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REVIEW: Summer Heat by Rachel Van Dyken

Series: Cruel Summer

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Publication Date: August 2, 2018

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Mel's thoughts...

Oh my gawd !! RVD comes at ya with a sizzling summer read, full of sexual tension that might just melt your IPad, iPhone whatever device you use to read. Marlon and Ray are enemies. Ray is the spoiled rich princess and Marlon is the foster kid who mows her lawn and gets picked on at school. Years later these two meet up again and Marlon isn’t that skinny kid anymore and this time he’s set to make her suffer. These two are like fire together and there is definitely no love lost whatsoever. That one night years ago forgotten. Oh man this book was so good. I was giddy from the get go and I knew that this was gonna be good. I loved these two and their battles, for me it just added to their insane chemistry and you could feel it dripping off the pages. All I kept thinking was oh my god what is going to happen next. I couldn’t read fast enough and then well and then I felt like I read too fast. And I’m literally sitting here screaming for more. I need more so badly it’s not even funny. I’m hooked on this story. I’m hooked on the characters. Rachel Van Dyken gives you a steamy hate filled read that will have you saying more please I’m desperate for more.


Spoiled Princess is what he used to call me.

We were an inferno of hate and passion wound up with a dash of chaos.

For four years I watched him mow my lawn.

For four years I watched my friends make fun of him.

For four years I hated myself for wanting him, but even more for the way I treated him.

And then I had him.

For one night, we put all labels away and I spent the best night of my life in his arms.

Then the next day, with my secret night under lock and key, I looked the other way while my friends shamed him.

But now the jokes on me, because the scrawny lawn boy who I secretly loved from afar is now the director of Hollywood's most exclusive summer camp.

And I'm on his staff.

Now it's his turn to punish me.

His turn to make me pay.

His turn to take his revenge after years of humiliation.

He's no longer a boy you can ridicule.

But a college graduate who can have any woman he wants.

I want him to look at me the way he did that one night we had together, but right now

the look in his eyes tells me he's going to enjoy having me under him for two straight months.

I don't know where his hatred ends, his passion begins.

All I know is he wants revenge.

And I'm his lucky target.

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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