and reconnecting that remind me of my own happily ever after; in this case both Cam and Adrianna lived with regrets of how they parted ways but neither one of them expected a chance to reconnect. Feelings were hurt and hearts were broken but they still couldn’t deny the connection between them. I really enjoyed the journey the author took us on with this couple. The pacing was fast but steady; there was a lot packed into the pages of this book but I didn’t feel like anything was rushed. The timing was consistent and the only ‘jumps’ in time were a few days or a week at a time (there were a few flashbacks but those were easily distinguished by the header letting us know we were back in 2007). Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to all my romance loving friends.


J. L. Lora is a Dominican-American author. Her stories explore the dark side of good characters, people living in the gray areas of life while playing the cards life has dealt them. She loves strong heroines and their equally powerful Men. She currently lives in Maryland, pursuing her dream of writing compelling, sexy, can’t-put-down stories about empowered, badass alpha heroines and take-your-breath-away alpha heroes

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