Before Summer Ends
By Susan Mallery
Four Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I listened to the audiobook version. I enjoyed this book very much, it was light and easy and just perfect for a summer day reading on the beach.
From the Publisher: Nissa Lang knows Desmond Stilling is out of her league. He’s a CEO, she’s a teacher. He’s gorgeous, she’s…not. So when her house-sitting gig falls through and Desmond offers her a place to stay for the summer, she vows not to reveal how she’s felt about him since their first—and only—kiss.
Desmond should’ve known better than to bring temptation into his house. He decided long ago that his best friend’s sister was too sweet, too good, for him. She deserves a guy who can give his heart. For her sake, he’s stayed away. But as her laughter breathes life into his lonely mansion, he’s not sure how long he’ll be able to resist.
My Take: Sometimes I feel like I’m cheating when I listen to an audiobook, but I believe it gives the story a bit more depth. The narrators were great, and I liked the way they told the story. Susan Mallery is an excellent writer and she paces this book exceptionally well. I’d say it’s a page-turner… but since I listened to the book, I’m not sure what you’d call that! Anyway, the writing flows nicely and I was engaged with the characters and were rooting for them the entire book.
About the Author: Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of novels about the relationships that define women’s lives—family, friendship, romance. Library Journal says, “Mallery is the master of blending emotionally believable characters in realistic situations,” and readers seem to agree—40 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Her warm, humorous stories make the world a happier place to live. Susan grew up in California and now lives in Seattle with her husband. She’s passionate about animal welfare, especially that of the two ragdoll cats and an adorable poodle who