An enjoyable romance... Until Summer Ends by Elana Johnson (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Until Summer EndsUntil Summer Ends
by Elana Johnson
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 312 Pages
May 9th 2017 by Cleis Press


Sophie Newton is determined to prove herself to her father, who insists she could never run a successful business. She opens a beachside taco stand called The Sandy Tortilla and plans to make her own way, one burrito at a time. 

When she loses her summer help, Sophie rushes to find somebody to help take orders. She finds that somebody in Montgomery Winters, a struggling actor from LA. Mont takes the job; the money's useful, though he finds that his curvy boss is what really keeps him around. 

As Sophie and Mont work together, they discover an intense attraction between them. But when Mont's agent calls him about a career-making audition, he decides he must pursue the opportunity, even though he can't get Sophie out of his head. Now, Sophie must choose between chasing after the man she's falling in love with and the business she's fought so hard to build.

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My Review

UNTIL SUMMER ENDS was an enjoyable romance with plenty of chemistry between the characters. It was full of small-town charm, friendships, and some sizzling romance. Recommended to readers who enjoy adult contemporary romance.

I really loved Sophie and Mont! They were such interesting characters and very different from each other - bringing a nice balance to their relationship. Sophie is so focused on her taco shack and keeping her heart safe. Mont was much more laid-back while taking a break from the LA crowd and waiting to see if he could land a larger role in the film industry. There were so many swoon-worthy and rather humorous moments as well as sweet ones between these two. I also really enjoyed quite a lot of the dialogue between them.

The story was engaging the whole way through and, as a reader, I definitely felt the sparks and chemistry jumping off the page. There was also enough tension created by the characters' different dreams and goals as well as their past baggage to keep things from being too smooth. I would have liked the secondary characters to be better fleshed out and for it to have been cleaner, but that would be it.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a fun read! Plenty of sizzle without it taking over and allowing for some depth to the story. I loved the main characters and the very sweet ending.

Content: Innuendo, one closed-door love scene, heavy making out.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Elana's work includes the young adult dystopian romance seriesPossession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available, as well as a young adult dystopian short story in the Possession world, Resist.

Her newest release is the beginning of a new adult fantasy series. ECHOES OF SILENCE came out with Amazon Publishing on May 3, 2016. See all of her books here.

Elana also writes inspirational western romances under the pen name Liz Isaacson. Check out all 5 books in the Amazon #1 Bestselling Three Rivers Ranch Romance series, and get ready for the rest of the series by the end of 2016.

Her newest release is UNTIL SUMMER ENDS, a contemporary romance novel from Cleis Press/Start Media.

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Author Giveaway

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