It’s a RaRaResources kinda day today as all my blog posts are for this tour organiser! So, second blog post of the day is where I get to share my review of ‘At the end of the Summer’ by June Moonbridge. Many thanks to Rachel for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:
Joshua’s life as a rock guitarist seems like a dream come true. Sold out concerts, red carpet events and wild nights portray him as a confident young man with the world at his feet. Only few friends know the scars he carries.
When freelance photographer Caroline meets the rock band Burning Ruins at the after party, an irresistible chemistry of attraction between her and the sexy rock guitarist is clearly seen to everybody. However, after a forced conversation from Joshua’s side, Caroline’s convinced the attraction is not mutual.
Waking up the next morning, Caroline has no idea what happened. She flees out of the hotel room mortified, convinced she’d become another of the band’s trophies. Determined never to meet anyone from Burning Ruins ever again, she has no clue people around her have different ideas.
In a summer that takes them from London to Wales and to the sultry heat of Rome, they’re desperately fighting their demons from the past, while trying to protect their broken hearts. Will they ever let each other mend their broken hearts or will they try to heal them alone?
What does TWG think?
The cover of ‘At the End of the Summer’ really caught my eye – just look at the simplistic yet intriguing design. After all, who doesn’t like looking at a starry sky?
If you enjoy reading novels which are full of romantic escapades, uncertain emotions, and drama that guaranteed to overflow more than once throughout the storyline, then I have a pretty good feeling that this book would be for you.
Was it for me though? Honestly? Yes and no. I thought the drama element was perfectly matched to the characters personalities, some more than others, and I enjoyed the fact that I was able to watch certain characters (namely Caroline), flourish as the story progressed. It’s clear that June Moonbridge has taken the time to craft her characters lifestyles in such a detailed manner, whilst also carefully carving their personalities in a way readers might be able to relate to. For example – each of the characters spent time trying to come to terms with their varying levels of naivety, and as weird as this sounds, watching a character own that personality trait is incredibly endearing and allows them to come across more three-dimensional as opposed to simply being a fictional character.
That said, I did find some of the storyline and romantic notions to be a little farfetched and unbelievable. I could see what the author was trying to achieve, but I seemed to struggle at times with just how far it went. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a happy ending and people falling in love – I’m not that much of a cynic!
All in all, ‘At the End of the Summer’ was a pleasant enough read with characters who definitely made the storyline what it was.
About the author.
June was born in June and she always loved the moon. Born and raised in Slovenia, she studied economics, and quickly realised she hated it.
However, later she found herself working in mainly male-dominated businesses. She can choose the best steel for your project, but don’t, please don’t, ask her which lipstick brand you should use.
Although her writing was constantly criticised by her teacher that didn’t stop her. Under different pen names, she had stories published in magazines, and then went on to publish three books under pen name Eri Krt.
After having two children, and learning that her second child has autism, she married their father and carried on working. Work and family life left her with little free time. But the desire to write didn’t die.
Always looking for something new, she challenged herself to write a novel in English and all her three novels:
All that the Heart Desires
Caught Between Two Worlds
At the End of the Summer
are a result of that continuous challenge …
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