Jill Shalvis is a new-to-me author. I've read just one of her books prior to The Summer Deal and have enjoyed them both. I don't think of myself as much of a romance reader, and yet, I find myself thoroughly enjoying her stories.
Brynn has returned home after her boyfriend steals from her and leaves her with nothing. A panic attack as she tells her moms about this sends her to the emergency room where she runs into Eli, a boy she went to summer camp with as a child. Apparently they both had a crush on the other and even shared a kiss.
Years have passed and Eli is willing to rent Brynn a room in a house he shares with his younger brother- and Brynn's frenemy from camp, Kinsey. Eli and Kinsey are best friends, but there's no love lost between Brynn and Kinsey. They've got plenty of bad memories of their camp days from long ago. But Brynn doesn't know that Kinsey is in renal failure and needs a kidney transplant, or that she is Kinsey's half sister.
Eli and Brynn rekindle their childhood crush which is definitely more than just a crush. And Kinsey, despite her bristly personality and need to shove anyone who cares about her away from her, does have a pretty amazing guy who loves her. This is a little predictable and of course I knew how things would end, but when I'm reading a romance that's pretty much what I want.
I'm going to keep on reading Jill Shalvis - and lucky for me her backlist is huge.
I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book mailed to me, and am gifting it to anyone visits my Little Free Library. I've got a steady group of readers that stop by and borrow books and this is one that will be perfect to enjoy during the hot summer afternoons when there's nothing better to do than curl up with a good book.