Friday, November 15, 2019

A NEW SHADE OF SUMMER by Nicole Deese, Reviewed by Kim

This is my favorite Nicole Deese story to date! I was really hoping she would give Davis his own story after what happened in the previous book, A Season to Love. I’m so glad she did because Davis got the happy ever after ending he deserves.
Callie has to be one of my all-time favorite female heroines. (And a little birdie -Nicole Deese 😀- told me she is modeled after a real person!) She is so bright and sunny and she brings out the best in everyone. You just can’t help being happy whenever she’s on the page. She also has a more complex side that developed throughout the story. And, she is so perfect for Davis and his son.

This story is told in two points of view, Callie’s and Davis’s, which I really liked because you get to see how each character is truly feeling. I also loved the small town setting and am hoping we get to go back for Shep’s story next!
*I purchased this book.

BackCover Blurb:
As an artist, Callie Quinn relies on inspiration to guide her wandering soul. This summer she accepts a short-term muralist job in her sister’s charming town to spend some much-needed time with her family. After meeting her nephew’s friend, Brandon, she’s eager to draw out his untapped artistic talents—however, it’s the boy’s straitlaced single father who could use a little color in his life.

Davis Carter may be the town’s favorite animal whisperer, but his experience is limited when it comes to understanding his preteen’s rebellious behavior. Desperate for a breakthrough, he follows the lead of a free spirit who claims to know the way into his son’s closed-off world. Soon, Davis isn’t the only one caught up in the hope of a new beginning.

Just as Callie considers trading her unattached existence for a life rich with promise and permanence, an unexpected visit from the past threatens to send her packing once again. Davis and Callie must learn to surrender their fears so they can find a love that will outlast the summer.

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1 comment:

  1. I think just looking at this cover took the chill off my cold wintry Friday! Thanks for bringing a fun review for us, today, Kim! Nicole Deese is an author I've heard a lot about but haven't read yet, but your enthusiasm for this series is tempting!


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